'Pure American' billboard with apple pie, assault weapon removed

Image of the billboard from SlideFire.com/blog

March 17, 2014 1:20:26 PM PDT
A controversial billboard we first reported on last week has been removed.

The advertisement, "Pure American", featured an assault-type rifle along with a baseball glove and apple pie.

It was located on the Stevenson just east of Central.

A gun parts company bought the advertisement saying it deliberately chose Chicago because of the city's crime rate and strict gun laws.

The owner of the billboard said the contract with the gun company expired last Thursday and the billboard was removed.