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Pro-Trump convenience store offers $50K for Kathy Griffin's severed head

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS46) -

The Lewis Country Store in Tennessee has gained attention again for a controversial sign they recently displayed.

The digital sign reads, "$50,000 Reward for Kathy Griffin's head delivered."

This was in response to the controversial photo shoot where Comedian Kathy Griffin brandished a fake, bloodied, severed head in a mock beheading, presumably depicting President Donald Trump.

According to local media, an attorney with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville Department of Law said the digital sign is on private property and "does not appear to be an obvious violation of the Metropolitan Code of Laws."

"Generally, the First Amendment protects even speech that may be construed as offensive," she said.

This isn't the first time the convenience store was recognized for being controversial. It's used its digital signs for messages to "Never forget Benghazi" and "Trump that B**ch."

The Lewis Country store owner, Bradford Lewis, refused to speak to the media after the controversy gained national attention. The sign, however, was changed to "America first, screw the rest of y'all" sometime before Friday afternoon.

The digital signs also criticized Shell Oil, who refused to do business with the convenience store after their recent controversial sign.

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