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Australian church sign about Florida school massacre stirs controversy — see the reason why

A sign at an Australian church is stirring controversy over its brash message. The sign says: "When will they love their kids more than they love their guns." (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

An Australian church sign addressing last week's Florida school shooting is stirring controversy over its brash message.

What does the sign say?

The sign was posted outside the Gosford Anglican Church in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia.

The sign says: "When will they love their kids more than they love their guns."

The message is a clear jab at the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Australians don't have a constitutional right to own and possess guns — and most guns are outlawed in Australia — so it's hard for Australians to understand the gun culture in the U.S.

Still the message is clear: That Americans allegedly care more about gun rights than the safety of children.

And the priest, Rod Bower, who posted the picture took his critique a step further with a message he posted alongside the photo.

"#America is a society destroying itself from within, an empire in decline, it can never be great again. A culture that loves guns more than children has no future other than corruption, decline and death," he wrote.

He later told KRTK-TV the ability for anyone "suffering from a mental illness walk into Kmart and buy a assault rifle" is "surely evidence of a corporate mental illness" that "will ultimately lead to your nation's destruction."

How did people react to the sign and message?

Bower told KTRK the response has been mostly positive and a look at the post's comments confirm that. Most people responded by bashing the National Rifle Association, the "gun lobby" and gun rights group.

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