http://www.wgal.com/news/13019677/detail.html Black Lawmakers Call Gun Rights Sign Racist POSTED: 5:01 pm EDT April 24, 2007 UPDATED: 1:20 pm EDT April 25, 2007 Email This Story | Print This Story Sign Up for Breaking News Alerts HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Black lawmakers are demanding a police investigation of a banner held at Tuesday's run rights rally in the state Capitol. # PICTURES: Hundreds Of Gun-Rights Advocates Rally At Capitol The banner (pictured right, click here for a larger image) called for Rep. Angel Cruz, a lawmaker of Puerto Rican descent, to be "hung from the tree of liberty." Cruz has proposed a bill that would require a $10-a-gun yearly tax and force gun owners to submit a recent photograph and be fingerprinted. Cruz responded to the sign. "We applaud you for expressing the way you felt, but terroristic threats on a legislator who is trying to do a job and make a difference on the quality of life will be unacceptable," Cruz said. The head to the Legislative Black Caucus said that the sign was a threat to a colleague's life and also an act of racism. Paul Estus of Ridgway is one of two men who held up the banner today. He said during the morning rally that the lynching tree was "just a figure of speech."