A Jackson, Mississippi gun store owner has stirred up some controversy over two signs he's posted making clear who he will NOT sell a gun to: terrorists and Democrats.

"We don't sell guns to terrorists or Democrats! It's too hard to the tell the difference!" one sign declares.

"If you voted for Kenneth Stokes or Barack Obama you're too stupid to own a gun. Please find another dealer," reads the other.

CNN-affiliate WAPT spoke with the gun seller, Tim Wolverton, about the "controversial" signs. Wolverton said at first he posted the signs as a joke, but now things have gotten a little more serious.

"Well, it kind of started off as a joke... But of course so is Kenneth Stokes," said Wolverton.

What really set off Wolverton is local councilman Kenneth Stokes' recent statements about guns. Stokes has called gun dealers "terrorists," "thugs," and "hoodlums" and told Jackson residents to throw rocks at police who are pursuing suspects.

For his efforts, Wolverton was honored by The Truth About Guns as the official "Gun Hero of the Day."