Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Gun Ads Target Kids


20 comments:

Cloudia said...

*Sigh*



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Michael Manning said...

How our world has changed, Sandy. Hope this prompts dialogue among many.

catsynth said...

How charming...

A Lady's Life said...

Cool :(

SueAnn Lommler said...

Yeow! That is scary!
Hugs
SueAnn

Betty Manousos said...

that is scary..

big hugs~

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Just what we need a bunch of gun toting kids.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm conflicted. Back in the day when the NRA was not run by morons they were big into gun safety. I took several NRA gun safety and shooting classes and got very comfortable with firearms and learned how to shoot, clean, and store the weapons safely. All under the close supervision of my father of course.

I am not into guns now and don't own one but I know lots of responsible gun owners who continue to teach their kids the responsible use and care of weapons.I don't feel a bit threatened by those folks.

It is the morons among us who mouth about keeping weapons to protect themselves against the government that worry me. Also, I don't think there is a not a legitimate use in the world for large clip rifles.

The second amendment references to a "well regulated militia" I think we have a right and a responsibility to regulate the ownership of guns.

caite said...

I will admit it.
I own a gun and yes, I enjoy shooting.
And I know many, many people that own guns. They hunt, they skeet shoot, they too enjoy target practice. And many teach their kids the responsible use of guns. Owning a gun is a right and a big responsibility..and yes, a part of many people's culture.
Is that ad tasteless? Maybe..but then many are.
But I do not fear law abiding owners...I fear those that own illegal purchased weapons, which obviously all the laws in the world will have little effect on because they KNOW THEY ARE ALREADY BREAKING THE LAW AND DO NOT CARE!

Myrna R. said...

Wow. Can't say more than that. Wow.

Gattina said...

That's unbelievable ! I thought it was a joke !! Guns are strictly forbidden in Belgium and in the other European countries ! A shame to use children as sales target ! Hope that at least the parents are not idiots !

Lin Floyd said...

scary....

imac said...

Would have thought advertising guns for kids 0- should be against the law.

Birdie said...

I could not even finish the article. What had our world come to? Scary, indeed.

Lew said...

Scary stuff! And around here guns and drugs seem to go together, though for teenagers, not for 8 year olds.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I want to cry. Bill is watching TV news as I read/write and they are reporting that over 70 people were killed by guns TODAY (only).

Zuzana said...

Considering the current events, you could not have chose a more appropriate WW post.;)
xoxo

Indrani Ghose said...

Debatable issue!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Guns don't kill people. PEOPLE kill people. As for the ad, it's a matter of opinion as to whether it qualifies as crass or tasteless, but it's nowhere near as egregious as the violent movies cranked out daily by Hollyweird, most of them aimed at kids whose parents take them to sit watching blood, gore, and GUN VIOLENCE for two-plus hours at a time, thereby putting at least a tacit stamp of approval on said gun violence. Stallone's latest movie is named "Bullet To The Head" but I never hear anyone whining about that. Just step up and buy Junior his popcorn, then settle in for the show. But don't bother to teach him that he should cherish the Constitution which ensures those filmmakers the right to sell that trash. And yes, that includes the Second Amendment, the purpose of which is to protect Americans from a tyrannical government. Molon Labe: Come and take them. If you can.

Pat said...

Speechless.