Skip to comments.Vintage gun ads recall the true America
Posted on 01/13/2010 4:06:39 AM PST by marktwain
There are people today who are shocked to discover that gun manufacturers advertise their products in magazines displayed on grocery store shelves.
Gun ads? In a grocery store? What if the children see those ads?
As shocking as it might be to some people, there was a time not so long ago when guns were not only advertised in dedicated "gun" magazines, they were routinely advertised in popular publications of all kinds.
Guns used to be a normal and acceptable part of American life. Guns were accepted as necessary tools and respectable recreational equipment ... even for children.
A boy learned to shoot before the training wheels came off his bike. He could even carry his rifle to school for shooting practice without causing a panic that resulted in a S.W.A.T. team locking down the school.
Sometime in the later half of the 20th century, that began to change. Slowly, the idea that people are responsible for their own actions faded away and was replaced by the notion that society's ills can be controlled by regulating objects such as guns.
People are no better or worse now than they were in days gone by. There have always been murders. There have always been bad people. What's missing now is common sense. And along the way, we've lost a big part of the American character.
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I like the thought, and shooting a ‘flying ashtray’ out of a 1911 is very effective.
I’ll still shoot twice.
"We'll all be drinking that free Bubble-Up, and eatin' that rainbow stew."
Ping. Some good old-school gun pr0n here.
A local shop had one of those for sale last week. It was going for $5000.
A S&W Safety Hammerless in either .32 or .38 S&W. Also called “Lemon Squeezer.”
If I had $5000, it would be an incredible bargain. But alas, I don’t.
Here in San Francisco, a friend of mine went to the drug store wearing his NRA cap. A woman with a little girl spotted the cap, and with a look of horror on her face grabbed the girl and said, “Let’s get out of here before somebody gets hurt.”
Most of them are shootable with modern ammo, which is still available.
Then again Reagan also signed the “Firearm Owner’s Protection Act” into law, which contained the Hughes Amendment, which banned the sale of new automatic firearms to the public after April 1986.
Reagan was not without his flaws, after being elected President.
The repeal of NFA, GCA and the Hughes Amendment in FOPA would be part of my platform.
As it is I’ve thought about running for mayor, but I’m 24 and don’t owe anybody anything, so I can’t get special interests behind my back. I also believe in lowering taxes to the absolute minimum, as well as repealing unnecessary taxes. But I don’t have a name like Kennedy.
Did I forget to mention I live in NYC?
I have a 1898 in .38 and a 1909 in .32... both nickle. Nice little guns.
My nightstand companion is a bit more authoritative.
Those were the days!
Be Ever Vigilant!
Ya know, I can STILL buy gun magazines off the rack at the grocery store.
What I want to see is the old advertisements for Anti-Tank Rifles and other cool old military surplus you used to see in old magazines. I still kick myself for not saving my allowance and buying one back in the days when you could get them for (relatively) cheap.
“Is there any conservative in office or are there any that are running that has the repeal of 1934 and 1968 gun control acts as part of their platform?”
No. It would be political suicide. There are not enough patriots around for that to be a winning platform. It would be too realistic for the independents. Just saying.
I’ll take three please! No, no need to wrap them ... but give me a crate of those .45 ACP cartridges ... Ahh the good old days! ;-)
I grew up in the Northeast, not involved in the gun culture at all. At some point in my early twenties, I decided I would become a gun owner. Years later (early 30s now) I met the lady who eventually became my wife. I remember letting her know the first time she visited my apt. that I kept guns in the house, partly to judge her reaction. When she responded with an enthusiastic “Cool!” I knew I had a keeper.