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At Kroger, loaded guns are safer than skateboards, ice cream, and bare chests

Posted by Tom Megginson | 6-11-2014 17:33 | Category: Activism

At Kroger, loaded guns are safer than skateboards, ice cream, and bare chests

It’s hard to fathom why anyone thinks it’s a good idea for citizens to bring loaded weapons into public places. But many of the United States of America, it is considered a right.

Some national chains, like Starbucks, have asked that customers “no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas.” But others, such as the huge grocery chain Kroger, refuse to take a stand. So Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America are pushing for consumer action.

The campaign points out the absurdity of a store prohibiting things like skateboards, outside foods, and shirtlessness from their stores, to protect shoppers, while allowing loaded guns. “This inconsistency is particularly shocking given that the laws in a majority of states do not require a background check, permitting or even training to open carry a firearm. In all states, but especially those where gun laws are lax, businesses have an obligation to protect their employees and patrons,” says Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action.


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If they find it, they’ll play with it

Posted by Tom Megginson | 26-06-2014 21:46 | Category: Politics

Gun safety ad from Evolve: If they find it, they'll play with it.

This ad for Evolve, a gun safety NGO in the United States, is pretty hilarious:


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This vintage SeaWorld PSA shows how much things have changed   #tbt #throwbackthursday

Posted by Tom Megginson | 12-06-2014 19:13 | Category: Vintage

This vintage SeaWorld PSA shows how much things have changed

Before Blackfish, before PETA’s anti-SeaWorld campaigns, “Shamu” was the beloved (if captive) star of SeaWorld’s family entertainment. So of course it made sense, in the early 1980s, to feature Shamu and various anthropomorphic sea mammal friends in a kid-friendly PSA:


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A weird, wild PSA about bootleg electronics

Posted by Tom Megginson | 19-11-2013 16:21 | Category: Health

Electrical Safety Council. A weird, wild PSA about bootleg electronics

This bizarre ad from the UK’s Electrical Safety Council tries pretty hard to be Monty Python, but falls short. Nonetheless, I give it points for getting a serious public saftey message across using humour to get around people’s defences against “shock” ads:

 


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