Sunday, December 23, 2012
The Gun Culture of Yesteryear, Children and Guns and Dangerous Ads
The Huffington Post recently ran an article trying to show how evil guns are by showing us old advertisements from back in the day when it was normal for a father to want his son to have a gun.
Isn't it frightening to know that during 30's, 40's and 50's when those ads ran that those children grew up learning about guns, using guns, owning guns and as a result of that culture and misguided training there were hundreds of mass shootings and murders each year. School shootings, "Drive Bys" and getting killed for your Converse Sneakers or Decoder Rings were a common threat in the 1950's.
It was only after we as a culture began to teach them that guns were evil things waiting to kill people and once we stopped teaching them how to respect and use guns that the mass shootings stopped. It is nice to know we live in such safer times than when those evil ads were used. Unlike the poor children of those deadly days in the 1940's and 1950's who had to spend their days enclosed in their homes sheltered by parents who could not allow them to play freely even in their own yards, unless a parent could watch over them.
The children of today can, thanks to the enlightened thinking that as isolated them for things like learning the responsibility of owning even a BB gun, today's children can leave their homes on Saturday morning, spend their day playing with their friends and not come home again till dusk and their parents know they will be safe.
Yes we can all laugh at those poor foolish parents of yesteryear.
Those Violent Gun Ads of the Past