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The JR-15 assault rifle for kids is insane and FTC must step in
Remember Joe Camel for anyone under the age of say 35 Joe Camel was a cartoon character created by the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company to promote their camel brand of cigarettes and promote he did. In 1991. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study finding that over 90% of children under the age of six, match the camel or the character of Joe Camel to cigarettes. Now the company’s marketing helped camel Sheriff smokers under 18 rise from point 5% to 32.8%. During the campaign, Joe Camel was as recognizable to children as Mickey Mouse. In the wake of the study, the American Heart Association American Lung Association and American Cancer Society wrote a joint letter to the FTC asking them to forcibly end the campaign. And we now see the Joe Camel situation as an obvious ploy by big tobacco to indoctrinate our children. Why do I bring this up? Well take a look at this
Yes, that is a company called we won tactical demonstrating the attributes of its Jr 15, an assault style weapon designed to look like the AR 15 Except far more adorable. It’s 20% smaller so it’s easier for tiny hands to hold and comes complete with semi automatic action. The marketing materials for this company are pretty epic. Check out that badass pacifier on the skull with pigtails and the slogan, get them one just like yours.
Now gun manufacturers have always marketed to children. That’s nothing new. But this effort to indoctrinate children not only into gun ownership but into assault rifle ownership tactical weaponry is insane. Look at these ads from the past few years ads, which I should know Democratic lawmakers and gun safety groups are using to try to push the FTC into setting guardrails for the industry just as they did with RJ Reynolds. These aren’t about protection or hunting or responsible gun ownership. They’re about assault, getting your man card. What’s one tactical holds that the goal of the JR 15 which they refer to as a youth training rifle, is to teach kids responsible safe gun ownership. But the leap of logic I can’t seem to make is how training children to responsibly use a type of weapon that very visibly has not been used responsibly by adults makes a ton of sense.
And the advertising is so effective gun sales in this country are astronomical. And as a new generation of indoctrinates grows older, or I guess just big enough to pick up to 2.2 pounds semi automatic. It’s only going to become more pervasive. Last July after
last July, after Nancy Pelosi showed we won tacticals marketing materials on the House floor. Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested that perhaps if the children who died in the vault a school shooting had been armed with their own Jarrett fifteens that would have solved the problem tweeting, at least they could have defended themselves since no one else did while their parents were held back by police.
I do think that history will prove this to be an inflection point much is with Joe Campbell. Despite years of evidence to the contrary, I still cannot believe that the FTC will not step in and address the blatant marketing of deadly weaponry to children. If big tobacco can be taken down. So can the NRA let’s go
Think before canceling Hollywood celebrities over Israel-Hamas war
The Israel-Hamas war is only the newest chapter in a conflict dating back to 1917. But in modern Hollywood, the highly charged emotions prevailing on both sides of this renewed conflict have divided celebrities and their employers. Icons of entertainment and pop culture, often expected to comment on political affairs, have suddenly found themselves navigating
Viral Big Mac video is misleading as inflation cools
In December 2022, an Idaho man ordered a limited-edition smoked half-pound Big Mac meal with a side of fries and a soda. The total cost came to $16.10. Now, one year later, his social media post on the purchase is going viral, and is attracting interest from right-leaning outlets like the New York Post, the
Trump’s ‘vermin’ rhetoric is straight from Hitler playbook
On Nov. 11, Donald Trump referred to liberals as “vermin.” The United Nations widely recognizes this rhetorical dehumanization as a crucial prerequisite for organized violence, terrorism and genocide. Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, for instance, repeatedly used the German word for “vermin” to describe Jewish populations before, during and after the Holocaust. Straight Arrow News contributor
Israel-Hamas war should not punish innocent civilians in Gaza
The mortality and human suffering in Gaza is horrific, with 0.5% of Gaza’s total population killed and 60%-70% of all Gazans displaced from their homes in the past five weeks since Oct. 7. In the U.S., controversy over supporting Palestine or Israel is on the rise, leading to heated protests and — in some cases
Scottish baby box highlights the failings of US childcare
On TikTok, a woman in Scotland showed the contents of a “baby box” care package that expecting mothers receive from their government, which even included a tiny mattress for the baby. The video has sparked a debate on the other side of the Atlantic, where U.S. state and federal governments restrict access to maternal healthcare
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