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Time Warner Cable Bans Some Gun Ads
With a Focus On Semi-Automatics
by Karl Bode 08:40AM Tuesday Jan 22 2013
In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, Time Warner Cable has announced that the cable operator will stop running certain kinds of gun advertisements.

"We no longer accept ads showing semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people," Time Warner Cable said in a statement. "We stand by this policy. If it's essential to a business owner to show this kind of imagery in their commercials, there are other advertising options in the marketplace."

It's unclear how many gun ads Time Warner Cable was running in the first place. Has anyone ever seen a television ad featuring a semi-automatic weapon aimed at another person, either on Time Warner Cable or elsewhere? It would be unfortunate if the company was simply using the Sandy Hook tragedy to gain some positive press.

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Binghamton, NY

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reply to jjoshua

Re: Hypocrisy

Remember, this is America, it's perfectly acceptable to air shows where people are murdered and/or violated during prime time, but if there's even a flash of a tit the FCC jumps into the equation and levies millions of dollars worth of fines.

Tits, even in a non-sexual context are apparently more damaging to young minds than watching someone get raped and stabbed to death (e.g., Law and Order SVU, et. all)

Scotch Plains, NJ

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They will show all sorts of programming with guns being aimed at people.

That's ok?