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DC Metro Rejects Gun Safety Ad From Gun Industry

From Washington Free Beacon:

The agency refused to run an ad from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) that highlighted the industry’s commitment “to make communities safer.” The agency told the group the ad violated its guidelines but did not elaborate on any particular violation, according to an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The trade group said the decision is politically motivated.

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Instagram Bans Promotion Of Guns/Vaping

From CNBC:

Facebook and Instagram will no longer allow influencers to promote vaping, tobacco products or weapons on its platforms using “branded content.”
Instagram announced Wednesday it would no longer allow “branded content” that promotes those goods on either platform. In June, Instagram a change that would let advertisers promote posts from influencers, or users who work with brands to promote services or products. Users see a “paid partnership with” tag on a post when viewing that branded content on Instagram.

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Amazon Bans Ads For Any Book With Guns On Cover

From Observer:

I was confused. The book’s thesis—indeed, my life’s work—is how we can end deaths by firearms. The book doesn’t promote guns. Far from it. In fact, my prime argument is that the lethality of firearms is a problem, but one that we can fix. And yet, Amazon wouldn’t allow us to promote those ideas in the aftermath of a deadly event that demonstrated the dire need for them.

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Op Ed: Our Culture of Gun Addiction

Retired Psychologist wants regulations on ads of guns, just like tobacco.

From Savannah Now:

The hard truth is that we live in a gun culture — collectively accepting guns as part of our lives. Gun messages pervade our senses in the form of billboards, gun magazines and the high number of retail stores selling guns. These messages are so commonplace that we have become immune to how unique we are in the civilized world.

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