File the subject of this vintage comic book ad under Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time:
A well-meaning father hands his son a BB gun a few days before his birthday and proceeds to set up an indoor target range for the little shooter.
And it’s not like the range is in the basement or the garage or someplace even moderately safe. No, it’s right in the living room, where the whole family can put their eyes out with a stray pellet.
You’ve gotta love those liberal 1950s, man. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger version of the ad.