Comic books & Commentary 29 Aug 2007 05:33 pm

Not so smart

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.

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3 Responses to “Not so smart”

  1. on 29 Aug 2007 at 1.Left of Center fan said …

    How do you think hunters get their start.

  2. on 30 Aug 2007 at 2.Chris said …

    By practicing OUTDOORS, where they wont shoot their eyes out like in “A Christmas Story.”

  3. on 30 Aug 2007 at 3.Chris said …

    Oops, make that “won’t.”

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