Guns

Moviegoers Excited About Gun-Filled Blockbuster Are Tricked Into Seeing Real Gun Violence

States United to Prevent Gun Violence and Grey New York have made celebrated gun-control PSAs together for years. Now, they back with another powerful video, following up 2015's famous "Gun Store" experiment with another sobering real-world prank.This time, they invited self-professed action movie lovers to a screening of a film Gun Crazy, which was billed as the latest big-budget blockbuster. But when they got into the theater, with hidden cameras rolling, they were sickened to see real footage of gun violence, including unintentional shootings, suicides, incidents of domestic violence and homicides.

New Facebook Policy Bans Private Gun Sales From Its Platform and Instagram

The National Rifle Association has nearly 4.7 million fans on Facebook, but the pro-guns organization probably isn't the biggest fan of Facebook tonight.

What Were They Thinking? Charleston Newspaper Ran Gun Store Ad Over Shooting Coverage

One month after a Florida newspaper called its gun show ad placement over murder coverage a "regrettable coincidence," Charleston's Post and Courier has trotted out the exact same excuse for a similar judgment error.

Sensors Will Have a Bigger Impact on Marketing Than the Internet Did, GroupM Exec Predicts

Delivering everything from increasingly sophisticated collision detection in cars to performance-enhancing data in smart fabrics in athletic apparel, sensors are ubiquitous on the CES showroom floor this year.

Anti-Gun Ads Use Real Mass Shootings and Bloody Visuals in Attempt to Sway Voters

These ads for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence must rank among the most unnervingly visual—and potentially polarizing—this category has ever produced. And that's really saying something.

Swarmed by Government Drones? This Ad Suggests Blasting Them With a Silenced Shotgun

Sometimes when you watch an ad, you can't quite believe it's real. Then you learn about the backstory, and you watch it again, and you still can't wrap your head around it.Take Johnny Dronehunter, the hero in a real new commercial for a real new shotgun silencer, from a real company called SilencerCo.

This Epic Front-Yard Dildo Battle Suddenly Becomes a Pretty Amazing PSA

Don't you just love an epic dildo battle? Well, yeah, as long as it's not your kid waving them around the front yard.

Gun Ad Featuring Michelangelo’s David Comes Under Fire From the Italian Government

The Italian government is taking aim at Illinois gun manufacturer ArmaLite, which offended Italy's entire cultural ministry by using Michelangelo's David in an ad for the AR-50A1 rifle.

Starbucks CEO Requests No More Guns on Patrons, Sparks Stark Twitter Reactions

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has published an online letter requesting customers not to carry guns into his thousands of coffee shops though he stopped short of banning firearm

‘Bribe the Senate’ Gun-Control Campaign Is Altered Because, Well, Bribes Are Illegal

A jokey-yet-serious campaign called Bribe the Senate, intended to get the U.S. Senate to at least discuss the idea of mandatory background checks on gun purchases, has hit a legal snag and its organizers are rethinking their approach—lest they end up in prison.