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Time Warner to Ban Certain Kinds of Gun Ads

No semi-automatic weapons and no pointing guns at people

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Just weeks after the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Time Warner Cable has initiated a company-wide ban on certain gun ads.

"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."

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  1. Tomorrow they’ll announce a ban on shows with gratuitis violence, right?

    1. Heh! Not likely.

  2. “We no longer accept ads showing semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people,”

    By the construction of the sentence, they will show “semi-automatic weapons” and “guns” unless “pointed at people.” I don’t think that’s what they mean, or else the term “guns” would cover the term “semi-automatic weapons,” right?
    (Sigh.)
    Anybody else think people in the communications business ought to be able to communicate?

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