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"Papa Says It's Safe": 20 Astounding Gun Ads

The firearms industry sure knows how to tempt its audience.

| Fri Dec. 14, 2012 11:09 PM EST
You're welcome, ladies. Taurus
 
Your trusty revolver vs. the well-dressed criminal. Smith & Wesson
The "home protection" theme goes way back. Smith & Wesson

 

On the other hand, safety used to be more of a marketing pitch. Colt
 
The original Homer Simpson bowling ball gift. Colt
 
Remington
 
Start him right. Winchester
...okay, start 'em REALLY young. "Papa says it won't hurt us." Iver Johnson
 
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