PhotOH! "World's foremost oufitter" is "causing anguish" in Connecticut with gun ads


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Cabelas, "the world's foremost oufitter, is "causing anguish" in Connecticut as is obvious by the above tweets and these ad inserts:

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It's only been a few days since the Newtown, Connecticut massacre, but apparently the priority is getting guns into the hands of more customers and making a profit, all while wishing everyone a happy holiday! Those pesky family values keep popping up at the most inopportune time, don't they?

If the inclusion of such insensitive ads was unavoidable, then how about another insert explaining that? It wouldn't eliminate the problem, but it would go a long way to soothe feelings and show a little empathy.

Have yourselves a merry little Christmas, Cabelas.

  • This has nothing to do with freedom of speech, it has to do with sensitivity and taste. The readers who contacted me about this, those who actually opened their paper and saw this, were pretty shaken up by it. All it would have taken was a thoughtful sentence or two. The Constitution has nothing to do with it.

  • Tommy Hancock

    I don't have a problem with the ad, check your laws and constitution people.  I am not a gun nut but respect the rights of citizens.