Vintage Gun Ads that wouldn’t Fly in 2019

Gun ads have changed with the times. Political correctness is certainly not the name of the game in these classic pieces of gun marketing. It was just plain old fashion wild wild west advertising back in the day.

10. Hammer the hammer? Lawyers wouldn’t come within a football field of this one.

Of course, hammering on a vintage revolver probably is a bad idea anyway…

9. Oh no, that guy is teaching his son how to hunt, you say?

Where are their iphones, video games and couch? Well, buddy, this is how a father is supposed to raise his son to be a man, not a bump on the couch of life.

8. A .22 rifle as a Christmas present? Well, that certainly is becoming quite a thing of the past, sadly.

7. The iconic Red Ryder BB Gun is the first “gun” for many of us. I still have mine!

6. A woman defending her family, life and property with a handgun is a politically incorrect thing.

5. Oh no, that kid has a toy fully automatic M-16 rifle!

4. A kid’s first BB Gun was the first step of many to becoming an adult. The responsibility taught will last a lifetime.

3. Oh no, this family is out shooting a gun. Better get that boy to his “safe space” ASAP.

2. This armed Santa Claus has a sleighload of Stevens firearms.

1. Boys armed with realistic toy guns? Yes, we had them, and never did we ever think to point one at a police officer.

There you have it, some classic non-political gun ads that would never have made it in 2019. Wondered if the future generation will have a chance to enjoy like what we had. (for us older folks)

Sources: Iver Johsnson & Arms, Ad Strategy, Pinterest, Modern Mechanix, Magazine Advertisements

October 28th, 2019 by