facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Time Warner bans some gun ads

Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:00 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Time Warner Cable no longer will show commercials for semiautomatic weapons, the company said Friday.

In a statement, TWC said the ban includes ads that show guns being pointed at people, MultiChannel News reported.

"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," TWC said.

The mass killing of 20 children and six staffers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December has sparked a new debate on gun control.

A recent commercial sponsored by the National Rifle Association on the Sportsman Channel called President Obama "an elitist hypocrite." The ad suggested Obama should not oppose the NRA's proposal for armed guards in all schools when his own daughters are guarded by armed Secret Service agents.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program
2
Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test
3
Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach
4
Ohio school bus driver killed saving girl Ohio school bus driver killed saving girl
5
New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback