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Guns Save Lives: Ad Campaign Stirs Up Controversy on Twitter

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The "guns save lives" campaign in Arizona has stirred controversy (TrainMeAZ.com)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 01:57 PM

An ad campaign proclaiming “guns save lives” launched by TrainMeAZ.com as part of its educational and awareness efforts regarding firearms in Arizona stirred up some strong feelings and controversy on Twitter.

TrainMeAZ used the phrase “guns save lives” on billboards and other advertising formats in Arizona, along with messages like, “Arizona Says: Learn to Shoot Straight.” The wording came to national attention when Phoenix banned the ads on city bus shelters and Alan Korwin, owner of TrainMeAZ.com, took the city to court in 2010. In May 2014, the courts ruled in Korwin’s favor.

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The wording of the ads garnered both criticism and support online, and the hostility comes through strongly even in 140 characters. The phrase also has been picked up as a pro-gun slogan, not connected to TrainMeAZ. Here are nine tweets concerning “guns save lives”:



















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An ad campaign proclaiming "guns save lives" launched by TrainMeAZ.com as part of its educational and awareness efforts regarding firearms in Arizona stirred up some strong feelings and controversy on Twitter.
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