Thursday, December 05, 2013

AZ: Activist challenges city over “Guns Save Lives” ads

"A gun-rights activist is taking the city of Phoenix back to court over its refusal to put up a bus-stop ad that declares 'Guns Save Lives.' The case is as much about the First Amendment as it is about the Second. The Arizona Republic reports that the three-year legal battle is heading to the Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

The decision could have sweeping implications for free speech in the state, and on whether advertisers should be limited in what topics they can and cannot address on city property.

The battle started when the city removed 50 of the ads, put up by activist Alan Korwin, from city bus stops."



stinky said...

Those who suppress debate are those who believe they would lose, else why suppress at all?

Anonymous said...

Good point Stinky. As I always say, a good idea has nothing to fear from a bad one.
The story is interesting.
Seems to be a clear case of content discrimination and if we start to allow that, where does it end?
I'll be interested to see how this goes.

Luke Warm said...

"Guns saves lives" is like saying "Screwing reduces pregnancies"

Anonymous said...


Yeah, only if you're an ignorant hoplophobic sackless government worshiping toady.

Luke Warm said...

4:43, why kind of a fucking insult is that? I bet you had a hard-on when you were thinking up that gem. How queer of you.

Anonymous said...

Remember the leftist motto:

"free speech for me but not for thee!"

Anonymous said...

"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives."

- Robert Heinlein

Anonymous said...

"With the first link, a chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied --chains us all irrevocably."

Anonymous said...

Luke, guns do save lives, just as the nearest cop!