Some people have no sense.
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Here's something you won't see every day...
An Illinois-based gun maker has incurred the wrath of the Italian government after using Michelangelo's famous sculpture of the Biblical hero David in an advertisement for one of its rifles.
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Some people have no sense.
The wrath of the Italian government, huh? What all does that include besides a stern talking to and finger wagging? I personally wouldn't have used it, not because I consider it to be disrespectful or anything like that, but because IMO it's silly.
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The Italian government turns over about twice a year so there'll be no mention of it by this summer I suspect. Yeah it's silly but it's the by product of a marketing department, so it can't be helped. But if they want sacrificial animals, we could send them some marketing folks and never feel a loss.
What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?
Curious whether Beretta would have gotten in trouble for the same thing.
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I saw that statute during a high school tour. We couldn't get the girls away from it.
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Oh, should ArmaLite have used Mussolini instead?
I love the Italians and their culture, but their government's noise is like the French complaining about calling our fine Kentucky whiskey Bourbon. Nothing better to do with their time?
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Didn't the Italian's hear the news? We won the war. We own 'em and their nekkid statues! LOL
Much ado about nothing.
That statute has been photo-shopped with hundreds of items. The fact that its a big bad .50 scares them.
I thought it was kind of cute.
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There's no way I would fire a .50 BMG nekkid. No way.
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I like it.
You know David would have rather had it than the slingshot.
That would have been one heckova Biblical head shot on Goliath.
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Do they understand that this was the same guy often credited with the invention of the tank, multi-barreled cannon, and an 86 foot crossbow??
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