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Michelangelo's David used in Rifle Ad

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    Michelangelo's David used in Rifle Ad

    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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    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.
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by svgheartland View Post
    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.
    Twice a year? That's stability there ...
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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead View Post
    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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