“Earlier today, our advertising department sent an offensive sponsored email invoking patriotism and the spirit of ‘our founding fathers’ by promoting the sale of U.S. flag emblazoned pistols.”
“San Antonio is home to one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the United States,” states the city’s tourism page. “San Antonio is also home to the Department of Defense’s largest medical center at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston. We are very proud to welcome the families of the 39,000 students who graduate from military training here each year, because for us, training, equipping and caring for America’s service members is a way of life. We are Military City, USA ®. And, we could not be more proud.”
The background is important to know before you read the post. I’m glad my friend reminded me of San Antonio’s nickname and forwarded me these emails.
The San Antonio Current, a publication you find in restaurants and bars, apologized for an offensive “sponsored email invoking patriotism and the spirit of ‘our founding fathers’ by promoting the sale of U.S. flag emblazoned pistols.”
Here are screenshots of the offensive sponsored email.
The email went out with the subject line “For Those Who Love America.”
The link sends you to Heirloom Arms.
The page shows you the “Those Who Founded America Pistol.”
It states: “The 1911 pistol is an American icon for it was designed over 100 years ago and is still one of the most reliable firearms in history. Designed and created by John Browning, the 1911 pistol has been carried into combat by many brave Americans over the years. We could think of no better American made icon to etch our Founding Father’s legacy.”
The gun celebrates our Founding Fathers:
Our nation’s 250th Anniversary will be here within the next 3 years and Heirloom Arms is producing limited editions for what has made America great. There would be no anniversary to celebrate if it was not for the brave souls who have come to be known as our Founding Fathers. These men faced hardships and risked their lives for the sake of a better tomorrow. Our country will forever be indebted to these men for they laid the foundation to our nation.
As our nation faces troubles today, we must fight to defend our founding fathers principles and values. One of the principles our Founding Fathers held dear was the ability for us to defend ourselves against enemies foreign and domestic. The 2nd Amendment gives us the right to bear arms and we celebrate this right by etching their legacy into steel.
I emailed the publisher with a few questions. I want to know how many people found it offensive. I also want to know what part the publication finds tone deaf since our troops constantly defend our freedoms.
If the publisher responds I will update the email.DONATE
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