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Tue, Aug. 31st, 2010, 03:05 pm
Live in San Francisco, it's a poster!



My photo, CalGuns graphic design.


Tue, Aug. 31st, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
dd_b

Do you know how widespread through the Bay Area they are using these?

That's very cool!

Tue, Aug. 31st, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
olegvolk

I am not sure how many, 30+ at least.

Tue, Aug. 31st, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
olegvolk: Locations

Townsend St SS 86ft E/O 4th St F/E - 2
Masonic Ave WS 44ft N/O Hayes St F/N - 1
Geary Blvd NS 61ft E/O Divisadero St F/W - 2
Fulton St NS 94ft W/O 8th Ave F/W - 2
Mission St NS 86ft W/O 8th St F/W - 2
Polk St WS 23ft N/O Sutter St F/N - 1
North Point St NS 44ft W/O Polk St F/E - 1
Jackson St NS 38ft E/O Van Ness Ave F/W - 2
Columbus Ave WS 61ft S/O North Point St F/S - 2
Van Ness Ave WS 34ft S/O Greenwich St F/N - 1
McAllister St NS 28ft W/O Webster St F/E - 1
Lincoln Way SS 30ft W/O 21st Ave F/W - 1
Stockton St WS 181ft S/O Clay St F/N - 1
Haight St SS 39ft W/O Pierce St F/W - 1
Geary Blvd NS 24ft E/O 3rd Ave F/E - 1
Main St ES 269ft S/O Howard St F/N - 2

Tue, Aug. 31st, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
dd_b: Re: Locations

Thanks; that gives me an idea of the area being covered. (Wondering which people I know out there are likely to stumble onto them).

Tue, Aug. 31st, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Fantastic!

Oleg,

This is GREAT! I will be in SF in early Dec. Too bad, I would love to have attended this! But, what a cool thing for you!

SWModel66

Tue, Aug. 31st, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): striking image for beautiful irony

Free expression about the value of self defense, no better place or time then that San Francisco bus stop right there. And, well, any other place that so tramples on our basic liberties. Thanks for the image Oleg, this alone should be worth a click over to http://www.saf.org to buy a one year membership. -Boyd K

Tue, Aug. 31st, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
squidb0i

Very nice. And right there in the belly of the beast, as it were, heheh.

Wed, Sep. 1st, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)

Congrats Oleg, it is good to your work used so well. "dady's little overwatch" uses the expression that i h'v twisted to fit here: your photo leaves the anti gunners "in the trenches takin grenades!" talk to you soon -froggie

Thu, Sep. 2nd, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
rocketsong.blogspot.com

The news made Volokh Conspiracy as well:

http://volokh.com/2010/09/01/s-f-municipal-transit-agency-accepts-ad-depicting-a-gun/

Thu, Sep. 2nd, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
md_willington

SAF sent me an email regarding the posters.
From some of the comments I've seen regarding the posters, the social engineering plan going on here in the USA to scare people away from firearms seems to be working.
Personally I have no problems at all with firearms, they are like any other tool, the operator of such a tool can use or abuse that item, but the item itself does not do anything by itself. Blame the operator not the tool.

Thu, Sep. 9th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
abz6598

SCroll down through:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/08/BAQ91FA4QO.DTL&type=politics

to this:


Holstered: Looks like San Francisco has blinked rather than face a costly shootout over its ban on bus ads featuring guns.

Under Muni rules, images of guns are supposed to be barred from the buses - which is why movie posters on bus shelters for "The Other Guys," starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, were altered to show the pair armed with pepper spray and badges rather than the pistols seen elsewhere.

But then the Second Amendment Foundation showed up with posters for an upcoming gun rights conference featuring a woman armed with a shotgun. The ad reads, "A violent criminal is breaking through your front door. Can you afford to be unarmed?"

Muni took the group's $10,000, and up went the posters.

Officially, Muni directors said they wanted time to review their 5-year-old ban on gun images in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June upholding the federal right to bear arms, regardless of state and local law.

Unofficially, officials believe the Second Amendment Foundation was trying to bait them, and the last thing they wanted was to get drawn into a costly lawsuit that they probably couldn't win anyway.