HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Complained to Safeway tod...

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:40 PM

Complained to Safeway today about the number of gun porn magazines they stock.

Twenty of them, at my local store, and that's not counting the outdoorsy-hunting magazines. There were more gun magazines than any other genre; more than fashion, health, "home" or puzzles. They were all on the bottom tier, right at child eye-level. Wrote a comment card complaining about them all.


Hopefully they'll at least move them out of child-sight. They really do strike me as porn - adult in content - and needing to be placed higher on the display, a la Playboy and the like.



Disgusting! Obscene!

34 replies, 3984 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 34 replies Author Time Post
Reply Complained to Safeway today about the number of gun porn magazines they stock. (Original post)
intheflow Dec 2012 OP
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #1
PoliticAverse Dec 2012 #2
intheflow Dec 2012 #4
Panasonic Dec 2012 #7
intheflow Dec 2012 #9
Panasonic Dec 2012 #11
intheflow Dec 2012 #12
ellisonz Dec 2012 #3
villager Dec 2012 #5
snooper2 Dec 2012 #6
LTR Dec 2012 #8
Politicub Dec 2012 #10
dollarvoter Dec 2012 #13
MichaelF. Dec 2012 #34
dollarvoter Dec 2012 #14
intheflow Dec 2012 #20
MADem Dec 2012 #27
Berserker Dec 2012 #15
intheflow Dec 2012 #21
former-republican Dec 2012 #16
intheflow Dec 2012 #23
Berserker Dec 2012 #17
former-republican Dec 2012 #18
letemrot Dec 2012 #19
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #26
Walk away Dec 2012 #32
intheflow Dec 2012 #22
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #24
MADem Dec 2012 #30
The Straight Story Dec 2012 #25
smirkymonkey Dec 2012 #28
MADem Dec 2012 #31
Smarmie Doofus Dec 2012 #29
Robb Dec 2012 #33

Response to intheflow (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:44 PM

1. I have so many reactions to that image that I'm nearly frozen

Laugh?

Scream?

Cry?

WTF?

Good will and peace toward men, eh?

ETA: All it really lacks is a halo.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:44 PM

2. What part of the country was this in ? n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:56 PM

4. Just north of Denver.

One town over from today's murder-suicide that left four people dead.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014341334

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:59 PM

7. Yeah, but it's not a MASSACRE

 

but still stupid.

Larimer County is pretty populated with rednecks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Panasonic (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:11 PM

9. You're right. You have to go just east of Denver if you want massacre in 2012.

Or use your time machine and go Bowling for Columbine. Either way you slice it, the entire perimeter of Denver is filled with gun nuts - and most aren't rednecks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:36 PM

11. Yes, saw one about six weeks ago - OC and he had a gun dangling on his belt

 

while he was trying to fix someone else's car at the plaza I work at.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Panasonic (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:43 PM

12. Eek.

Happy to have never seen an OC in town. It would freak me out.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:45 PM

3. It's a great country, a great country!



Funny, how just a couple months ago the Gungeonites were lining up to turn the Gungeon into a place for "gun collectors." Admin fortunately stopped that parade in its path.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:57 PM

5. What's even more disgusting is that somehow this kind of porn is AOK. Yet God save us from a breast!

Further proof what a wholly deranged culture we are.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:59 PM

6. I usually skip right over that for the truck porn, but sometimes

My eyes catch of glimpse of the porn porn

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to snooper2 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:06 PM

8. I actually thumbed through Motor Trend the other day

Tesla got Car of the Year!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:11 PM

10. Good idea! I'm going to do the same here.

Would be a good movement to start.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:12 PM

13. Video of gun magazines at Safeway in Bethesda, Maryland

Two days after Newtown, I spotted 10 different gun magazines (ignoring hunting and antiques) at my local Safeway. The manager, Anthony Bonomo, said "there is something called the first amendment" and refused to remove them. I replied that it is a financial decision for Safeway to stock them. I spend somewhere between $1500 and $2,000 per year at Safeway. No more. I have other supermarkets that don't carry gun magazines, so I'll shop at those stores that are willing to show some caution and consideration. I'm voting with my dollars. By the way, Safeway's slogan is "Ingredients For Life."


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dollarvoter (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:15 PM

34. Shocked and appalled

Clearly Safeway cares more about the almighty dollar. I too find it incredibly insensitive, however I have to ask...what about the gun movies? I was a Safeway shopper, until the Giant nearby Got self check outs, now I only go into Safeway if Giant is out of what I need.

I saw several of what I would call glorified killing magazines, then walked around some more and was even more shocked by the violent films they sell as entertainment. If you think the magazines are bad, you should have seen the films for sale on the shelf with gratuitous gun violence.

I too asked to speak with a Manager who fed me the standard corporate lines. I really can't blame the Managwr though, after all most are gloried corporate talking heads who simply speak the corporate garbage that they are programed to say in response to such questions.

I just wanted to say, kudos to you for fighting the good fight. Keep it up. Hopefully more people will petition Safeway and others to follow suit and actually do something to benefit the communities they operate in.

Safeway, remove the "gun porn", in all forms. Books, magazines, film. Enough.

Michael.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:14 PM

14. Link to video of Safeway gun magazines

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dollarvoter (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:01 AM

20. That's exactly what it was like! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dollarvoter (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:12 AM

27. That's a LOT of gun gossip--with "Eating Well" magazine nestled in there!

Doesn't seem like supermarket fare...but I guess it is a regional thing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:26 PM

15. Complained to Safeway today about the number of gun porn magazines they stock.

 

Did they think you were nuts?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Berserker (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:03 AM

21. I wrote it in a comment card.

The 18-year old behind the customer service counter wouldn't have been able to do dick about it and didn't need to deal with my anger. The manager probably doesn't have that much to do with product placement, either, and would have just told me to fill out a comment card for HQ. So I did that in the first place.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:33 PM

16. "There were more gun magazines than any other genre; more than fashion, health, "home" or puzzles"

 

We have 80 million gun owners.
They have them there because they sell.


Just turn away when walking by the rack , that way you won't feel offended.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to former-republican (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:07 AM

23. I didn't say they had to remove them,

I said they could be placed higher up, as inappropriate material for children. Boobs ahve to be placed higher, why not guns? I have no problem with car porn on the bottom shelves.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:51 PM

17. I think there is

 

something about freedom of the press in this United States of America that just may over ride your disgust. Your opinion is not the only one in this country that is important.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Berserker (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:02 AM

18. " Anthony Bonomo, said "there is something called the first amendment" and refused to remove them"

 

What about this guy.
Is there a way we can have him charged .




I'm shaking with rage.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to former-republican (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:37 AM

19. I know, right?

 

The audacity of him to believe in allowing people to publish what they want.. And then for him to sell magazines people want to buy! The absolute nerve!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to letemrot (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:09 AM

26. I wonder if the store carries Hustler?

Somehow I think not.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to former-republican (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:32 AM

32. The free market and...

ostracization. I suggest continuing to complain loudly whenever you see them. You have 1st Amendment rights as well. My Brother and sister-in-law never let their girls play in a house with a gun. They always asked first and if the other parent had a gun in the house they politely declined.
Because they are well loved and respected in their community this approach went down well (granted it's a small, affluent and well educated berg) and other parents followed suit.
Several people got rid of their guns because of this. I am guessing that, like most gun owners, they didn't really care about giving them up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Berserker (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:05 AM

22. And yet, my opinion is as important as any individual gun-owners.

WTF is your point?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Berserker (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:07 AM

24. I wonder if the same store carries Hustler?

First Amendment and all..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Berserker (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:17 AM

30. Moving them so that they aren't easily accessible to kids has nothing to do with "freedom of the

press." I think there's a point to be made, there.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:07 AM

25. Could be worse, someone could have said "Merry Christmas" to you

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:13 AM

28. I'm so glad I live in Boston. I never see this kind of crap.

I doubt I could score a gun magazine even if I did want one.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:18 AM

31. You'd have to go ovah the boahdah to New Haaaam-sha! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:14 AM

29. "Safeway." Safe. Way. "Safeway". The murder of the language is almost as criminal as the ....

.... killing of live humans.

Maybe it's worse, now that I think about it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:53 AM

33. This is how you change "culture."

Astoundingly, some are forgetting that you, yourself, are part of your local culture. That you have no obligation to stay silent when some part of it offends, or is out of line with what you value.

Our city council once upon a time decided to limit the number of drive-through windows on a particular block, because some residents who lived nearby noted the exhaust from the idling cars would sit in a little temperature inversion and cloud their homes for half the winter.

Out-of-towners might place a high value on the convenience of a drive-through. But the local community did not.

Good for you. Freedom of the press has nothing to do with which magazines a store chooses to sell -- that's a bunch of horseshit right there. They can sell whatever they choose, and you, the customer, can choose not to purchase whatever you wish. And then the store can decide to revise their offerings, or not.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread