The Right Way With Guns: The National Rifle Association Comic Book From 1956

Here’s a sixteen page story arguing for guns full of terrible consequences, writes Ethan Persoff. Children are gifted with guns and immediately hospitalized, stray bullets travel a mile into town by accident – the local pastor is involved to TALK DOWN and peer-pressure an over-concerned father – and other random calamities.

Grim and absurdly funny, here’s a rare item from 1956 titled THE RIGHT WAY WITH GUNS! by Capt. Frank Moss and produced by the George A. Pflaum Publishing Company (based in Dayton, Ohio, the company was notable for its Catholic religious weekly newspapers and comic books since 1889) in conjunction with the National Rifle Association. The comic appeared first in Treasure Chest ‘the Pictures Story Magazine For Boys & Girls’, distributed in parochial schools from 1946 to 1972.

 

The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956 The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956

The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956

The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956

The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956 The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956

The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956 The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956

The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956

The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956 The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956 The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956

The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956 The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956 The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956 The Right Way With Guns National Rifle Association comic NRA 1956

Via EPT

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