Gun porn: Magazines found in easy access to kids

 

The next time you are in a grocery or convenience store, check out the magazine aisle. As CBS46 investigative reporter Karyn Greer found out, gun porn appears to be more popular than travel and cooking magazines and in plain sight of impressionable children.

Sexually explicit and tabloid magazines are kept on the top shelves of stores to keep them out of sight of precious young children, but gun magazines are in plain sight and easy reach for anyone to grab and take a peek.

"It just proliferates the spread of guns and glamourizes guns and everything that goes along with it," said Glenn Sutton.

Gun porn is described as photos of guns that display them in the same carefully posed and lighted manner as the models in traditional pornography. The magazines include glossy covers with sexy young women armed and ready to shoot.

"For some people this may be gun porn...but I think it's their right," said Genarlo Lawhorn.

CBS46 went undercover to Publix, Kroger and Walmart to find the magazines. In one Publix, we found 15 gun magazines, more than travel, cooking and beauty magazines, at eye level, easily accessible to young children. A Dr. Seuss display was directly in front of rifle and gun magazines.

We contacted the stores to get the policy on gun magazines with no response.

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