Gun Show vs. Gun Violence

 

By NADIA PFLAUM

AWKWARD!

There’s a curious pairing of billboards on the east side of Wornall between 84th and 85th streets. The first is one of those familiar neon-colored signs advertising an upcoming gun show. But right next to it is a PSA from Project Safe Neighborhoods against gun violence.

I called CBS Outdoor to ask if the positioning of the billboards was on purpose. A woman named Kitty told me, “I believe it’s a coincidence — I’m going to check it out.”

As for Project Safe Neighborhoods, the person in charge of the Midwestern division PSA department is out of the office until April 21. When she gets back, I hope someone tells her that her Wornall and 85th Street billboard gave them more bang for their buck. Har.

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