From the no such thing as bad publicity department, the Italian Culture minister is threatening legal action against Illinois-based Armalite for using images of the Statue of David in an advertising campaign. I don’t know if Armalite has any presence in Italy, but I doubt it, meaning the Italian government will have to bring suit in the US.
Since we have this little thing called the First Amendment in the United States, they won’t be able to bring suit in this country on their stated grounds, which is that they own any image of the State of David. This pant wetting episode on the part of the Italian government is only giving Armalite free publicity. If they aren’t popping champaign corks in Genesco over this, they ought to be.
I’m wondering, since this is appearing in the UK media, how many people will smugly suggest they are glad to live in UK, where such menacing weapons are of course illegal, without realizing that the AR-50A1 is as legal as grandpa’s deer rifle in the UK, as long as you have a Firearms Certificate (FAC).