So far we haven’t heard of any compromise between the El Dorado Union High School District and the Ammo Depot over its ad on the Ponderosa High School scoreboard. The Ammo Depot, owned by a Pondo alumn apparently only sells ammunition,not guns. Nevertheless the ad was banned in Shingle Springs.
Advertising ammo apparently makes the administrators nervous. We’re a little puzzled about the priorities and judgment of the district’s administrators, who didn’t find fault with the banner ads on display at the El Dorado High School’s football games this year.
Some of the ads that left us a little taken aback were a tattoo parlor, a sports bar, and a banner ad for being a surrogate mother. Are these really appropriate for high school students? Admittedly they are targeted at adults in attendance, but so is the Ammo Depot.
To paraphrase President Obama, the high school district shot first and aimed later. Apparently they were aiming blindfolded.