News » The Fly-By

Fly on the Wall 1528



Bottom Shelf

Diane Black, a U.S. Representative and candidate for Tennessee governor, believes grocery-store porn is a "big part" of the "root cause" of "why school shootings happen."

Fly on the Wall decided to see if there was anything to Black's claim.

Convenience stores in Midtown/Downtown barely carry magazines at all anymore. Kroger had some, but none were dirty unless you count Cosmopolitan. And whatever you think about the "Cosmo-is-porn" billboard campaign, we're pretty sure any smutty advice the women's mag may or may not have printed about "polishing your partner's assault rifle" was pure metaphor.

There were some hot publications, however. They had titles like Sniper, and Precision Rifle Shooter. And the 2018 Handgun Buyer's Guide, and Guns & Ammo AR-15 Pistol Edition with an assault pistol on the cover. Or, whatever.


Precision Rifle Shooter had yet another sexy rifle on the cover. And then there's all the copies of 2018 Handgun Buyer's Guide right where little hands can reach them, free from parental guidance.

Long story short: Black's weird claim just doesn't seem to be true. Can we please get back to the time-honored business of blaming society's ills on comic books, Atari, and Satanic messages hidden on Black Oak Arkansas cassette tapes?

UPDATE: Similar porn deserts identified in Nashville.


Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Add a comment