Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

NASCAR Shifts on Guns, Rejects Ad Showing Semiautomatic Rifle

Posted by M. C. on September 9, 2019

From the comments

The NFL did not need us either. That worked out pretty well for them. They are now trying to sell shirts and merchandise on Home Shopping Club at 2 in the morning.


NASCAR IS already removing grandstand seats so they dont look as empty as NFL stadiums

AWR Hawkins

NASCAR admits it is shifting its position on guns and the latest proof can be seen via the rejection of an ad that shows a semiautomatic rifle.

The NRA tweeted:

The NRA-ILA reports the rejected ad was from K-Var, and “included depictions of ‘assault-style rifles/sniper rifles.’” NASCAR’s media sales company told K-Var the racing giant is undergoing a “gradual shift in (its) position on guns.”

K-Var’s blog reported the entire quote from National Event Publications, which is NASCAR’s media sales company:

We just heard from NASCAR on a number of gun related ads and unfortunately, due a gradual shift in NASCAR’s position on guns, these ads must be edited/changed—especially those that are depicted as assault-style rifles/sniper rifles. NASCAR is still open to some of the less controversial gun accessories, concealed carry, or classes.

NASCAR’s changing position on guns follows Dick’s Sporting Good’s February 2018 decision to ban the sell of commonly owned semiautomatic rifles. Moreover, the change in NASCAR advertisement is occurring at exactly the same time as Walmart, Kroger, and Walgreens are banning open carry in their stores.

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2 Responses to “NASCAR Shifts on Guns, Rejects Ad Showing Semiautomatic Rifle”

  1. Kenneth T. said

    I dont “play into” the whole football tripe anyway. ***same with racing.
    Is that so unAmerican? …whatever floats my boat.

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