NASCAR has admitted that they are caving to anti-gun leftists. The latest proof is that they rejected an ad that shows a semiautomatic rifle.
The NRA said, “NASCAR is taking a “gradual shift…on guns” and will no longer allow partners to advertise commonly-owned rifles. This pathetic decision will cause their current customers to take a gradual shift on @NASCAR and will alienate potential customers. Good luck!
NASCAR is taking a “gradual shift…on guns” and will no longer allow partners to advertise commonly-owned rifles. This pathetic decision will cause their current customers to take a gradual shift on @NASCAR and will alienate potential customers. Good luck! https://t.co/HqRv7kIRci pic.twitter.com/ixBplhX45I
— NRA (@NRA) September 7, 2019
The ad that was rejected was from K-Var and included “assault-style rifle/sniper rifle.” NASCAR’s media sales company told K-Var that they are engaging in a “gradual shift in its position on guns.”
K-Var reported the entire quote from National Event Publications (NASCAR’s media sales company) on their blog. This was the ad that was blocked:
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 running from guns is just another company to bow to the left. In February 2018 Dick’s Sporting Good’s banned selling semiautomatic rifles, and recently Walmart has stated that they will no longer sell handgun ammunition and the sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition.
In addition, the largest retailer in the world no longer wants customers to openly carry firearms in stores where “open carry” is legal unless they are a law enforcement officer. CNBC reports:
Walmart said it won’t be changing its policy for customers who have permits for concealed carry. And it will be adding signage to stores in the coming weeks to communicate the updates.
“We believe the opportunity for someone to misinterpret a situation, even in open carry states, could lead to tragic results,” CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo distributed to employees. “We hope that everyone will understand the circumstances that led to this new policy and will respect the concerns of their fellow shoppers and our associates.”
“We’ve also been listening to a lot of people inside and outside our company as we think about the role we can play in helping to make the country safer,” the CEO added. “It’s clear to us that the status quo is unacceptable.”
McMillon said he will also be sending letters to the White House and congressional leaders, asking for action on “common sense measures.” He’s calling on the government to “strengthen background checks and to remove weapons from those who have been determined to pose an imminent danger.”
“Congress and the administration should act,” he said.
Such a shame to see another company lose their backbone and not stand for our constitutional rights.
Written by September 9, 2019–