Comcast has issued a demand of the NRA that can only be described as completely insane.
According to Right Wing News, Comcast has ordered the National Rifle Association to remove images of firearms from two of their promotional ads before they air them. The ads in question are promoting a gun and outdoors mega-show in Pennsylvania.
Not only does this demand violate the NRA’s constitutional rights, it’s just plain stupid. The NRA is all about gun rights, so for them to have to advertise one of their events without showing firearms is laughable.
In their email to the NRA, Comcast would not explain exactly what about the split-second images of gun displays from inside the Great American Outdoor Show made them angry. Instead, it simply ordered them to comply with their demands.
“The good news is there are just some small tweaks that need to happen in order to run the schedules in all the markets we have set up for the Great American Outdoor Show,” said Comcast of the two ads the NRA wants to run in 12 different TV markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
“Both ads submitted yesterday entitled, (Family & Exhibit) will need to remove any and all images of rifles, shooting ranges, and handguns, when this is complete our MCC [control center] department and legal department will evaluate for approval,” added Comcast.
We can only hope the NRA refuses to comply with these RIDICULOUS demands. SHARE this story if you support the NRA and the Second Amendment!