Skip to comments.NFL Bans ‘Offensive’ Pro-Gun Ad from the Super Bowl (Video)
Posted on 12/01/2013 5:07:25 PM PST by montag813
Has the NFL brass lost their minds? Now their increasing political correctness is extending to opposing gun rights.
Daniel Defense, one of the nations leading manufacturers and retailers in the firearms industry, was willing to pay top dollar for a commercial in the 2014 NFL Super Bowl. But the commercial -- emphasizing personal responsibility, family security, and fundamental rights -- was rejected due to the rules the NFL has set into place for [Daniel Defenses] category, according to Guns & Ammo.
But Daniel's Defense does not even violate them...
The NFLs Advertising Policy addresses several Prohibited Advertising Categories, including guidelines for ads featuring alcohol, video games, movies, prescription drugs, and, of course, firearms.So the 62-second ad features NO firearms, and Daniel Defense was even willing to swap out the companys rifle logo at the end of the ad with an American flag -- but the NFL rejected them a second time.
The firearms portion of the NFLs Prohibited Advertising Categories states:
5. Firearms, ammunition or other weapons are prohibited; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunitions (e.g., outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons.
According to these guidelines, Daniel Defenses Super Bowl commercial does not violate NFL policy for two reasons:
·Daniel Defense has a brick-and-mortar store, where they sell products other than firearms such as apparel.
·The commercial itself does not mention firearms, ammunition or weaponry.
The ad complies will all league rules and regulations, but the NFL considers the ad to be too offensive to air.
Do you find this ad "offensive"...?
Excerpt...click here to read the full article...
Can you excerpt this?
I’m deaf and don’t have a nice monitor ....
In before the whiners ...
“....NFLs Advertising Policy addresses several Prohibited Advertising Categories, including guidelines for ads featuring alcohol...”
is BEER not alcohol...and have there not been beer ads run during the super bowls since the first game?
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I think they should worry about keeping thier side of the street clean first
Oh, hell... I don’t know whether I should laugh or smack you on the back of the head...
Have you seen this?
Incite Your Passion with the Instigator
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’s commercial agents
FOOTBALL, as a forum, to air
regarding the DEFENSE of core CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
“The Land of the Free.”
(as long as we don’t offend a soul, in the courts, on the field, or anywhere else.)
What a sham.
The NFL just hasn’t been the same since Fran Tarkenton, Johnny Unitas and Bart Starr retired and the QBs quit calling the plays on the field.
There’s nobody more PC than jock-wannabe journalists.
Tell you what NFL. I just decided your hypocrisy is too offensive. I will not be watching the Superbowl this year. Not for the commercials, not even if by some miracle the Steelers make it into the big show. Nada. I’ll be at the gym working out, at the range practicing, walking my dog... Something useful.
Normal America offends the pinko dominated media.
They should have hired an NFL spokesman. Someone like Plaxico Burris or Aaron Hernandez.
Just a thought.
Use the power of the purse - don’t watch the Super Bowl. If every gun owner skips the game the NFL will take notice. All the “approved” ads will get skimp for viewers, and that will go over like a lead zeppelin with advertisers.
WHAAAT???? DON’T WATCH?!?!?
If you can’t stand not tuning in at all just don’t do it from home. Go to a bar where it will be on no matter what. Millions of TVs across America not tuned in will fry their eyes.
If we were all as young and big and beefy as these Neanderthals, maybe we wouldn’t need guns for self defense, either.
Anyone watching these things nowadays are simply enablers. It’s time to choose sides.
Anheuser Bush paid over a billion dollars to be the official NFL beer sponsor a couple of years ago. If DD could come up with that kind of $$ they’d probably lower their “standards.”
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