NASCAR Rejects Gun Ads

PUBLISHED: 4:45 PM 10 Sep 2019

NASCAR Changes Gears On Gun Advertisers, Rifles Banned

It seems the higher ups in NASCAR are distancing themselves from their fans and moving toward the liberal-elite position of gun haters.

NASCAR has rejected certain gun advertisements (Flight of Eagles screengrab)

NASCAR has morphed, over the past few decades, into a multi-billion dollar industry… and many people claim the success may be spelling doom for the sport if it continues to embrace politically correct views.

NASCAR admitted that it is shifting it’s position on gun advertisements, and the most recent rejection is stunning to fans.

Breitbart News reported:

The NRA tweeted:

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 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 [sale] 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.

Such steady restrictions on gun carry and advertisement show a concerted effort to eliminate them from law-abiding citizens, many fans argue, and make it possible for only criminals to have firearms.