2A Supporters React, Comcast Backtracks On Great American Outdoor Show Ads

posted on January 23, 2016

To promote NRA’s upcoming Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa., the Association created two 30-second TV ads promoting the upcoming nine-day celebration of the outdoors and sent them to Comcast, America’s largest cable company. 

NRA received an email in response requesting that all “images of rifles, shooting ranges and handguns” be removed. After hearing about this request—a ridiculous one, considering Comcast regularly airs depictions of guns via TV shows and movies—the Washington Examiner and many conservatives took to Twitter to blast the cable giant. 

According to NRA spokesperson Kyle Jillson, after the Examiner broke the story, Comcast contacted NRA, saying the move was not politically motivated and that the ad executive responsible for the email was “new to the job.” They indicated the first ad—complete with rifles, shooting ranges and handguns—was approved, and the second could run once footage of children at the show’s (supervised, airgun) range was removed.

Latest

Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The NRA Goes to the Highest Court in the Land to Protect Our Right to Speak

The U.S. Supreme Court heard NRA v. Vullo in March. Here is what was said in the Court in this critical First Amendment case.

What’s With All the Clamor About So-Called “Glock Switches”

There is a proposed bill that would effectively ban the sale of Glock pistols in New York.

Biden Thinks Your Freedom Is A Red Flag

Biden’s DOJ is creating a National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center to push due-process-infringing “red-flag” laws nationwide.

From the Editor | This Should Not Have Happened

This story is yet another example of how the actions of criminals are used to justify the disarming of law-abiding citizens.

Air Travel With Firearms

With summer fast approaching, it’s an opportune time to discuss and review various laws and best practices for traveling across the country with your firearms.

The NRA Has New Leadership

Today, the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America elected former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr as President of the NRA and Doug Hamlin as NRA Executive Vice President & CEO.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.