CrossFit Under Fire For Decision To Award Pistols As Prizes

posted on July 19, 2016

CrossFit is courting controversy. As the company’s 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games gets underway today in Carson, Calif., the event is receiving criticism for its decision to award winners prizes that include handguns. Dave Castro, director of the games, said he gladly accepted Glock’s offer to give the pistols away. 

But not everyone is in accordance. Title sponsor Reebok put out a statement saying they do not agree with this decision. And a Change.org petition also protested the giveaway. “This is not us,” read the petition. “CrossFit is for health, fitness and the well-being of people in all communities.” Apparently the signees don’t see how self-protection could bear any relation to “well-being.”

Fortunately, Castro has the final say, and he refuses to back down. “There has also been tremendous support,” he notes. “As long as guns are legal in the U.S. based off of our constitutional right, nothing is changing.”

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