Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fox Sports to ban gun ads?

H/t Alphecca
At least for UFC events:

Fox Sports Bans Gun & Ammo Ads from UFC

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry – has learned that FOX Sports Media Group has banned advertisements featuring firearms and ammunition from its coverage of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events.

While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, NSSF has confirmed that “absolutely no firearms, ammo, hunting or knife companies will be permitted as sponsors in any Zuffa-promoted events.”

NSSF is encouraging all gun owners, sportsmen and firearms enthusiasts to contact FOX today and urge them to rescind this anti-gun corporate policy.  FOX’s decision to ban advertisements for lawful products owned by more than 80 million Americans is nothing more than corporate gun-control.  We expect better from FOX.  So should you.

Make sure your voice is heard.  Here’s how to contact FOX:

Corporate Headquarters FSN
10201 W. Pico, Bld. 103
Los Angeles, CA 90035
I sent Fox Sports this:

I understand that you are banning advertisements for guns, ammunition, and knives on Fox Sports coverage of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events.

If this is a decision of the event promoters, I agree that this is their right, to refuse advertisements that they find inappropriate. I do think they are making a serious mistake in banning the advertising of freedom's tools, though.

If this is the corporate policy of Fox News or Fox in general, please let me know so I can notify the makers of products advertised on your network that I will boycott their products until this policy changes.

The right to keep and bear arms is a linchpin of American freedom. This policy is nothing more than gun control by devious means.

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