NFL Bans Firearms Ad from SuperbowlPosted by J Craig on December 3, 2013
Daniel Defense, a gun manufacturing company from Georgia recently submitted a commercial to be aired during the Superbowl this year. They sent it to FOX where they were told the commercial could not be accepted. According to the statement from the NFL they received, “Unfortunately, we cannot accept your commercial in football/Super Bowl spots due to the rules the NFL itself has set into place for your company’s category.”
The category being firearms and had several guidelines to follow for ads featuring alcohol, video games, movies, prescription drugs, and obviously, firearms. The thing is, Daniel Defense’s Super Bowl commercial does not violate the NFL’s policy. The policy 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.”
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. This is a commercial that solely focuses on family, personal protection and individual rights and very well could be promoting home alarm systems. For the NFL to ban a commercial such as this is very telling where we have come as a nation. Individual rights and to live free in the greatest country on Earth while being a responsible individual mean nothing today. A very tasteful ad that promotes standing up to protect your family by exercising your rights to do so is obviously un-American today.
So, sit back, relax and enjoy all those ads promoting violent video games and movies that showcase armored tanks and machine guns. We will be sure to get our dosage of unlimited beer ads as well. Beer is great, make no mistake about it, but more people die every year from alcohol than they do handling a firearm. It’s not even close. At all.
Watch below the newly banned commercial, then watch below that for an epic response to the NFL’s decision:
This type of selective censorship is really bordering on the line of social lunacy, where the idea of self protection is considered offensive, but I can watch Beyoncé (happily I might add) hump the stage during the halftime show. – Colion Noir
America is a country founded on guns. It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe, if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong. – Brad Pitt
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