6 October – The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing turned down assault-style weapons advertisements, and now the National Rifle Association is suggesting ‘the stock car racing league has turned its back on part of its fan base’ with a position shift on guns.
According to The Ledger, a gun dealer whose ad was turned down said: “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.”
The stock car racing body is now being pressured by the NRA and pro-gun forces which claim NASCAR is not respecting the portion of their their fan base who are pro gun and pro NRA.
We won’t let the NRA turn the tables on NASCAR – which is gradually moving away from the gun lobbyists, who are now furious that they can’t advertise the deadly AK-47.
NASCAR is being quiet on this issue; their social media requests that people stick solely to the subject of racing. We will send them email messages of support to show them that their fan base is not all NRA pro-automatic / assault rifle fans.
We will show that we approve of their move away from advertising which normalizes and glorifies weapons.
Please contact NASCAR by email and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:
I just wanted to send a note of thanks to NASCAR for restricting advertisements for weapons such as the AK-47. I understand the NRA and other groups are threatening that your fan base will be alienated. The reverse is true; people across the country are disillusioned with the NRA, now proven by a Senate committee to be a Russian asset. People are tired of guns being glorified, and you have joined a huge number of companies saying No to the NRA, and I thank you. There is no need to reply – I am just expressing my thanks on this issue.
Email: (form) https://support.nascar.com/submit_ticket
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