NFL REJECTS SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL FROM GUN COMPANY

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via Breitbart
by Awr Hawkins

The NFL has rejected a commercial submitted by firearm manufacturer Daniel Defense for the 2014 Super Bowl.

Daniel Defense manufactures rifles on the AR-15 platform, but the commercial did not even mention Daniel Defense products. Instead, Guns & Ammo says the commercial “focused on themes of personal protection and fundamental rights.”

The Super Bowl will air on FOX, and FOX says they could not accept the commercial “due to the rules of the NFL itself” regarding firearm-related businesses.

The NFL’s prohibited advertising categories include, but are not limited to, “contraceptives,” “fireworks,” “distilled spirits and flavored malt beverages,” “tobacco,” and “firearms, ammunition, or other weapons.”

As Guns & Ammo noted, the “firearms portion of the NFL’s Prohibited Advertising Categories 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.
Guns & Ammo noted that “according to these guidelines, Daniel Defense’s Super Bowl commercial does not violate NFL policy for two reasons”:

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.

Although the Daniel Defense commercial did not mention firearms, it did show the Daniel Defense logo at the end–and that logo is of a DDM4 rifle. Upon being rejected, Daniel Defense offered to leave their own logo out of their commercial or even replace it with an American flag. But the NFL refused to budge.

Guns & Ammo also noted that “the NFL’s decision to deny the ad comes after Daniel Defense ran a commercial in local Georgia markets during the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI on NBC, with no objection from the NFL. That particular commercial pictured the manufacture of firearms and concluded with a clip of Larry Vickers shooting a rifle.”

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Bill Mager says:

This coming from The National Felons League. No guns allowed but gambling dog killers are welcome with open arms

Randy Windborne says:

Just switched off the Oakland-Dallas game. Screw traitors & may they rot in hell. Sent NFL message to that effect.

Gary Ivy says:

Sad!

Nancy Cooksey Almond says:

Well, looks like the NFL is turning anti-American and anti-constitution. They have no idea what reality is. If they refuse to allow commercials from a basic American tradition then they ned to be replaced from the top down.

Edward Jolin says:

Neither the NFL or the Super Bowl will get boycotted, that just won't happen. The NFL is being pretty crappy about this considering the media aired Obama shooting a gun before the 2008 elections, lame as it was. All we can do is comment on the NFL website and let them know how we feel about their refusal to accept the commercial.

David Franklin says:

It is ok to have a washed up singer expose her medically enhanced boob, but not to advertise your constitutional rights? When did the NFL become anti-American and pro Porn?

Charles Darling says:

CONTRACEPTIVES???!?!? Wait till OBAMACARE (sic) hears they DON'T allow CONTRACEPTIVES ! ! ! Oh yeah, no guns who cares… (in the current regime)

Norman May says:

Good point, Roddy. No gun commercials but there'll be no shortage of alcohol commercials. Guns don't kill people but alcohol does. What a bunch of hypocrites.

Dave Bennett says:

The NFL pretty much sucks anyway. Who cares. I'll keep my guns any day.

about 90% of them will be about BEER so get in your car and drive off drunk ?????

I'd say time to boycott the NFL but, since I am an honest man, I have to admit I quit watching the NFL many years ogo…only because it bores me stiff.