Racing car league NASCAR is the latest American institution to turn its back on American ideals by announcing that it now stands against the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The news came as a shock to one of the stock car racing league’s advertisers who were solicited by a NASCAR affiliate agency to submit ads for their firearms products only to have them rejected because NASCAR is now all of a sudden being infested by liberals pushing a far left-wing agenda.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Dark Storm Industries were told that NASCAR is making a “gradual shift” against the U.S. Constitutional guarantee of self-protection.
“Dark Storm Industries said an ad it submitted featuring one of the company’s AR-15s was rejected and online retailer K-Var Corp. said an ad featuring an AK-47 and 9mm handgun was also rejected,” the Beacon reported. “Both said a NASCAR advertising agency solicited ads from them for NASCAR publications. They submitted ads but were told NASCAR would not accept them.”
Dark Storm Industries also posted a statement to its Instagram account:
NASCAR decided to turn their back on their customer base, joining the likes of Yeti, Dick’s and Under Armour. We were approached by a NASCAR publication eager to earn our business, but after submitting our ad it was immediately rejected, stating that we cannot depict “assault weapons”… whatever those are. We resubmitted the ad after adding a large ‘CENSORED’ bar over the rifle, with a tag reading “This publication rejected our ad.” This too was rejected by NASCAR. They said they did not like that we called them out. We resubmitted a third time, with a tag line reading “Visit www.Dark-Storm.com to find out why!” This was again rejected. They did not like the words “FIND OUT WHY.” As we have learned, NASCAR has made a “gradual shift” but this doesn’t seem very gradual to us. It seems as though NASCAR has turned their back on the overwhelming majority of their fan base in the most embarrassing way possible. #nascar
National Event Publications (NEP) is one of the companies that works with NSACAR to solicit and schedule ads for the racing league’s publications, and they contacted the firearms company because they thought that NASCAR was a good fit for their advertising. But even they were shocked when NASCAR turned against them.
NEP was forced to tell the client that its ads had been rejected.
“We just heard back from NASCAR on a number of gun related ads,” NEP said via email, “and unfortunately due to a gradual shift in their position on guns, these ads must be edited/changed — especially those that are depicted as assault style rifles/sniper rifles. They are still open to some ads featuring some of the less controversial gun accessories, concealed carry, or classes. Can you supply a new ad that would fit more along these guidelines? NASCAR will then review again.”
So, first NASCAR turns against fans who fly the Confederate flag and now NASCAR is turning against the Second Amendment.
Sadly, NASCAR is slowly turning against its own fan base.
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