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terminator012terminator012 Senior MemberPosts: 3,930 Senior Member
I haven't seen this mentioned on here. What are your thoughts on it.

http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/11/27/nfl-bans-super-bowl-gun-commercial/

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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,626 Senior Member
    Well, as a fan, this hits right in my wheelhouse. I know I don't agree with their national ban of the commercial (though it sounds like they may have no objections to the commercial running locally), but I'm not sure I disagree with their right to do so. Personally, I think it's a silly move on their part. It's not as if the vid promotes criminal activity or some such.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Hey- - - -whatever works to get the message out there. How hypocritical is it for an outfit that employs rapists, murderers, and untold numbers of abusers of steroids and other drugs to reject a simple, inoffensive ad from a gunmaker? It sounds like DD comes out of this one smelling a lot better than the NFL, no matter what their motives were!
    Jerry
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,190 Senior Member
    Daniel Defense probably just got themselves $3 million in free advertising. I would have never have seen that ad if it was on the Super Bowl, but I just seen it now. Good for them!
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    The NFL and co. can pound sand, I will never spend one cent on anything NFL, EVER ! The NFL, the AMA, the VPC, the Brady bunch, NOBODY is going to tell Me I should not CCW etc.. :bang:
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,930 Senior Member
    Maybe it's the cynic in me, but what are the odds DD actually planned to fork out the $3m+ to run that during the superbowl vs. just submitting it knowing it would get rejected causing a stir and then go viral on the gunboards? Seems like a brilliant strategy to me!

    Good point. I hadn't even thought of it that way.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,962 Senior Member
    So do the people complaining about this NFL ban think they will stop gun owners from watching the super bowl?
  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 1,001 Senior Member
    Awesome commercial. I really think Alpha is right.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,930 Senior Member
    I did some searching. It appears there is no national ban on gun or ammo advertising. The networks just choose not to run them. Some say that gun makers don't have to advertise because they sell themselves. All though..........Guns get more free advertising than any other product because all the networks are quick to show anything gun related.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,466 Senior Member
    It is interesting that the NFL has any say in how the network makes their money by selling advertising.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,763 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    So do the people complaining about this NFL ban think they will stop gun owners from watching the super bowl?

    Screw the super bowl. If it doesn't involve flying lead, it isn't a sport.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Hey- - - -whatever works to get the message out there. How hypocritical is it for an outfit that employs rapists, murderers, and untold numbers of abusers of steroids and other drugs to reject a simple, inoffensive ad from a gunmaker? It sounds like DD comes out of this one smelling a lot better than the NFL, no matter what their motives were!
    Jerry

    Reminds me of Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant Song ..Mother rapers Father rapers........... what was it.. a couple years ago an NFL player was arrested fer beating up his own momma :yikes::rotflmao:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,626 Senior Member
    Hadn't considered the 'fauxmercial' angle...this make a lot more sense than DD actually wanting a half-minute spot.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Meh

    Cool commercial though.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • 104RFAST104RFAST Senior Member Posts: 1,281 Senior Member
    Who cares what the NFL, ESPN thinks! I quit watching NFL and ESPN 10 years ago.What else would
    you expect from the North East establishment
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