United States & Gun Control discussion.

Ooh-Rah

Marine
Moderator
Joined
Sep 12, 2012
Messages
11,402
Admittedly my knowledge of NASCAR is limited to knowing they drive fast cars around a track, but isn’t the typical NASCAR fan also a gun fan?

I spose the other major sports have long gone this direction, but I have to wonder if there will be any fallout from this.

NASCAR denies ads for AR-15 and AK-47 as a 'gradual shift on guns'

NASCAR has rejected advertisements from several firearm companies which were pitched for their raceway programs during the summer, in a move branded a 'colossal mistake' by firearm companies.

It comes amid heightened public concern over assault-style rifles after they were used in a string of mass shootings - but is especially controversial in a sport that is so closely associated with gun culture.
 

Gunz

Combined Action
Verified Military
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
7,177
Admittedly my knowledge of NASCAR is limited to knowing they drive fast cars around a track, but isn’t the typical NASCAR fan also a gun fan?
Not really. Back in the 70s, 80s, yeah, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough etc. Since then they've been steadily trying to shed the redneck image in order to appeal to a wider audience. It's like watered-down whiskey. You don't get more whiskey, you just get more water.
 

ThunderHorse

Verified Military
Joined
Feb 22, 2012
Messages
4,450
Location
Maricopa Basin
Admittedly my knowledge of NASCAR is limited to knowing they drive fast cars around a track, but isn’t the typical NASCAR fan also a gun fan?

I spose the other major sports have long gone this direction, but I have to wonder if there will be any fallout from this.

NASCAR denies ads for AR-15 and AK-47 as a 'gradual shift on guns'

NASCAR has rejected advertisements from several firearm companies which were pitched for their raceway programs during the summer, in a move branded a 'colossal mistake' by firearm companies.

It comes amid heightened public concern over assault-style rifles after they were used in a string of mass shootings - but is especially controversial in a sport that is so closely associated with gun culture.
That tells me they want to make a political statement even though 90% of their fan base likely owns guns.
 

lindy

SOF Support
Joined
Oct 24, 2010
Messages
5,640
Location
On the move
I'm going to write an article speculating whether the US could pass a universal background check if it were a person.

Given its history of violence, pattern of domestic abuse. and its Democrat/Republican schizophrenia, I'm going to have to go with "no."

What do you think?
11e may be a bridge too far.
 

Gunz

Combined Action
Verified Military
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
7,177
I'm going to write an article speculating whether the US could pass a universal background check if it were a person.

Given its history of violence, pattern of domestic abuse. and its Democrat/Republican schizophrenia, I'm going to have to go with "no."

What do you think?
Would America fail the background check?

images-16.jpeg
 

Box

Verified SOF
Joined
Mar 19, 2018
Messages
721
...it only costs 395 dollars to kill ???

Fuck - that is dirt cheap. Who knew you could just pay for it.
Think of all those prison sentences that could have been avoided if criminals had just ponied up 395 dollars for a lifetime of killing.
 
Top