There are certain groups of people who support gun control for very logical reasons.
Criminals are obviously big fans of gun control because they prefer unarmed victims.
Dictators also are big supporters of gun control because they want unarmed subjects.
Other segments of the population like gun control for inexplicable ideological reasons.
International bureaucrats advocate for gun control because they apparently think government should be daddy and citizens should be children.
Foreign politicians impose gun control because…well, I’m not sure why, but probably because they’re weenies.
And some American politicians want gun control because it appears they viscerally oppose individual freedom.
But I’m at a loss to understand why other segments of the population are on the wrong side of the gun issue. Why, for instance, does the National Football League have a policy prohibiting this very simple and innocuous ad from airing during the Super Bowl?
You may be thinking that the NFL simply doesn’t want to get involved in a controversial issue. And I wouldn’t be upset if that was the motivating factor.
But don’t forget that they allowed these two political clowns to appear in this ad during last year’s Super Bowl.
In other words, it’s okay for a couple of hack politicians to peddle anti-Second Amendment nonsense, but the NFL is barring a company from airing an ad designed to sell a legal product.
So what’s going on? I’m guessing the League is barring the ad from Daniel Defense for reasons of political correctness.
But your guess is as good as mine.
If you want more information about this kerfuffle, here’s a video about the controversy from the National Rifle Association.
For what it’s worth, I don’t agree with everything in the video. It’s wrong for the NFL to block the ad, but that doesn’t mean it’s censorship or a violation of the First Amendment. That occurs when government is prohibiting a voice from being heard. When a private entity does it, it’s just empty-headed political correctness.
P.S. Maybe we should be happy the NFL gave Mayor Bloomberg air time. When he gets involved in fights to restrict the Second Amendment, the good guys seem to win.
P.P.S. Here’s my favorite video from the NRA.
P.P.P.S. If you like pro-Second Amendment videos, here’s a great collection.
- Ted Nugent talking about gun ownership and the right of self defense.
- A look at Switzerland’s strong gun culture and the importance of self defense as a protection against oppression.
- And some very powerful testimony to some weasels on Capitol Hill (make sure to pay attention around the 5:00 mark).
- Ice-T talking about the real reason to defend and support the 2nd Amendment.
- A Reason TV video with five facts for Vice President Biden’s task force.
- A look at how a young woman can defend herself.
- Debunking the left’s “black NRA” parody.
- A 15-year old speaking truth to power.