The Great American Outdoor Show (GAOS) is a humongous eight-day event in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, that, as the name suggests, celebrates the recreation that can be found in the great outdoors. From February 6th to the 14th, Americans from all over will come to celebrate the great outdoors and see the latest gear and information available for those interested in hiking, hunting, camping, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Truly, the event is as American as apple pie. Sadly, however, the NRA-backed event is being censored by the multinational corporation Comcast who asserts that TV promos for the event mustn’t contain any images of firearms.
Two ads which feature outdoor activities entail a split-second shot of a firearm in addition to the other wide variety of outdoor gear featured in the promos. Because of these glancing images of a firearm, Comcast has demanded that the promos be edited if they are to be on television.
After the NRA submitted the ads to Comcast, they received an email dictating,
“Both ads submitted yesterday entitled [“Family” & “Exhibitors”] will need to remove any and all images of rifles, shooting ranges, and handguns, when this is complete our MCC [control center] department and legal department will evaluate for approval.”
The below ads show fishing gear, camping gear and yes, a father showing his son how to safely handle a bolt-action rifle.
In response, NRA spokesman Kyle Jillson stated,
“We designed an ad campaign to depict the events, activities, and sights people could expect to see at the Great American Outdoor Show. To remove a crucial aspect of the show from our ads would be a major disservice to people who may be interested in attending. We do not have plans to alter the ads at this time.”
The event takes place in Harrisburg, a town whose Democratic mayor has withdrawn police support to display his disapproval of the NRA. The mayor did, however, attempt to shake-down the event coordinators and threatened consequences if the event financiers did not contribute $250,000.
Comcast’s ridiculous stance is merely the latest in the cultural war against the Second Amendment and those who dare value it.
The left’s culture war continues to rage on as they punish those who dare to mention firearms or illustrate the safe usage of them. To liberals, it will never be good enough to foster a healthy respect for firearms; they aim for the total elimination of them from society and the vilification of those who resist.