Comcast is demanding the NRA remove images of guns from the two television ads that have been submitted for the Great American Outdoor Show (GAOS).
The ads–one titled “Family” and the other “Exhibitors”–include images of firearms that are on the screen for a split-second. After all, GAOS is a show for fans of “shooting, fishing, and camping.” For this reason, images of tents, large game, fish, and rods and reels are interspersed with the firearm images.
According to the Washington Examiner, after the NRA submitted the ads to Comcast they received an email which said, “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.”
At one point, the “Family” ad flashes a split-second scene of a father helping his son learn how to hold a bolt action rifle.
NRA spokesman Kyle Jillson responded to Comcast’s demands by saying the NRA has no plans to alter the ads now.