NASCAR Shifts on Guns, Rejects Ad Showing Semiautomatic Rifle

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

NASCAR admits it is shifting its position on guns and the latest proof can be seen via the rejection of an ad that shows a semiautomatic rifle.

The NRA tweeted: 

The NRA-ILA reports the rejected ad was from K-Var, and “included depictions of ‘assault-style rifles/sniper rifles.’” NASCAR’s media sales company told K-Var the racing giant is undergoing a “gradual shift in (its) position on guns.”

K-Var’s blog reported the entire quote from National Event Publications, which is NASCAR’s media sales company:

We just heard from NASCAR on a number of gun related ads and unfortunately, due a gradual shift in NASCAR’s position on guns, these ads must be edited/changed—especially those that are depicted as assault-style rifles/sniper rifles. NASCAR is still open to some of the less controversial gun accessories, concealed carry, or classes.

NASCAR’s changing position on guns follows Dick’s Sporting Good’s February 2018 decision to ban the sell of commonly owned semiautomatic rifles. Moreover, the change in NASCAR advertisement is occurring at exactly the same time as Walmart, Kroger, and Walgreens are banning open carry in their stores.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at

6 thoughts on “NASCAR Shifts on Guns, Rejects Ad Showing Semiautomatic Rifle

  1. Mess with the Second Article all you want with the bread and circus/chumptard coalition, but God help you if you even THINK of touching the ads in their precious idols.

    These useless idiots are still worshiping pieces of cloth and songs, but as long as they have their illusion of free-dumb, they are content as hell.

    If the kosher tangerine is pushing it or it has any of those things attached to it, all is well for them.

    They really are Plato’s cave dwellers.

      1. LOL You’re welcome, mary, and sorry about the coffee! 🙂

        And my most sincere apologies to tangerines. They have value.

  2. The last few fans that they have left will end nascar , the past weekend they had 300000 seat 40000 fans one more sport that about to end there money making show . We stop going a few year back for a 1000.00 are more weekend we can find better things to spent my funds on

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