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Show Of Hands March 23rd, 2013 12:50am

Comcast has announced that it will no longer air any gun or ammo commercials. Good call?

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wright3f San Diego
03/25/13 11:50 pm

Then, why do soda and McDonald's get airtime? Hypocrites.

03/25/13 8:24 pm

I don't ever remember seeing a gun or ammo commercial

mikeeyw1962 New Mexi
03/25/13 5:40 am

Not sure but I think they had a Henry rifle commercial during the Super Bowl.. Not sure how many millions television made from airing that program.. But if Comcast wants to lose that revenue, I suggest the board of directors get rid of whoever thought up this stupid idea

eshelmsc York, PA
03/24/13 3:39 pm

I can't recall ever seeing any gun or ammo commercials. Sort of like banning pager or cassette commercials isn't it?

ModerateGOP26 Maine
03/24/13 1:50 pm

I think it's probably a good move, all things considered. Legislation banning said advertising, however, is an entirely different story.

03/24/13 11:54 am

Why not boycott violent tv/movies too? Hypocritical assholes!

deliala919 hashtag nerdy
03/24/13 11:53 am

Well its a good thing i dont use comcast.

Mindyflyz Dreamland
03/24/13 10:24 am

I've never seen a gun or ammo commercial...

DakotaJames seattle
03/24/13 10:00 am

That's not enough to attract customers, but it may be enough to lose customers.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
03/24/13 8:25 am

There are gun commercials on T.V.? where?

BebopKid Arkansas
03/24/13 7:14 am

awesome sauce. but not a big step since I've never seen a gun ammo commercial and I watch like 30 hours week

03/24/13 6:53 am

I've never seen a gun commercial, and I live in the ozarks

03/24/13 6:30 am

The PC police strike again.

03/24/13 6:39 am

Then lets see if they will ban shows that have guns on them. If your gonna do it, dont stop just halfway. Its just a stupid tactic by our current administration. I suggest dropping comcast and go with dish to show them we dissaprove. But honestly, dont know if Ive ever seen a gun commercial.

03/24/13 4:58 am

That should work. Not showing on tv will disarm the thugs. You people are idiots. I'll keep my weapons thank you.

03/24/13 1:13 am

Let's be honest how many gun ads are actually on tv?

PetePuma Oregon
03/23/13 10:43 pm

Stupid, knee-jerk reaction, aimed at looking politically correct.

03/23/13 10:04 pm

There's Germany, France,China, North Korea, Cuba, Russia, Australia, the Philippines , Ireland, the list goes on and on and on. Could be here all night naming countries. Also, a quick Wikipedia search shows that Mexico has much stricter gun laws than the US.

cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
03/24/13 6:01 am

Where has that gotten them? And North Korea...

03/23/13 9:37 pm

They should also ban ads for sodas larger than 16 oz. In all seriousness, gun commercials seem as pointless as drug commercials. I'm pro gun but don't really care about ads.

03/23/13 9:39 pm

Barack Obama does all the advertisement that the gun industry needs! Lets also thank Dianne Fienstien, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Eric Holder...

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
03/23/13 9:14 pm

I didn't know that they aired them before, but they're now on my list of companies boycotted for moronic stances on firearms.
The problem is a lack of familiarity with proper handling and safe use of firearms among our younger generations. Banning firearms commercials will only exacerbate that.

strawberryerrie soldier at heart
03/23/13 9:11 pm

Democrats, stop being stupid.

03/23/13 8:12 pm

The next time I see a tv add for a fire arm, bow, or bladed weapon will be the first, so really to me they're just making noise.

03/23/13 8:16 pm

On the outdoor channels and stuff they air all the time. I guess that's just common sense, as people watching about guns want to buy them. But on the mainstream networks, I've never seen one either.

03/23/13 8:09 pm

That's just f&(kin stupid! I'm so sick and tired of ppl against guns!!!!!!

iTeach Mos Eisley
03/23/13 9:11 pm

That's fine. The rest of us are sick and tired of gun lovers thinking they have a right to any and all types of guns at the expense of public safety. Oh, I also think pit bulls should be outlawed.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
03/23/13 9:17 pm

@iTeach, Great sarcasm there. I'm glad you're not serious. We should be allowed to peaceably own and use any weapon we so desire.

03/23/13 8:08 pm

Fuck Comcast! They're just another group, funded by millionaires and billionaires, siding with the politicians. What do they expect to gain from this. Do advertisements featuring guns make people "sad". It's an inanimate object for crying out loud! Alcohol kills so many people, but I still see ads!

skschroen always at school
03/23/13 7:11 pm

Its not like the example in the ad is killing a person, but im pretty indifferent about that overall, its not like people decide to buy guns through tv commercials (i didnt even know those commercials exsisted)

03/23/13 7:11 pm

I feel if they showed them, people would get all worked up. At the same time, mute the TV and look away.. It's an AD, not an hour TV special

03/23/13 7:10 pm

No gun commercials but let's roll out cigarette commercials, abortion clinic commercials, alcohol commercials, violence, prescription drug commercials, the news (any channel), jersey shore, Jerry Springer (or any variation) and Reality Wives (or any variation). Seriously?! We need a priority check!

DrReid Ever present.
03/23/13 8:22 pm

Okay mr wise guy, when is the last time you have seen a cigarette commercial on TV?

03/23/13 9:01 pm

That's it? 1 of 9 points I made?! Oh boy! You showed me! Can't get one over on ole DrReid! Replace cigarettes with nicotine patch commercials but also add chemically laced soda, cereals, lunchables and candy targeted to kids. Were the others not worthy of comment or just too difficult to argue?

03/23/13 9:35 pm

honest, you're awesome!

DrReid Ever present.
03/23/13 11:59 pm

Its the effect a mixed economy, it's all or nothing, my point is that plenty of commercials, are shown and not shown, comcast espouses gun safety, as most Americans do, let it go.

03/24/13 7:19 am

DrReid, gun safety has nothing to do with gun commercials. If they are related then we need to eliminate car commercials to decrease the number of automobile accidents.

opie99 left coast best coast
03/23/13 7:05 pm

I have never seen an tv ad for guns or ammo...maybe it's a regional thing

03/23/13 6:49 pm

I gave up Comcast long ago...and honestly don't remember any gun ads when I had it.

03/23/13 6:44 pm

They should stop showing tv that has guns and ammo too then. Let them see their ratings drop to the floor and then we can ask them if it was worth it. Weapons are a way of life as has been since the span of man. We have evolved to make better tools over time.

ScrewU Gone
03/23/13 6:04 pm

I thought they changed the name to "Infinity" to shake their crappy reputation.

cogster Iowa
03/23/13 6:00 pm

this is blatant discrimination against a legal product.

cohutch308 Colorado
03/23/13 5:48 pm

comcast sucks

kenzbt New York
03/23/13 5:27 pm

Screw Comcast..... FiOS is the better alternative.

itspeaks Hail From Arkansas
03/23/13 5:25 pm

Turning down money? Nice call!

03/23/13 5:03 pm

If you're gonna do that then you should block all shows and movies with guns in them. But I bet they wouldn't go that far. Idiots.

cowboy Here and There
03/23/13 3:03 pm

Its stupid but its their shitty network. I don't subscribe to Comcast.

nickelb Texas
03/23/13 2:53 pm

I don't really care. They have the right too. But it won't do anything good

03/23/13 1:41 pm

Ammo is already too hard to find these days.

centexken Republic of Texas
03/23/13 1:30 pm

Why turn down good ad money? The management of Comcast is made up of idiots.

ZestOfClementine Ye Olde 802
03/23/13 12:38 pm

Do they even have gun and ammo commercials? I honestly don't think i've ever seen an add for a gun.

kenzbt New York
03/23/13 5:38 pm

Outdoor Channel had lots of them.

bweezy NOVA
03/23/13 12:16 pm

I'm a Democrat and that is about the dumbest thing I've read today. Lets start with the whole 1st Amendment thing and just how many gun & ammo commercials do you see on tv anyhow. It's limited to outdoor sporting & shooting programs. BUT it's their prerogative. Bobby Brown

chile safer than congress
03/23/13 4:22 pm

Cheers to your well articulated view!

03/23/13 11:45 am

I guess they have every right to turn down revenue. Stupid decision, but whatever...

RepMorris Pennsylvania
03/23/13 11:24 am

Wow, Now the democrats want to avoid gun commercials. That is actually funny! Why democrats? Why? Are they "offensive"? are they "dangerous"? I know democrats don't like guns, but you don't have to cower from the commercials!

03/23/13 5:47 pm

The best part is Hollywood is run primarily by democrats. They make so many films glorifying guns and violence and are the biggest hypocrites. I don't necessarily believe violent media causes violence but it has more of a effect on the mind than a gun by itself. And that's a fact jack!

03/23/13 11:12 am

I don't understand how taking that away is going to stop the inevitable. It's all around television, not just ads. No point in takin it away.

lmurder MDK
03/23/13 10:42 am

Ruh roh. Looks like the head of Comcast is a democrat and doesn't like money. Best of luck with your decision.