Comcast Bans Gun Ads as Cable Giant T...

Comcast Bans Gun Ads as Cable Giant Takes Control at NBC

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Boycott them all

United States

#1 Feb 21, 2013
http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/comcast-bans-g...

Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, no longer accepts advertisements from businesses selling guns.

The policy change was quietly instituted on Feb. 8 after Comcast acquired a controlling interest in NBC Universal, which already had a policy of not accepting ads relating to firearms.

The ban came to light when John Kupiec, president of the advertising agency Canadian American Corp., attempted to purchase an ad for Michigan-based gun store Williams Gun Sight Inc. but was denied, according to CBS News' Detroit affiliate.

"Comcast Spotlight has decided it will not accept new advertising for firearms or weapons moving forward," the cable provider said in a statement to CBS. "This policy aligns us with the guidelines in place at many media organizations."

Executives at Williams Gun Sight called the policy anti-constitutional.

"We’re a perfectly legal company selling a perfectly legal product and they have chosen us out of all the industries out there to make a stand on what’s right or wrong," Williams’ Chief Operating Officer Dan Compeau told CBS.

Kupiec said Comcast is the cable provider for two-thirds of the domestic market, which he believes represents a monopoly in the industry.
The next step is we want to get the lawmakers on Capitol Hill to review the monopolistic rights this company (Comcast) currently enjoys as the largest cable provider in the United States," Kupiec said, adding that his firm will consider legal action as a last resort.

Compeau said Comcast previously accepted their ads.

"We were totally caught off guard by it," he said. "All these TV stations are taking millions, if not billions, from alcohol companies — and alcohol deaths, alcohol sickness, way outpaces anything a gun can do.[Comcast] is two-faced."

Kupiec, who has worked in advertising since the 1980s, said this is the first major ban he has ever seen, and that if they wanted to advertise on the Outdoor Channel, The Discovery Channel, or NBC Sports, it wouldn't be a possibility.

"If you’re a gun range, if you sell firearms, ammunition, whatever, they will not accept your advertising," he said. "I’m an avid hunter and I believe this is a direct threat on the Second Amendment, a direct assault on legal businesses in the United States, and I think it’s antitrust."
curious

United States

#2 Feb 21, 2013
That is against the law, it just shows liberals and this president have no respect for laws or the constitution if it does not meet their agenda.
LOL

Maryville, TN

#3 Feb 21, 2013
curious wrote:
That is against the law, it just shows liberals and this president have no respect for laws or the constitution if it does not meet their agenda.
Why is against the law? And what does the President or the constitution have do with what a companty can do or not do? That's called comminist rule, something I guess your for. Plus get all the FACTS, something most here don't want to know.
ROFLOL

United States

#4 Feb 21, 2013
LOL wrote:
<quoted text> Why is against the law? And what does the President or the constitution have do with what a companty can do or not do? That's called comminist rule, something I guess your for. Plus get all the FACTS, something most here don't want to know.
What are the facts here? Please explain in detail and not this one liner bs post. Shows us how friggin smart you really want to be? LOL
LOL

Maryville, TN

#5 Feb 21, 2013
ROFLOL wrote:
<quoted text>
What are the facts here? Please explain in detail and not this one liner bs post. Shows us how friggin smart you really want to be? LOL
I'm just the messenger. Look it up yourself.
yep

United States

#6 Feb 22, 2013
LOL wrote:
<quoted text> I'm just the messenger. Look it up yourself.
Typical sheep talk! How are you liking your messiah these days?
gun owner

Morristown, TN

#7 Feb 22, 2013
Guns don't need advertising anyway. When I want a new gun, I get what I want, regardless.
united against evil

United States

#8 Feb 23, 2013
Thank ypou for the post, comcast is now on the boycott list.

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