Senator to Murdoch: Don't Air NRA-500 Race

Apr 11, 2013 Full story: NBC Philadelphia 15

Newtown supporters and residents gathered at town hall to read aloud all the names of those who lost their lives to gun violence since Sandy Hook in hopes that some talks will begin in Washington regarding stricter gun control laws.

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Bubba

Gloversville, NY

#1 Apr 12, 2013
if anybody doesn't think the NRA should sponser a race , maybe they should do back round checks on all sponsers , and see if they are any better ...
Hilton Head

Deland, FL

#2 Apr 12, 2013
The NRA promotes responsible handling of firearms. This Senator and anyone else who are bothered by them sponsoring an event have the choice not to watch it. I have hunted since I was 16 tears old and carried firearms through 4 years of Military Police service and never once did it enter my mind to do intentional harm to another human being. There are unstable people in the world who need help in some way or another and the Senator would be doing a better service focusing on that aspect rather than trying to bring down an age old organization of law abiding citizens who would be the first to protect their fellow man, including the Senator, if the occasion to do so warranted it.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#3 Apr 12, 2013
Dear Senator Chris Murphy:
I you pay back your annual salary, then I'm sure Nascar will gladly not broadcast the NRA 500

YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!

I'm all about the Bill of Rights, but asking a company to lose money for your own personal belief is very selfish. You have the right not to watch it just like you have the right to not purchase a firearm if you don't believe in using them.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#4 Apr 12, 2013
If*
Bowhunter2819

Virginia Beach, VA

#5 Apr 12, 2013
The fact is we are the NRA and WE drive NASCAR. A few short weeks ago our grassroots campaign shut down the largest outdoor show on the east coast.

I hope for NASCAR's sake they don't piss off their loyal fans
Bubba

Mexico, NY

#6 Apr 13, 2013
did the senator think it was ok for Chevy to be a sponsor , when they were asking the gov. for money ...is it ok for sprint to be the title for nascar when they send jobs overseas ...maybe thats why the congress & senate have a 13% approval rating...
SlipperySlope

Bryn Mawr, PA

#7 Apr 13, 2013
TexasRaider wrote:
Dear Senator Chris Murphy:
I you pay back your annual salary, then I'm sure Nascar will gladly not broadcast the NRA 500
YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!
I'm all about the Bill of Rights, but asking a company to lose money for your own personal belief is very selfish. You have the right not to watch it just like you have the right to not purchase a firearm if you don't believe in using them.
Bingo! Don't watch the race or buy products associated with the sponsor if you don't agree with them. And it is selfish to ask/expect others to behave/react like you and scapegoat them if they don't.

Although sorry for the families loss but I am getting tired of the professional victim routine here. If the world stopped every time someone died and everyone was not done grieving we would be no where. Move on and let the murder victims be remembered for who they were and what they did. But not how they died or all the politics associated with it.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#8 Apr 13, 2013
Bubba wrote:
did the senator think it was ok for Chevy to be a sponsor , when they were asking the gov. for money ...is it ok for sprint to be the title for nascar when they send jobs overseas ...maybe thats why the congress & senate have a 13% approval rating...
Good point Bubba
SteveSharer

Lombard, IL

#9 Apr 13, 2013
Bull, NASCAR has a history of supporting child killers
Why is NASCAR’s Tony Stewart’s foundation for disabled children supporting a prison program led by a convicted child killer?
ICAN is a prison dog-training program Stewart supports and high-profile child killer Melinda Loveless is an active dog trainer there. Melinda masterminded the 1992 kidnapping, 10 hr torture, and murder (burned alive) of 12-yr-old Shanda Sharer.
Search:“Shanda Sharer”
Search:“ICAN”+”Melinda Loveless”
Fellow inmate and assisted murderer of Shanda, Hope Rippey was in the ICAN program and released early under suspicious circumstances.
Search:“Hope Rippey”+”Early Release”

ICAN’s mission statement is,“To qualify for the program, offenders must have a background clear of violent behavior.”
So why is Melinda, and Hope before her in this program? Indiana prisons are overflowing with non-violent offenders, so better choices are available.

There is no way Tony does not know about Melinda and Hope with his active support and participation with this prison program.
Stewart should pull his support of ICAN until Melinda is removed from the ICAN program as their mission statement requires.

Tony Stewart’s affiliation to ICAN
Search “ICAN”+”Tony Stewart Foundation”

Time: November 10, 2012 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: Indiana Roof Ballroom
City/Town: Indianapolsi
Event Type: fundraiser, celebration
Organized By: Dino Sierp – ICAN
ICAN'S Decade of Dogs - 10 years of unleashing abilities and changing lives - on both ends f the leash.
Nascar Champion Tony Stewart and Indy Car Team Owner, Sarah Fisher are honorary co-chairs.
http://community.petpalstv.com/events/ican-de...

The pups were donated by the Tony Stewart Foundation to the Indiana Canine Assistance Network.
The correctional facility here is the fourth prison to work with ICAN.
http://flyergroup.com/local/x1896326263/Inmat...

Irwin also said that ICAN partners with the Tony Stewart Foundation for financial support,
http://www.zoominfo.com/CachedPage/...
SteveSharer

Lombard, IL

#10 Apr 13, 2013
It appears there is another attempt to release Melinda with ICAN propaganda videos coming out of Charlotte NC where Tony’s racing team is located. One Charlie Petrizzo, a devote Catholic, x-Wachovia banker and 1% GOPer, intimidated and threatened to sue Brenda Nyberg. Brenda created the petition to keep Melinda Loveless in prison and passed recently due to the added stress Charlie created. Brenda was a disabled grandmother caring for her special needs grandson. Stewarts bullying on the track is one thing, but associated with the bullying of a good person, disabled grandmother with special needs grandson, who recently passed is something Stewart should answer for. Is Stewart connected to Petrizzo? If Stewart used his NASCAR standings for political favors in Indiana and this ICAN program, NASCAR is just as responsible.
Petrizzo and his bank stole the SS of senior citizens as to how he gained his wealth, they now eat cat food!
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/20/business/20...

ICAN appears to support only religious Caucasian inmates and the beneficiaries of the dogs they train appear to be only Caucasian as well. Odds are, most of the recipients of the prison trained dogs ($900) are affluent enough to pay for the dogs on the open market ($16,000) and this is another case of wealthy people taking advantage of prison slave labor….than setting them free
SteveSharer

Lombard, IL

#11 Apr 13, 2013
North Carolina and NASCAR State recently voted to make Christianity the states official religion so converted murderers and rapists will be set free as they punish non-violent offenders who do not convert. Repress abortion rights, birth control and any sex acts they do not approve of. Joblessness and poverty does not matter…just like the Dark Ages.

Lets not forget Sarah Fisher Hartman (Builds NASCAR racecars) and her support of the ICAN dog program.

Confederate flags, guns, Jebus, meth and child killers are ok with NASCAR…Yee-haw!
Mackcat

Denver, CO

#12 Apr 14, 2013
After the way the NRA was treated during the race with no mention of the sponser, By the braodcasters, or the graphic designers. Maybe the NRA members should boycot the next texas race or boycot nascar all together!
alan

Livonia, LA

#13 Apr 14, 2013
Mackcat wrote:
After the way the NRA was treated during the race with no mention of the sponser, By the braodcasters, or the graphic designers. Maybe the NRA members should boycot the next texas race or boycot nascar all together!
maybe the feds should look at eric holder for gun control?fast and furious has been dropped for more heart warming news?its tragic these kids were killed but no more than the soldiers at fort hood!the feds pushed political correctness down officers that they were scared to call hasan a nut case and when they did they were ignored?the aholes that ignored these warnings are guilty of murder but that wont happen!kids getting shoy offers much more publicity for obama!this was just another example of work place violence?
Mackcat

Denver, CO

#14 Apr 15, 2013
All they do is ignore the real problem, and do what they think well get them votes.
dick

Abrams, WI

#15 Apr 23, 2013
SteveSharer wrote:
North Carolina and NASCAR State recently voted to make Christianity the states official religion so converted murderers and rapists will be set free as they punish non-violent offenders who do not convert. Repress abortion rights, birth control and any sex acts they do not approve of. Joblessness and poverty does not matter…just like the Dark Ages.
Lets not forget Sarah Fisher Hartman (Builds NASCAR racecars) and her support of the ICAN dog program.
Confederate flags, guns, Jebus, meth and child killers are ok with NASCAR…Yee-haw!
biggity boogity boogity get a life steve, really get a life

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