Tell FOX to Reinstate Firearms Advertising

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry — recently learned that FOX Sports Media Group has banned advertisements featuring firearms and ammunition from its coverage of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events.

Fox SportsAs of press time, the UFC has not made an official announcement, but the NSSF has confirmed that “absolutely no firearms, ammo, hunting or knife companies will be permitted as sponsors in any Zuffa-promoted events.”

I think I saw some UFC guys at the SHOT show, promoting firearms and accessories. And yet, FOX sees fit to ban our products from the UFC events. I hope no one is thinking that a firearm or hunting ad during a UFC fight could be interpreted as being too violent.

Perhaps FOX feels that the younger viewers of mixed martial arts competitions should be protected from the violence of firearm and knife advertising while they watch two men bludgeon each other in the ring? Funny, for all the right-wing support that comes from Fox News, the Sporting Division doesn’t seem to be interested in catering to the same crowd.

Well, we can do something about that.

Now is the time to put your money where your mouth is and use your First Amendment rights to support the Second Amendment. Gun Digest the Magazine, along with the NSSF, is encouraging all gun owners, sportsmen and firearms enthusiasts to contact FOX today and urge them to rescind this anti-gun corporate policy. FOX’s decision to ban advertisements for lawful products owned by more than 80 million Americans is nothing more than corporate gun control.

We expect better from FOX. So should you.

Make sure your voice is heard. Here’s how to contact FOX:

Corporate Headquarters FSN
10201 W. Pico, Bld. 103
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: 310-369-1000

Good shooting,

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4 thoughts on “Tell FOX to Reinstate Firearms Advertising

  1. nmgene

    first ultimate fighting is for a bunch of neanderthal idiots who will end up with brain damage and in wheel chairs by the time they are 50. As regretably children watch these idiots do we really want them seeing guns and knives advertised on the same show. Doesnt sound like a good idea to me.

  2. WhichGun

    Was this a request by FOX or by Zuffa (the parent company of the UFC)?

    If Zuffa told FOX that they didn’t want firearms/knives/hunting advertisements then that is their right.

    Actually, even if it was FOX itself that decided this, as a private business they have every right to choose to or choose not to show certain ads.

    Our rights do not supersede theirs.

  3. SmithKoWitz

    We speak much about the 2nd amendment, right to free speech and businesses rights. Here we are telling a business what they should do because some of us feel it makes no sense? How is that right? Personally I think there is reasonable logic to the thinking of FOX sports. Those who don’t see the possibility for connection to a violent sport and advertising of weaponry and sundries associated with them are not making the connection. I could write a mini report on this but there it would consume too much time. I’ll just say this: throwing gasoline on a fire is generally not the way to put it out. When do we as a society begin to understand that everything cannot always be about money and what we want? That people (ALL people) are more important than possible profits for some. Many lives are lost to poor reasoning on the part of humans; many of those humans were/are respected people. I suppose we should have firearms companies and ammo manufacturers combining ads with alcohol commercials too? After a rough hunt, pop a top after popping the deer, Big Buck Beer will take the edge off . . . .

  4. Ckmcgraw

    also let FOX news and the other FOX subsidiaries know. Also contact their sponsors and let them know you plan to not buy the products of advertisers that support them as well. A few advertisers also contacting them to say no more ad revenue will help also.