D.C. Metro Angers Industry by Refusing Gun Safety Ad

D.C. Metro Angers Industry by Refusing Gun Safety Ad

Washington, D.C.’s Metro transit agency rejected ads promoting a gun-safety campaign, sparking accusations of bias from the industry. The agency refused to run an ad from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) that highlighted the industry’s commitment "to make communities safer." The agency told the group the ad violated its guidelines but did not elaborate on any particular violation, according to an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon . The trade group said the decision is politically motivated. "There’s nothing controversial in the ad," spokesman Larry Keane said. "So, it’s just another blatant example of bias against the firearms industry." David Rutz breaks down the most important news about the enemies of freedom, here and around the world, in this comprehensive morning newsletter. Sign up here and stay informed! A Metro spokesman declined to comment on the episode or NSSF’s accusations of bias. "We are unable to comment beyond the guidelines with regard to any specific advertisement or submission," spokesman Ian Jannetta said. The rejection of the ad is the latest in a series of controversies around Metro’s advertising practices. The transit agency has been sued repeatedly in recent years for rejected ads, including an ACLU poster that featured the text of the First Amendment , as well as a picture of a Christmas scene submitted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. The trade group has encountered similar resistance from other venues in the nation’s capital. When NSSF attempted to spread the word about a 2014 program that […]

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