NRA T.V. Commercial


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Kim
September 27, 2004, 10:20 PM
Right after cartoons on Saturday a NRA info commercial ran in AR on Channel 4 (NBC affilliate I believe). It was 30 minutes long. Talked about Kerry and the UN ISANA and Gerorge Soros and the NGO's worldwide and the treaty the UN is trying to get passed in 2006. Showed the gun with the barrell in a knot sculpture and showed the cutting up of rifles and bulldozers with piles of firearms going to a scrap yard. Did anyone else see this. I thought it was pretty good espically the UN treaty stuff.:what:

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Foreign Devil
September 27, 2004, 10:50 PM
I think their commercials are embarassingly inept. They're not winning over anybody.

Check out the ACLU's stuff onthe other hand. You may not like some of the issues they push, but look at their opposition to the PATRIOT act. The motto is "Safe and Free". Brilliant! They show diverse Americans concerned about their rights and the constitution talking about the law and why it's wrong. Why don't we come up with stuff like that? Why wasn't there a "Safe and Free" NRA commercial airing during the AWB fiasco while the Brady liars are peddling their nauseating crap about the "weapons of choice for violent criminals" unanswered on all the major cable networks? It was a pretty slick commercial to. The only NRA commercial I saw during that time aired on a local channel and consisted of Wayne Lapierre lecturing the camera about how politician X is bad; no props, no testimony from police and veteran gun owners, no pictures of law abiding gun owners exercising the rights that we hold dear, nothing.

Bah, I'm so pissed. Instead the NRA sinks its money into this news channel that's going to do nothing but preach to the choir and provide material for late night comedians.

I'm just fed up with my money being wasted. Their public relations department is an embarassment.

Mulliga
September 27, 2004, 11:11 PM
I'm just fed up with my money being wasted. Their public relations department is an embarassment.

I just wish they'd stop mailing out all the appeals for money. :rolleyes:

I have a bit more faith in the NRA now that the AWB is dead. I'm just surprised that a ridiculous law that affected millions of gun owners (not just the EBR owners, but basically anyone who owned a double-stack pistol) took so long to die.

Kim
September 27, 2004, 11:14 PM
This ad was different. It had women, ethic persons and it was good on the UN side of things. It did have too many breaks asking for money. But it was 30 minutes without commercials and it was on one of the major networks here------not cable or the NRA news on radio SIRUS. And it was not on at 2am it was on at 11 am after cartoons. I don't know it was better than usual.

Gordon Fink
September 28, 2004, 03:25 PM
Is Arkansas in any danger of not going to the Republicans?

~G. Fink

tulsamal
September 28, 2004, 03:35 PM
Is Arkansas in any danger of not going to the Republicans?

It's looking good in AR for the GOP. Kerry announced last week that he was pulling his TV money out of Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missouri. So they are taking the first steps to writing them off. All four of those should go Bush. It's getting harder and harder to figure out which "Bush 2000" states Kerry thinks he can win! If Kerry wins every state Gore won, he will only have 260 votes. And he's not even going to do that since at least a couple of those are in trouble. Bad mojo for Kerry!

Gregg

Kim
September 28, 2004, 10:08 PM
The NRA finally put an ad in the state paper today. I got kidded about it at work. I just told everyone I paid for that ad many times over. Even a lefty( she protested Ark Nuclear One and tried to levitate it with chanting 25 were arrested this was about 1971) told me she that it was funny and yes she has to vote for Kerry because she just has to even though her husband is going to vote Repub for the first time in his life. He also was a lefty lawyer who was at the same protest. She does own some firearms for snakes.:rolleyes: There is a lefty editorial writer in the paper and he lamented about Kerry today and made some snide remarks that the NRA has sent letters out in Arkansas saying Kerry will take away everyones AK-47's. Coarse he also ran down anyone who was religious, anti-abortion or anti-gay marriage. The usual.

Monkeyleg
September 28, 2004, 11:33 PM
Back in 2000, when the NRA was running their infomercials about the gun bans and destruction of guns in the UK and Australia, a neighbor of mine saw the infomericals and joined.

He'd never owned a gun prior to that time, and still doesn't.

You be the judge.

Bainx
September 29, 2004, 07:04 AM
I thought that 60 days before the election, NRA could not run any Presidential commercials on TV due to the campaign finance reform that Bush signed.
Am I mistaken?

Kamicosmos
September 29, 2004, 11:49 AM
thought that 60 days before the election, NRA could not run any Presidential commercials on TV

I think that this was a Paid Advertisment, like those Ginsu knives infomercials. Therefore, it's a 'TV Show' and not under the campaign finance reform. *I THINK. Please correct me if I don't understand this right.*

Also, I do have a bit of a problem with the NRA preaching to the choir. I signed up to not recieve the extra mail from them, and it's nice to not be recieving it. But I dunno if the 'man on the street' is even hearing anything about what the NRA is saying. I get the 1st Freedom magazine. Very good for gun rights stuff. I loan it out to people, and type up articles to email out to some of my liberal leaning friends. The NRA really needs to try and get themselves into the average non-gun owning households. THey need to run TV ads alot more often, on normal channels. I only ever see ads on OUtdoor life, or rarely on ESPN or something. Never during sitcom hours and channels. Yeah, I know that times expensive, but a couple ads a year?

Wouldn't it be great to see a Superbowl ad? well...maybe not...

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