Mayors Against Illegal Guns Superbowl Ad


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SpecialKalltheway
February 2, 2012, 10:52 AM
I found this posted on anther forum

"On the little TV screen in the elevator, just saw a photo of Bloomberg taping a superbowl ad for "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" with Boston Mayor Menino. They were sitting on a sofa, in Giants/Pats jerseys, with hats from all the other Boston and NY teams on the table (like a scene from a living room).

I suspect it will be something like "Although our teams are competing against each other in the Superbowl, there's one thing that we both agree on...."

Geesh."

In reacton to this I sent this (below) to http://www.nfl.com/contact-us

"Dear NFL associates,
It has come to my attention that Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor Menino may be having a Mayors Against Illegal Guns ad ran during the superbowl. This group is against all guns and is simply unamerican. I will be spreading this news to national and local gun forums on the internet. If this ad runs we will be writing to the other sponsors stating that we will be boycotting their goods for advertising in a superbowl that is willing to allow MAIG a voice to spread their anti 2nd Amendment propaganda. Americans love their football and they love their guns, running this ad is a mistake and as a fan of the NFL I hope this request does not fall on deaf ears."

I urge everyone else to write the NFL and let them know we will not stand for Bloomberg's anti 2nd Amendment agenda!

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todayshighlights
February 2, 2012, 12:02 PM
I read that the ad will only be aired on the Northeast. I can only assume that is to reduce the ridicule from free states.

hso
February 2, 2012, 02:42 PM
Guys, can we focus on the course of action to take to push the NFL or network to dump those adds instead of churning over the anti gun sentiment?

SpecialKalltheway
February 2, 2012, 03:01 PM
I had thought about writing the network as well, but decided to focus mainly on the NFL as NBC is not a gun friendly corporation from my understanding. I guess it wouldn't hurt to write both though.

Owen Sparks
February 2, 2012, 07:00 PM
I don't know if the NFL really has any control over who buys local air time from the networks.

It sounds like this spot will be sold by local affiliates sort of like the car dealerships commercials. There was something in the paper last year about how much a regional commercial during the Super Bowl cost, it was a lot!

bikerdoc
February 2, 2012, 08:46 PM
Email and phone call to local affiliate

Mr.Davis
February 4, 2012, 01:57 PM
From the link in the original post:

NOTE: This form is solely for e-mail pertaining to the NFL.com web site. We are unable to respond to email relating to the NFL itself.

Anybody have a better contact form?

RhinoDefense
February 4, 2012, 02:34 PM
The NFL doesn't run the commercials, the television station does. It will fall on deaf ears.

Quick Shot xMLx
February 4, 2012, 04:30 PM
Protest the ad by not watching the game.

ol' scratch
February 4, 2012, 05:44 PM
They are only releasing the ad in the Washington DC market where they feel it will "Do the most good." I think the best thing we can do is question the organization concerning those things we don't agree with and prepare counter arguments against their position, most notably concealed carry. Don't blame the networks. They are businesses and are selling ad space.

flatlander937
February 4, 2012, 06:50 PM
Here is the commercial on youtube. Be sure to dislike it and report it. I reported it as scams/fraud, though it could also be reported as "promotes terrorism," "abusing vulnerable individuals," or "invades my privacy." :cuss:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO94AdhCg0k

Prophet
February 4, 2012, 11:47 PM
I don't watch football. But I did watch this. Disliked, reported, left a comment. Keep the dislikes coming, folks.

flatlander937
February 5, 2012, 02:32 AM
Reading the comments, I about lost it when I saw somebody posted "Almost thought it was going to be a Lemon Party commercial" :p


Some of the comments are ridiculous(perfectbark).:rolleyes:

hso
February 5, 2012, 09:52 AM
I flagged the video as "Spam" "misleading text" since they've both lied on the video.

alsaqr
February 5, 2012, 10:42 AM
Protest the ad by not watching the game.

+1
Works for me.

hso
February 5, 2012, 12:00 PM
If the propaganda is bought and shown in limited areas then you need to tell the affiliate that you won't watch it if they show the piece. It won't do any good to tell people that have no power to affect a change that you need them to dump the piece.

ol' scratch
February 5, 2012, 01:22 PM
They disabled ratings and comments on the youtube video.

ol' scratch
February 5, 2012, 01:35 PM
Something else I noticed about their ads. They use misinformation to try and sway the public. Those two little fools in Columbine used firearms that were purchased by a straw purchaser at the gun show. He was later convicted and sentenced to prison. What loophole?

Black Butte
February 5, 2012, 01:48 PM
I also flagged the video as misleading.

Quick Shot xMLx
February 5, 2012, 02:00 PM
Flagged as terrorism. We have to defend this country and the Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic.

hso
February 5, 2012, 02:13 PM
You can't take unsupportable positions and hope to get anything accomplished. Flagging a video as terrorism is as unreasonable as antis calling us terrorists. Taking The High Road means not stooping to the stupidities used against us.

Since they've turned off comments and Like/Dislike, but left the flagging on we can keep hitting it as spam with the misleading detail.

I'd suggest finding out what affiliates intend to show the video and to call and email those affiliates telling them you intend to contact the other advertisers and tell them you won't do business with them because they've done business with the affiliate that showed the deceitful piece of Anti propaganda.

billofrights4all
February 5, 2012, 03:18 PM
I think it's a win when the video had almost 800 dislikes & 85 likes.. They removed comments & ratings from the video. We put them on the defensive!!! If you want to thumbs down another video please go to Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker's anti HR 822.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw6aHG5aW70&list=UUu4Q7iE0z1Jw7yUjs56dvXA&index=2&feature=plcp

svtruth
February 5, 2012, 05:18 PM
One notes that "mayors" is an anagram of "morays".

Badlander
February 5, 2012, 07:02 PM
You can contact the NFL here http://www.nfl.com/contact-us

jackpinesavages
February 5, 2012, 07:23 PM
Here's one I can get behind.

a.) On their website they don't specify what "illegal guns" are to them, other than those sales transacted via an online website; they want more regulations on private sales is what it boils down to.

b.) Contact their NY and Boston Chamber of Commerces and declare your boycott of their entire cities, for tourism dollars to be witheld.

c.)WHile they both declare supposed 2A support, they don't address the criminals and the current statutes that are not being enforced.

d.) It's another step towards a national registration program, voluntary or not, United Nations/Hilary Clinton or not, it's the direction they want.

e.) Somebody find the listing of 600 mayors that supposedly support this crap, while looking away from the true criminal elements.

Oceanbob
February 6, 2012, 12:20 AM
Here's my ad for Bloomberg:

http://i41.tinypic.com/a1iyoz.jpg

Dnaltrop
February 6, 2012, 02:41 AM
I note that whilst they were unwilling to stand in their personally created Tempest in a teapot on Youtube, and shut down commentary in response to those of us who made our opinions known, their primary website appears to still have an Active "Like" button.

If you're going to have the brass to make a public stand, you'd better stay there when people point out the flaws in your logic.

If your position is so untenable that you can't risk hearing contrary views, perhaps you have no position at all.

hso
February 6, 2012, 09:36 AM
Did anyone actually see the ad run during the Superbowl and what city were you watching from?

jmeggers
February 6, 2012, 11:06 AM
I'm in the DC area and it did run here.

hso
February 6, 2012, 11:27 AM
jmeggers,

Thanks.

Anyone else? Chicago? New York? Boston? San Francisco?

It did not run in Eastern Tennessee.

M-Cameron
February 6, 2012, 11:39 AM
i live in MA....watched the entire game.....no ads here either.

MikeRussell
February 6, 2012, 11:46 AM
I'm in South Louisiana, it didn't run here.

KsThumper
February 6, 2012, 12:21 PM
Market includes central and western Kansas.

No add here.

parker51
February 6, 2012, 12:21 PM
I'm in Charleston WV and it was shown here. Not sure if it was during or pre-game as I was at my reloading bench in another room when I heard the ad mention something about them supporting the 2nd.

beatledog7
February 6, 2012, 12:23 PM
Didn't see it in Tidewater/Hampton Roads, but did not watch every second so can't say for sure it didn't run here.

Ryanxia
February 6, 2012, 12:41 PM
99% sure it didn't run in Maine.

tyeo098
February 6, 2012, 01:10 PM
Nova (northern va), ran here.
I heard it while I was upstairs.

Disgusting.

9mmepiphany
February 6, 2012, 05:41 PM
Didn't happen in CA...unless I missed it

fehhkk
February 6, 2012, 08:56 PM
Nope, not in NBC Chicago. Saw it on Youtube, though. That was infuriating enough.

CollinLeon
February 6, 2012, 09:01 PM
They are only releasing the ad in the Washington DC market where they feel it will "Do the most good." I think the best thing we can do is question the organization concerning those things we don't agree with and prepare counter arguments against their position, most notably concealed carry. Don't blame the networks. They are businesses and are selling ad space.
That's like saying that the people who sell child pornography are doing nothing wrong, it's only the people who are reading it. At the very least, these two idiotic mayors should be brought up on charges of treason for their blatant disregard of the 2nd Amendment. Treason is still a capital crime, isn't it?

hso
February 6, 2012, 09:09 PM
So, looks like N.VA and D.C. itself and nowhere else.

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