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  • #19
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    That's it and that's why dish is coming out today to be installed...my money or time isn't going to the anti's
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    Just like you are trying to control thought although they have a bigger voice than you do. Good for them. Don't like it? Go elsewhere. Like banning cigarette ads, banning gun ads is the right thing to do in terms of public health.
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    @NOObama No one is required to educate you. If you are interested in something, seek out the information on your own. You are the ones trying to tell a private entity what to do. Dumbing down the masses is prohibiting the dissemination of information. No one is prohibiting your access to information. Comcast can do what they think is right and so can you.
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    They won't show ads for guns or ammunition or show ads with guns being pointed at people. They will leave that to their entertainment programming.
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    So let me get this straight -- they will broadcast a Die Hard marathon but they will not broadcast gun ads. While that's their right, it seems hypocritical.
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    @wonka45ACP yeah that's exactly the point people purchase firearms legally have already done there due diligence and most likely have researched just about all the information they could find about the particular weapon before that buy it.. they are educated consumers.. unlike the low information crowd that can be sold anything from a 30 second ad that pops up in the middle of 1 of their idiotic " reality TV shows"

    A huge difference in the demographic
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    Hysterical. Companies that bring you TV programming where all sorts of fully-automatic weapons are regularly featured causing death and mayhem; that glamorize the sophistication and "classiness" of serial killers like "Dexter" and "The Following"'s Joe Carroll, etc. are going to ban gun and ammo ads. This sort of reasoning is clearly way beyond the my intellectual capabilities, lol.
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    People are getting bent out of shape because a company decided to make a decision that they will loss revenue and is against their way of thinking. Don't like it, start renting movies or streaming from the internet.
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    Actually media companies and networks cannot do whatever they want. They do have an obligation to the 1st amendment, but just how much I am not sure.
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    @Food4thoughts that is a negative, go look up rules related to political and campaign ads. Not only can they not pick and chose, but they can't even set the price for them.
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    neither have i. if they really are against guns why not stop airing any show or movie with a gun .seems if they want to make a stand. i am sure their competitors will pick up the slack.
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    Yep, DirecTV got it's boost because of Time Warner Cable supporting anti-gun messages, so people left TWC and signed up with DirecTV, and now they are the most popular provider. If they ever turn anti-gun, someone else will come along and become the most popular cable provider.

    Voting with your wallet counts for more than voting at the ballot.
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    If, as Mr LaPierre insists, mere video games are enough to cause mass murder, how much more dangerous might advertisements for actual firearms be?
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    I wonder how many people we actually see shot in a gun commercial. Above and beyond that, I wonder how graphic the commercial is. And lastly, because this must be asked, how many hours does one spend watching gun commercials. I think we can all safely assume that there is a vast difference between a 30 second gun commercial and someone playing a graphic and violent video game for hours. Thank you, good day dear sir DARSB.
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    So, would you support restricting speech if it supported certain things? Will they allow Mayor Bloombergs anti gun ads to run?

    People rightly claim the media slants things to further an agenda.

    Personally this won't have any impact to me. I don't watch TV. I guess this just shows the furthering of division in this country.

    Do you really believe these gun ads are promoting violence?
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    Comcast is a shadey opperation anyway! This is stupid. Lets see them get rid of all the violent gun programing as well. They won't! Personally, I'm glad I have Uverse!
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    I wonder if their high principals will remain intact when considering how many gun and shooting shows are in their programming. History Channel, Discovery, Nat Geo and several others have shooting related programming.... I doubt they'll put their money where their mouths are. Hypocritical Hoplophobia... too bad it's not terminal.
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    BOYCOTT BOYCOTT, the only thing these people care about is money and power, so let their advertisers know they will lose business by continuing to give money to Comcast or TWC. It works. Just look at K-Mart, and what happened to them after O'Donell's stupid anti-gun rants in the 90s.
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    Cool...time to ban Comcast...I am sure this will be good for their business since their are so many other choices out there for people to obtain their television entertainment...
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    The only gun manufacturer TV ad I can remember seeing is Henry rifles. (As if they need to advertise.) I can't see a difference in the bottom line for Comcast. Unless they PO enough gun owners.
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