U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “As gun outrage grew, Monster Jam quietly stripped weapons from its monster trucks,” the Tampa Bay Times reports. “Feld Entertainment had already been the target of protesters when it owned the circus, but they skirted the gun debate early.”
“Gun outrage grew”? With whom? Do they get a lot of whiny harridans in pink pussy hats registering anti-gun indignation at monster truck events these days?
They must, because “the gun turret from Soldier Fortune was removed [and] the Metal Mulisha monster truck was redesigned to remove the image of a gun.” That’s reminiscent of director Steven Spielberg re-releasing E.T. The Extraterrestrial with the guns digitally removed and replaced with walkie-talkies, which in turn led to a hilarious “South Park” send-up of Saving Private Ryan.
“[Feld] saw its share of protestors and controversy when it operated the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus,” the story explains. “In an attempt to assuage animal rights protestors, Feld took elephants out of the circus in 2016. But attendance plunged, and the circus closed for good in 2017.”
So caving into leftist demands didn’t fill the stands with grateful PETA members? And now Feld believes this latest appeasement will do what, exactly, for Monster Jam attendance?
Perhaps Feld believes its more lucrative associations require it to embrace the agenda of its “multi-year media partners” at anti-gun NBC. Perhaps their emphasis on “family entertainment” means they also find it more lucrative to embrace the anti-gun “family values” promulgated by their Disney Live!/Disney on Ice licensing agreement partners.
If you’re a gun owner living near one of the venues where Feld will take their show in 2019, you might want to consider if you really want to give them the price of admission for your family, especially since they just threw you and them under the monster truck. Besides, based on results, you may all be safer avoiding Monster Jams, where they’ve been known to burn attendees by shooting fireworks into the stands.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.