IN another example of liberals pressuring private companies in order to create a culture hostile to guns, the “Monster Jam” company is caving to the mob and erasing all guns from their trucks.
From the Tampa Bay Times:
When Monster Jam roars into Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, something will be missing from the enormous trucks — all images of guns.
There are still trucks with menacing names like Grave Digger and Maximum Destruction. But Slinger, formerly Gunslinger, was quietly redesigned in 2017 to turn the gun images on the truck to slingshots.
The gun turret from Soldier Fortune was removed that year. And the Metal Mulisha monster truck was redesigned to remove the image of a gun.
And they’re doing this because they learned their lesson from having to close down the Ringling Bros. Circus:
Ellenton-based Feld Entertainment is the producer of Monster Jam, Disney on Ice, Sesame Street Live and a host of other live family-oriented shows. It saw its share of protestors and controversy when it operated the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 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.
They put out this statement:
“Monster Jam is a family-friendly brand with an international presence, and we are always innovating and evolving the intellectual property associated with our Monster Jam trucks,” Yaros said. “We represent over 50 different Monster Jam trucks and have a truck and design that is relatable to our wide range of fans and their interests.”
Look, it’s a private company, they can do whatever they want. But this is how liberals push their political agenda on people subtly without us even knowing about it. This is pretty tiny by comparison to other examples of gun culture in our society – I wonder when they’ll pull their big plan to erase all guns from movies too….
UPDATE – Dana Loesch has already weighed in on the issue:
"@MonsterJam. They've decided to give into the whims of anti-gun protestors...let me ask @FeldEnt (and massive snowflake @nycscy) how that worked out the last time you let a radicalized minority outside of your actual audience dictate how you produced your shows." –@DLoesch #NRA pic.twitter.com/r835CiDs6V— NRATV (@NRATV) January 11, 2019