“The Christmas Day public service announcement directed by Spike Lee and including several NBA stars is about raising awareness about gun violence,” nypost.com reveals, “But has nothing to do with any change in law or policy relating to gun control, the league said on Thursday.” As the Brits are wont to say, pull the other one, it’s got bells on it. Everytown for Gun Safety is as apolitical as Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democrat who pushes the Progressive agenda like a Politburo member of old. The Post is all too credulous on the National Basketball Association’s backpedalling . . .
The spot, a collaboration between the NBA and Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund — an apolitical nonprofit organization — features 35 gun-violence survivors and ‘includes stories of everyday gun violence in urban communities to mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora and Tucson.’ It ends with survivors offering a terrifying message: “In the United States, 88 people die of gun violence every day.”
What’s even more terrifying: a professional sports league jumping into bed with gun control advocates in an effort to appear politically correct. No doubt the NBA is getting blowback on this decision, which will only increase after the ad airs. Good.