With all due respect and consideration for the families involved in the tragedy at Sandy Hook, this isn’t exactly a news flash.
This is NASCAR’s fan base, in spite of all its diversity efforts to shape itself into a more right-center sports organization.
“The NRA 500 is the latest announcement in the long history of a growing partnership between the NRA, Speedway Motorsports and the NASCAR community,” NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre said in a statement. “NRA members and NASCAR fans love their country and everything that is good and right about America. We salute our flag ... volunteer in our churches and communities ... cherish our families ... and we love racing. On April 13, we'll all come together at Texas Motor Speedway.”
This is baloney of course.
Not everyone will come together.
This is just going to become another divisive piece of the puzzle when it comes to our nation’s polarizing thoughts on gun control and violence.
Supporters will think this is a great deal. Those who support gun control legislation will think it’s an insensitive slap to the victims of Sandy Hook and others.