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Comcast to no longer feature gun, weapon ads

Updated: Wednesday, February 20 2013, 11:14 PM EST
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Cable giant Comcast is pulling the plug on gun-related advertisements.

It's just one of several companies that are going ahead with the ban, but Comcast says it has nothing to do with what's happening in Washington.

This month, the cable giant acquired NBC-Universal, which prompted the change.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Comcast says, "consistent with longstanding NBC policies, Comcast Spotlight has decided it will not accept new advertising for firearms or weapons moving forward."

Companies with similar policies in place include Google, FOX, ESPN, and the NCAA.
Comcast to no longer feature gun, weapon ads
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