Little League Rejects Gun Sponsor
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While Carmel says he is "not suprised how it turned out," he feels that he is being singled out.
"They allow sponsors to sell liquor and tobacco," he says referring to Kwik Chek, a local grocery store that carries those items. "They allow the veterans of foreign wars, which some might argue glorifies war and violence." A list of team sponsors is available here.
Online, sentiment seems to be split.
At SouthOrangeVillage.com, commenter "TigerLilly" wonders if those who feel it was wrong to reject Constitution Arms as a sponsor "would feel the same way if it had been Planned Parenthood or the local abortion clinic."
At NJ.com, "sisteranne," wrote, "This is America. The man's allowed to own the gun store, and the team is allowed to decline his money."
In the mean time, Carmel has found another team that will allow him to be a sponsor -- Morris Rugby, a co-ed youth flag rugby league in a nearby town.
"I want to advocate for the Second Amendment," Carmel says, "I think it's extremely important. It's important to show my kids that you stand up for what you believe. You don't take it lying down."
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