No gun sponsorship allowed for N.J. youth baseball team
Apparently the only arms the South Orange-Maplewood Baseball League wants referenced on its fields are those attached to the players. From My Fox New York:
A Maplewood, New Jersey man is upset that a Little League baseball league has rejected his business as a team sponsor.
Matthew Carmel’s (right) son played in the South Orange-Maplewood Baseball League last year and he wanted to sponsor a team in the coming season. A sponsorship costs $300.
The league committee rejected his offer. Carmel thinks that it is because his business happens to be a gun store called Constitution Arms. [The league did not give an official reason for denying his sponsorship.]
Carmel says, “It is fairly clear that someone has a problem with firearms.”
Mao was wrong. Youth sports sponsorship power does not come from the barrel of a gun.