The San Francisco 49ers just don’t know how to stay out of politics.
On Thursday, the NFL team announced it’s joining a number of law enforcement unions – including the San Jose Police Officers’ Association and the Los Angeles Police Protective League – and signing a “Pledge for a More Understanding and Safer America.”
The campaign, as expected, seeks to improve police-community relations. But that doesn’t appear to be its main goal. The campaign is primarily pushing for what it calls “common sense” gun legislation, including a ban on bump stocks and other firearm modification devices, armor-piercing bullets and gun silencers.
The 49ers have already promised to shell out $500,000 for the effort. The money will go toward producing national public-service announcements.
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