‘Gun Control’ Snitches Trolling Facebook to Suppress Information Sharing & Rights

By David Codrea

Snitches complaining about terms of service violations don't want people to be armed and don't want them to know the truth because both make it harder to achieve control.
Snitches complaining about terms of service violations don’t want people to be armed and don’t want them to know the truth because both make it harder to achieve control.
AmmoLand Gun News
AmmoLand Gun News

USA –  -(Ammoland.com)-  A cabal of “progressive” social media users hostile not just to the right to keep and bear arms, but to pro-gun advocacy and information sharing, is working to get such groups shut down for terms of service violations.

That’s the entirely foreseeable result of Facebook banning firearm-related advertising and implementing a Chinese-style snitch policy to forbid private online offers that could lead to firearm transfers.

Oath Keepers members saw one instance recently where a snitch hostile to gun rights got Facebook to take down a graphic (see above) that presented a key danger of citizen disarmament, one that illustrated the nexus to genocide enabled by such edicts. That can keep such information from reaching a wider audience that may have never considered the undeniable documented connection.

With establishment media overwhelmingly hostile to the right to keep and bear arms, if gun owners want the truth to get out, one of the tools available has been social media.

If that’s restricted, if truthful and powerful, albeit visceral posts are summarily removed along with threats of further banishment reprisals, the establishment media will once more claim its place as information gatekeeper (which has been a documented goal). Any thought falling outside of the approved dogma will be relegated to limited niche fringes with little chance of further dissemination. That’s what the snitches are trying to do.

This is corroborated by a Facebook group called the Liberal Rifle Association, which has compiled further evidentiary links.

“We’ve got bombshell news for the gun community,” the group claims. “Spread this far and wide. My friend has uncovered an organized group of trolls working 24/7 for months to take down THOUSANDS of Facebook pages, groups, and personal accounts for being even remotely related to firearms. Even going as far as compiling names of all persons in gun groups (doxing).

“Remember months ago when Facebook made private gun sales a violation of TOS, and how mysteriously thousands of groups and pages started being taken down that weren’t even selling firearms?” they elaborate. “Well we’ve uncovered the rat’s nest responsible for this campaign of targeted harassment.”

Read their entire post and assess their claims and links for yourself. In the mean time, AmmoLand Shooting Sports News has received independent information that the group has abused Facebook glitches to work around limitations on the number of reports that can be made in a given day by any one user. Also targeted have been gun discussion pages and airsoft team pages.

Search terms have been used by the snitches, not just for firearm models like “AR-15” or company names like “Ruger,” but military base names in groups have also been targeted because of the potential there’d be something gun-related going on.

One of the “leaders” in the snitch effort is an obsessed character named Mike Monteiro, apparently a San Francisco (naturally!) designer of sorts, but one who also evidently has all sorts of free time to spend on Twitter. Monteiro shares his thoughts on a range of “progressive” topics, with a special, angry fixation on the right to keep and bear arms.

“It’s time to take everyone’s guns,” he tweets, remaining strangely silent on what his envisioned role in the raids will be. “It’s PAST time”

So much for the “No one wants to take your guns” meme the antis fall back on to mask the fact that such an end game goal is exactly what they want to do.

To demonstrate that he wants to eradicate more than gun sale offers, Monteiro put out three sequential posts on July 5 urging his followers to report the NRA Facebook page:

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This is attempted sabotage, plain and simple. It’s also pathetically desperate.

To further corroborate matters for themselves, readers can see many of the activities and personalities involved in Facebook takedowns by checking out the Twitter hashtag #ReportGate.

What can those who frequent gun rights advocacy groups do?

First be aware that this is going on. If you find instances where this is happening in circles you frequent, point it out and spread the word. As far as complaining to Facebook, go to “Desktop Help,” click “Report Something,” pick “Other Abuse” and you can get to a dialog box to explain the issue, and to include screenshots and other attachments.

You can also take a degree of comfort knowing the disruption is being caused by a handful of self-important zealots who are getting a ridiculously low ROI for time they’re spending on their obsession.  Know that in the scheme of things, they’re completely ineffectual at achieving Monteiro’s dream goal.

He knows that. That’s probably why so many of his tweets come off like childish, foul-mouthed, tantrums.

It’s curious and telling — the gun-grabbers present themselves as “progressive,” yet in true Opposite Day fashion virulently oppose the most egalitarian power-sharing arrangement ever conceived: the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

UPDATE: Well THAT figures…

David Codrea in his natural habitat.
David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 34 thoughts on “‘Gun Control’ Snitches Trolling Facebook to Suppress Information Sharing & Rights

    1. im sure they do, but as the article mentions it, they are easy to spot, even if they are not actually bots, since post consist of an opinion and not thw why? or how?.

        1. @Mick if we respond to trolls, they get paid. If we do not respond to trolls they get paid less. So I try to reply to others about them (without naming them). In time the current troll will go else where. Codrea on the other hand is well researched, factual, and well thought out.

        2. Ironkitty;
          You are apparently a PRIME candidate for a Recto-Cranial Extraction procedure; The visit the nearest PIG STY for a refill of the space between your ears.

        3. How much per hour is crooked hillary paying you with the blood she raises from various crooks and fellow sociopaths?

      1. Iron head,have the doctors had any success at all treating your brain tumor ? With any luck you will go belly up soon,very soon !

    2. Mike Monteiro…a guy with, obviously, way too much time on his hands…he needs to find a job…oh, wait…he probably works for the “Bloomer” man. In any case, the guy can’t be an American who loves his Country…now he’d have done great in Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia…or any other dictatorship that oppressed it’s citizens. A thought on him: “A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.”
      — Sigmund Freud

      The word mentally unbalanced…also comes to mind, but then, again…he’s a liberal so it goes hand-in-hand.

    3. FaceBook is owned by an anti-gun Democrat, and I can only imagine he’s fluffed out his staff with people with the same views. Be careful of the social sites that you join people.

    4. Hmmmnnnn…As I remember, and I DO remember it, being the old fart that I am, the Hippies’ attempt to levitate the Pentagon FAILED-utterly. We who were in the military at the time predicted that, if they could manage to levitate it at all, even the tiniest bit, the Pentagon would promptly capsize since it is so top-heavy with brass. At least, that was the argument supported by most of my sailors at the time!

      1. Just a thought, would like to hear some feed back, the anti-gunners don’t realize how the 2nd amendment protects the 1st amendment. If the “pen is mightier than the sword” , would it not go without saying how dangerous words and free expression is? Look what some men have done with only words, never even firing a gun at an enemy. So by removing the 2nd, only logically the 1st must be the next to go.

    5. Here’s the deal — somebody with the know-how/contact/resources(knowledge) — needs to start posting these little twats addresses — nature takes care of the rest

    6. The first response should be to reply to the threat against the First Amendment this poses. It is an attack on the freedom of speech to censor or censure another’s exercise of their constitutional rights.

    7. Hate filled fascists like Mike Monteiro cannot handle a free exchange of ideas or debate, so they instead choose to force pages to close rather than being able to defeat the arguments intellectually. It means they know they have lost the debate, but choose to use deceit and force to shut down the arguments they cannot handle. It really is no different than Professor Click at Missouri, the various SJW losers on college campuses demanding safe spaces while shouting down opposing views, or the black lies matter group choosing to demonize white cops rather than looking honestly at the crime stats and seeing where the largest threat actually is.

      He seems unbalanced from the posts I looked at on his page. How much longer until this guy pulls a dallas and starts shooting cops and/or white people?

    8. This jackass apparently ain’t no businessman either, check the reviews for his company Mule Design:
      Brian Palmer
      in the last week
      Horrible people to work with. Narrow minded , inflexible, ignorant to others point of views, intolerant, on the verge of fascist in their values and acceptance of others and their ideas. Will never do business with.

      Matt McDaniel
      2 weeks ago
      Can’t say how bad am experience I had dealing with these guys. In the beginning all the ideas they had were great. In the end we were 2 weeks past deadline and the finished product was terrible. I had to apologize to my clients and our firm did not get the contract. I will never do business with hem again.

      Richard Patterson
      2 weeks ago-
      Terrible people here. Putting down other businesses Facebook pages for fun is what this business does in its spare time. As a future business owner, I find this despicable.

      Tom Abernathy
      6 months ago
      Working with Mule Design was a horrible experience. They missed two important deadlines, putting me in a very precarious place. The quality of the work was abysmal. I think I would’ve received better results from a college-level design student.

    9. I am surprised some enterprising internet savy person has not published Mike Monteiro’s data. . . after all that is the sort of crap the “progressives” like to pull. . .

    10. Yahoo is suddenly putting anything pro gun or right leaning in my junk mail folder. Putting them on my contact list and giving them VIP status and they still end up in junk mail. I gave up on Facebook a long time ago.

    11. So a deceitful snitch on legal firearm transactions is being subsidized by an actual Nazi collaborator who snitched on his fellow Jews for special privileges! It would seem odd at first until considering both the nazis and this social media snitch share the same views and values on private firearm ownership – and soros has supported both.

      Thanks for the update, codrea.

    12. I watched a few minutes of a couple of his YouTube speeches, and they delivered what I expected. An extremely effeminate/hipster type trying to dress and look thirty years younger – nothing is cooler than the middle aged guy trying to dress and act as if he in high school. He came across as a gigantic sissy, so no wonder he has a lot in common with soros – this hipster weakling would be ratting out Jews left and right if he were in the same situation soros was in.

    13. Russian President is more democratic in is thinking than Obama and the rest of the communist liberal idiots in the U.S.
      He is going to let the Russian citizens arm themselves so they can protect themselves and their property. Never thought I would be able to say that about any leader from Russia. I will not let them take my freedom because living as a slave is not living at all. Micro soft is coming out with new terms of use , which covers hate speech so if you say black lives matter is a racist hate group just as bad as the KKK. use may lose your Microsoft usage.

    14. BINGO! We have a winner! Why is censorship even tolerated? Someone starts doing it in a place like FB and we all react as if they have a right to do so. O_o

      Maybe this behavior should be an issue for the courts to intervene in!!!

      “The first response should be to reply to the threat against the First Amendment this poses. It is an attack on the freedom of speech to censor or censure another’s exercise of their constitutional rights.”

    15. Great article and info. Don’t no why I didn’t read it the first time. This is for real, anti groups are popping up on social media, even on the local level. It’s been rearing its ugly head for a while in my small town. These people have no honor, scruples, or lives.

      Honor your Oath,. Rokflyer

    16. EXACTAMENTE ASÍ ES,UN PUEBLO DESARMADO,ES UN PUEBLO DOMINADO.ES NATURAL EN QUIENES TIE
      NEN TENDENCIAS TOTALITARIAS,OBLIGAR AL PUEBLO A DESARMARSE,ELLO SE DEBE A QUE NO QUIEREN
      TENER ESTALLIDOS Y MUCHO MÁS VIVIR SITUACIONES DE VIOLENCIA,HACIA QUIENES HACEN DE LA INJUSTICIA,SU ARMA DE DOMINACIÓN.LOS PUEBLOS OBEDIENTES Y RESPONSABLES,QUE VIVEN DENTRO
      DE LA LEY,SON PUEBLOS PACÍFICOS,QUE SOLO PUEDEN CONTRADECIR A QUIENES DAN MUESTRAS DE QUERER ANULAR LA CONSTITUCIÓN O ALGUNAS DE SUS PARTES,EN SU PROPIO BENEFICIO.

    17. I must point out that Facebook is a private company, and therefore not subject to legal sanction for violating the First Amendment. However, they are not immune to market forces. I would remind everyone that there are alternatives, and just as Microsoft is learning the hard way, we can educate Mark Zuckerberg and crew in similar fashion. I find myself using Facebook less and less since I joined a couple of Diaspora groups, as well as MeWe (I actually run a metalworking hobby group at that one). A new one I just came across is Gun District, a social media site for firearms enthusiasts and professionals. We hold all the cards. All it will take is for enough of us to walk away, and Mark will get the message.

    18. Why doesn’t somebody kick him off of facebook for instigating denial of service attacks? Or at least for cyber bullying? Isn’t that what he is doing?

    19. @Pistol Pete,

      If I recall correctly. Russia’s president Putin is allowing ownership of handguns only. Long guns would be illegal because they could be used in a revolution. Surprise surprise.

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