NRA Declares Victory over Facebook Response to Gun Control Groups

By AWR Hawkins

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NRA Declares Victory over Facebook Response to Gun Control Groups
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Washington DC – -(  After almost a month of pressure by Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) and Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America (MDA) to get Facebook to “prohibit the private selling or trading of guns on its platforms,” Facebook announced “new educational and enforcement measures for commercial activities” that essentially restate what a company spokesperson said a week ago when they announced Facebook is not an online retailer and does not sell anything–including guns.

Facebook’s March 5th announcement thanks “New York Attorney General Schneiderman, Americans for Responsible Solutions, Sandy Hook Promise, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and Moms Demand Action” for all their input. But in the end, Facebook merely announced it “will not permit people to post offers to sell regulated items that indicate a willingness to evade or help others evade the law.”

This makes three straight losses for Moms Demand Action stretching from Starbucks to Staples to Facebook.

NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox responded to Facebook’s announcement thus:

The NRA enjoys 150 times more support on Facebook than Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns. That’s why Bloomberg and the gun control groups he funds tried to pressure Facebook into shutting down discussion of Second Amendment issues on its social media platforms. Bloomberg failed. NRA members and our supporters will continue to have a platform on which to exercise rights in support of their Second Amendment freedoms.

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COL Bullseye

Why the HELL would any thinking American use F-Book and give them all that ad revenue to fund ObummerCare passage and all the Lefties in this year’s elections. I you really want Libs to stay in power then stay on F-Book. Twitter is the MUCH better network!
With the Sword of the Word on my tongue and a brace of pistols on my pulpit!


The NRA declaring victory because of Facebook’s response to MAIG and other “anti-rights” activists reminds me of the time “W” was onboard the Navy ship declaring “Victory”. We all know how that’s turned out. Extremists never quit and neither should we!

Christopher Schmitt

I think it’s hasty, unwarranted and presumptuous for the NRA to “declare victory” over the gun control crowd in regards to Facebook. Facebook didn’t invite them to the table to talk about it. Common sense and money beat the gun control crowd. Unless the NRA was there how can they declare victory? It’s no wonder moderates and Liberals hate us.