FaceBook: Censors Gun Safe Ad in the Name Of Gun Safety

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Hyatt Guns Facebook Ad
Hyatt Guns Facebook Ad
Grass Roots North Carolina
Grass Roots North Carolina

North Carolina –-(Ammoland.com)- Hyatt Guns, in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently posted an ad for safes and vaults on their Facebook page as part of a Veterans Day promotion.

Almost immediately, Facebook’s speech police swooped in and ripped the ad from Hyatt’s page. The social networking giant asserts that since Hyatt sell guns, which are banned from Facebook, advertising for these other, innocuous products is also banned, although Facebook’s official policy does not seem to support that.

Facebook seems concerned that clicking on a safe ad might lead to another click that could lead to another click that could lead to a gun advertisement somewhere else . . . or something like that.

This is what Facebook’s representative had to say about it:

“Your ad was rejected because it violates the Ad Guidelines. Ads may not promote firearms, ammunition or weapons (ex: paintball guns, BB guns, knives, etc)… This decision is final. Please consider this the end of our correspondence about your ad.”

This must be corporate Facebook’s version of “free and open dialogue.”

Facebook ‘Unlikes’ Gun Safety
It is so-called “gun safety” groups that initially pressured Facebook to ban certain discussions and images from its site, and certainly it’s safety that is used as the overall pretense for the site’s gun ban. With “safety” as cover for an anti-gun stance, it is then painfully ironic that Facebook has now banned a business from advertising products that are about nothing BUT gun safety. Safes are not weapons, so they do not violate Facebook’s policy. And clearly, the sole purpose of safes and vaults is to keep weapons out of the wrong hands—burglars, children, etc. This is the very definition of smart, responsible gun safety.

As though it weren’t bad enough that Zuckerberg’s censors have banned gun talk, now they’re banning anything that might make one even think of gun talk. Below, see how you can quickly and easily send a message to Mark Zuckerberg about his policing of gun-related speech, and his corporation’s inexplicable ban on gun safety products.


Use the information below to contact Mark Zuckerberg. Let him know that you don’t appreciate his censorship of speech on Facebook. Point out to him that promoting gun safety products, like safes and vaults, does not violate Facebook’s stated policies, and banning them is counterproductive if one believes that gun safety is a worthy pursuit.

Phone Mark Zuckergerg, CEO of Facebook at this number: (650) 543 4800. Deliver the following message:

I’m calling because as a Facebook user and someone who is interested in gun safety, I am shocked to hear that Facebook bans the promotion of safes and gun locks. These items are not on your list of banned products, and in fact are used to promote and implement safe practices. Gun safety is a worthy pursuit, and it ought to be embraced by Facebook, not rejected. I strongly encourage you to lift the ban on safety-oriented products such as gun safes, vaults and locks. Thank you.

E-mail Mark Zuckergerg using this address: [email protected] Use the copy/paste message in the “Deliver this Message” section, below.

Tweet Mark Zuckerberg using the following text and Twitter handle:

Why has Facebook banned ads for gun safety products? Gun safes save lives! http://tinyurl.com/q8ewfqy @finkd @GrassRootsNC

Post to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/zuck?fref=ts. Use this copy/paste message:

Why is Facebook banning ads that promote gun safety? Safes and vaults save lives and aren’t on FB’s list of banned products (xxx).


Suggested Subject: “Don’t ‘Unlike’ Gun Safety”

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg:

I have recently been informed that you have banned the advertisement of gun safety products from your social networking site, Facebook. Some time back, you elected to censor speech regarding guns and other weapons, and although I see this as misguided, you certainly have the right to police speech on your own site. However, if gun safety is truly a concern of yours, denying companies the ability to advertise products such as safes, vaults and gun locks is entirely counter-productive. I will also note that safes and vaults are not on Facebook’s list of banned products (they are not weapons).

I ask that you please review your company’s policy of censoring ads depicting gun safety products such as safes and vaults. I do not believe these products violate Facebook’s anti-gun policy. Conversely, these products promote safety, a worthy pursuit that ought to be embraced by Facebook.

Thank you in advance for your serious consideration on this matter. I will continue to monitor this issue via alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.


About:Grass Roots North Carolina is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the freedoms guaranteed us by the Bill of Rights. Our main focus is the right to keep and bear arms. GRNC was central to drafting and passing North Carolina’s concealed handgun law and since that time has continued to push for improvements to gun laws. Visit:www.grnc.org

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hshahaha. (D)ipshi+s!

Paul Adams

I said good bye to Face Book this morning !!!

Uncle Dave

Come on Ammoland, where’s the SHARE button so I can post this to my FaceBook page… {:-)

ray hampton

I use Face Butt every day BUT this news that they hate guns may cut the rope

Anonymous Patriot

Why do people still use Facebook?

Zucker-moron is as hypocritically socialist as they come, useless, and a waste of space. Using his site inflates the user statistics which allows them to get more and more money from ads.

Stop using it, ad revenue goes down, and eventually it will either fall off the planet or at least become more useful to society.


I wonder if they allow gun control literature. I dont have and never will have, a facebook page.

Capn Jack

Face Book is nothing more than an electronic bathroom wall


i am on facebook daily and there are all kinds of firearms related ads on my page. i just checked and i see two…
aliengearholsters.com and http://www.sportsmansguide.com.

if you want things to be more pro gun, its all about money. go on Facebook and Click on all the gun related links and ads!


This is a big part of the reason that I no longer use facebutt, because they censor everything they can. FB has also censored pics from many of the combat VETS that are out there, as far as FB goes everyone should just quit using them for any and everything that they do. Advertise anywhere but facebook we have the power to hurt them where it will the most, IN THE WALLET so lets do that.


Since I don’t “do” facebook,or twitter,or whatever, I can’t say bye bye….but the thought is there. I bet zuckermanning thinks he is a patriotic American……he isn’t.

Carl Stevenson

Though I doubt it, they may have come to the (correct) conclusion that locking guns away in safes renders them useless in situations like home invasions and actually puts innocent lives at increased risk.
Naw, I’m just kidding … They’re progressives … They’re too stupid for anything so logical to occur to them.


FaceButt probably turns the advertiser info over to the Feds without a subpoena too?

Tom L

This is why I’ve never wanted anything to do with Facebook, a progressive company. I don’t understand why so many outdoor/shooting related companies have anything to do with this foolishness.


Dear Facebook since you don’t like firearms , and i Don’t like ads and my information is my own and not yours . good bye.