Will Elon Musk Change Twitter’s Ban on Advertising for “Weapons”?

Will Elon Musk Change Twitter's Ban on Advertising for "Weapons"? iStock-936765434
Will Elon Musk Change Twitter’s Ban on Advertising for “Weapons”? iStock-936765434

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)-– Will Elon Musk change Twitter’s political policy on banning advertisements for anything they perceive as a weapon? The list is broad and purely political.

Elon Musk has been making headlines with his acquisition of Twitter. Twitter has become famous for taking sides during the 2020 election by banning the New York Post, after it released the bombshell article about the Hunter Biden laptop and Biden family corruption. After the election, they banned sitting President Donald Trump.



Some surveys have claimed the ban on the news of Biden family corruption allowed President Biden to take the presidency. Some polls show the difference was more than enough to swing the election. Many voters have said they would have voted against Biden if they had known, before the election, what we know now. The information was suppressed and hidden by Twitter and other media outlets.

Elon Musk says he wants Twitter to become a bastion of free speech for everyone, barring only content which is illegal. From Elon Musk on Twitter:

 By “free speech”, I simply mean that which matches the law. 

 I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law. If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect. 

 Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people.

Elon Musk is in the process of purchasing Twitter. He has said he is a free speech absolutist. He has not yet taken control of the company. Control may not be transferred until October of 2022.

The Twitter woke policy prohibition on the advertisement of “weapons” is absolutist and absurd. From Twitter.com:

Twitter prohibits the promotion of weapons and weapon accessories globally.

Examples of weapons and weapon accessories include:

  • Guns, including airsoft guns, air guns, blow guns, paintball guns, antique guns, replica guns, and imitation guns
  • Gun parts and accessories, including gun mounts, grips, magazines, and ammunition
  • Rental of guns (other than from shooting ranges)
  • Stun guns, taser guns, mace, pepper spray, or other similar self defense weapons
  • Swords, machetes, and other edged/bladed weapons
  • Explosives, bombs, and bomb making supplies and/or equipment
  • Fireworks, flamethrowers, and other pyrotechnic devices
  • Knives, including butterfly knives, fighting knives, switchblades, disguised knives, and throwing stars

Probably over half the earth’s population understands that weapons have utility, as they have for all of man’s existence. It is an extreme policy to claim that weapons, even toy weapons, collector’s weapons, tools, knives, and self-defense items which are legal in the vast majority of countries, are somehow “bad” and should not be allowed to be advertised.

It is hubris on the part of Twitter of a high order.

Prohibiting the advertisement of weapons, especially to the absurd degree found in current Twitter policy, is taking an extreme side in a political debate.

In the United States, there is the Second Amendment. Twitter’s policy is an implicit statement the Second Amendment is a political error. In 2020 and 2021, the purchase of firearms alone (excluding other items banned by the Twitter policy) hit record levels, with record levels of new gun purchasers.

Nearly 40 million private guns were added to the American stock, with about 14 million new gun owners.

Analysis:

Elon Musk has shown he understands the utility of weapons, as he has donated the use of Starlink to Ukraine to aid in its defense. He claims to have thwarted efforts by Russia to hack and take down the Starlink system.

If Elon Musk is consistent with his free speech absolutism, the ban on the advertisement of legal weapons will be removed as Twitter policy.


About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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john

During a recorded meeting later in the day, Pelosi affirmed the United States’ commitment to helping Ukraine.

“We believe that we are visiting you to say thank you for your fight for freedom. We are on a frontier of freedom and your fight is a fight for everyone,” Pelosi said. “Our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done.”

Something is rotten in the Ukraine and it is the democrats .

john

Just a little change of subject how is it that Nancy Pelosi and a US delegation are in the Ukraine today visiting Zelenskyy with a photo opp. Yet Zelenskyy has yet to be targeted and killed by the Russian Military. There is something not quite right with what is going on in the Ukraine. While all the pieces of this puzzle are unfolding my suspicions of democratic involvement & another case of election fraud are panning out. Zelenskyy a come from nowhere comedy performer elected during the pandemic while campaigning & broadcasting from a basement “Sound Familiar”. With his newly… Read more »

PMinFl

It is obvious that the democratic party is opposed to the first TWO amendments to the Constitution, contained in the bill of RIGHTS. What other rights are they opposed to? It appears that democrat leftists are against ALL of the freedoms that Americans enjoy.

Doug G.

Dems were against the Civil Rights Act in ’64, they created Jim Crow and the KKK, They forced Nuns to pay insurance for contraception. Dems have been on the wrong side of every argument since the ’30’s.

Oldman

Make that since Woodrow Wilson.

JimQ

Musk is either going to endorse the same policies as the previous owners of Twitter or he’s going to make it better with free speech. I doubt he could make it worse than the previous knuckleheads. We’ll have to wait and see

Doug G.

Mind you, he will be up against his own version of the Deep State inside Twitter. He’ll have to clean that out first, if he wants to accomplish/change anything. And they’ve already got their collective cackles up.
Also, he is no right winger to begin with. His views are strictly limited to free speech, for now.

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Russn8r

Tweeted article to Elon Musk…

Last edited 22 days ago by Russn8r
john

Musk is a visionary he believes in less government so far so good. This current administration has just started another division at homeland security the disinformation division propaganda at its all time best, The left and the democrats fear free speech Biden’s decision to invent another arm of government to alter the truth will cost his party greatly. The truth can never be silenced. Time for justice to be served to the deep state and the nefarious left.

The left is Anti-liberty NOT anti-gun

We need to make 1984 fiction again, before the situation becomes double plus ungood

Critics raise alarm over new DHS ‘speech police’

Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of a new federal board that will monitor and combat speech it deems “disinformation.”

https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/critics-raise-alarm-over-new-dhs-speech-police

john

We can not have those that are controlling current events controlling free speech. This is communist overreach influenced by the Chinese communist party who have been controlling those elected democrats in Washington.

musicman44mag

No different than what Hitler did.

3%er

I’m very happy about Elon Musk buying and taking control of Twitter. It’s a wonderful thing for free speech. I bet the socialists are losing what little mind they had. When the socialists are pissed off Im just naturally elated.

Russn8r

Me too. DemComs have come more unhinged than usual over it.

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swmft

cant have people debating ,or discussing topics that are controlled

Terry

If it causes some liberals to have strokes I’d say it was money well spent.

swmft

florida passing constitutional carry should help too,