Facebook Taking Anti-Gun Position

PolitiChicks.comHyatt Gun Shop in Charlotte, NC decided to begin a month-long ad campaign for the sale of gun safes, set to begin on Veterans Day. When Hyatt Gun Shop Spokesman Justin Anderson tried to post an ad on Facebook, it was rejected, saying the poster had violated Facebook’s Ad Guidelines because ads cannot “promote firearms, ammunition or weapons.”

Anderson spoke with the Washington Examiner and told them about his experience:

“We are on the forefront of educating gun buyers about gun safety and we take this issue very seriously. It cannot be stressed strongly enough: Guns need to be secured from unauthorized use. We cannot understand why Facebook would deny us the ability to promote this sale and help gun owners to secure their firearms.”

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Personally, I think Facebook is on a power trip. A gun shop can’t promote safe gun ownership? It’s all or none with these Zuckerberg types. They don’t want us right-wingers having guns at all so instead of compromising and promoting safe gun ownership, they would rather keep small gun shops like Hyatt Gun out of the spotlight.

What ever happened to being in business for the sake of being in business? It’s simple. If a business or an individual has a service you want to utilize, you charge them for it. No strings attached, as long as they pay you for the value of what you’re getting. Since when did businesses enter the public policy arena?

Get out of politics. Get out of public policy. Stop trying to make an anti-gun, anti-2nd Amendment statement by keeping people from promoting their products. Gun safes aren’t going to hurt anyone. If anything, they’re going to save lives!

Beth Baumann

Beth Baumann is a California native, who grew up with an interest in politics from a young age. Beth attended Northern Arizona University, where she was a member of the NAU Conservatives, an activist organization dedicating to spreading conservative ideals. She also founded the NAU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, took part in the Flagstaff Smart Girl Politics chapter and helped a local conservative run for Flagstaff City Council. Beth has received national attention due to the First Amendment restrictions on her college campus. She defended her Freedom of Speech when she was ridiculed for handing out flags in remembrance of 9/11. Although she faced misconduct charges, up to and including expulsion, she stood by her Constitutional rights and beliefs. With the help of the Leadership Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), she was eventually exonerated of all charges. During her tenure, she was copy editor for the newspaper, marketing director and film festival director for the campus TV station, and news correspondent for political talk radio. Beth was the Communications Assistant at The American Conservative Union, where she helped with planning and executing different aspects of CPAC 2014, including social media, media strategy and crisis management. Beth works at a well established public relations firm in Southern California. Her work has been featured in The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, World Net Daily and Human Events. Follow Beth on Twitter: @eb454

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