Hyatt 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.”
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!