Even though Facebook recently banned pages that allowed the private sale of firearms, some pages that simply promoted 2nd amendment rights have been taken down because of false reporting by anti-gun organizations.
Any page that allowed its users to buy and sell guns privately has been taken down. And many of us who own and operate Facebook pages that report on pro-gun issues have been concerned this action would eventually hurt us as well. Turns out, we were right.
Daniel Silverman recently published some information about this on TheTruthAboutGuns.com:
My information: anti-gun Facebook users are reporting these pages. Facebook then pulled the plug without any further vetting. When we contacted Facebook directly, they verified the fact that the pages are not in violation of their policy and republish them. Here’s a report on the process from 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control . . .
Yesterday, we worked together with Facebook to restore a few pages that were removed for violations of the “Community Standards” update on the sale of firearms. The pages included Santa Cruz Armory and NorCal MedTac, among several others, including a private group of firearms instructors.
Facebook has stated that firearms retailers and ffl dealers would NOT be subject to removal, and based on Facebook’s quick action in restoring these pages, we believe this was a coordinated attack by people who have nothing better to do with their time, and not some Facebook retaliation on Gun and second amendment groups. Although we do feel that multiple false reports to Facebook should result in some action against that users account . . .
Special thanks to Dan for helping those effected by this to get some help. He has offered to provide assistance to those page owners who were wrongly banned by this new policy and the anti-gunners that jumped on it to stomp on 2nd amendment and 1st amendment rights.
If you or someone you know has been affected by Facebook’s policy change, and feel you/they were removed in error, please contact us here and I will put you in touch with my contact at Facebook who has the ability to escalate the situation and restore your page. I will need the link to the page that was removed.
Please please share this status so it can reach others before they’re shut down.”
If you’re an instructor, legitimate FFL or Second Amendment page that needs help getting your Facebook page restored, please send me an email with your company name, website and Facebook URL. Put FB HELP in the subject bar and send it to Dsilver668@gmail.com.
We are working to get the issues resolved as quickly as possible. If you know someone who is having issues please email them the information above and we will address it as quickly as possible. Thank you.
Board Member, Gun Rights Across America