TTAG previously reported that Facebook removed the Everytown for Gun Safety main page. I spoke with the page’s administrator, a 27-year-old NRA instructor and he called the NRA in regards to his page. The NRA legal team sought him out and advised him to take the page down. Now One Million Moms Against Gun Control and Gun Rights Across America are attempting to gain control of the page and keep it going. This was not a case of Facebook censorship, but the admins decision due to fear of a lawsuit from someone that has lots of money and a crack legal team at his disposal . . .
Both groups directly spun up many similar pages and the idea went viral. In true grass roots fashion hundreds of individuals from across the country ran with the idea. It was truly a crowd sourced effort. We know of at least 150 pages that our group spun up directly, but concerned and responsible gun owners flooded Facebook with hundreds more. They then began checking in on the state pages.
While the main page that started it all might be offline for now, the name Everytown for Gun Safety is being painted in the correct light in social media. Our pages are open for discussion on the topics of gun safety. Safe storage, instruction, and use of firearms. Both groups feel this is an important topic for everyone. It is also the true definition of gun safety.