BREAKING: Facebook Removing Regional Pro-Gun Everytown for Gun Safety Pages

 

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And . . . they’re gone. In the last half hour Facebook removed all the Everytown for Gun Safety YOUR STATE HERE pages run by pro-gun peeps. (We barely managed to screen cap Illinois Everytown page for this post.) As Boss Rojak grunted in The King of Comedy, the fighting’s in rounds. Round one went to the guerrilla gun guys who snapped up the Everytown for Gun Safety Facebook page when Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-ballistic bully boys forgot to do so prior to the gun control group’s official launch. Round two went to Bloomberg. Round three? Who knows? But if you think a hoplocidal media magnate can stop hundreds of Internet savvy gun rights advocates from spreading the love, think again. Mainstream media? Sure. The Intertubz? Not a chance. [h/t DrVino]

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  1. avatar Jake says:

    My page has, as of 9:45 p.m. CST, survived the purge. You can find it at http://www.facebook.com/ERGSUSA

    I call it “Every Round for Gun Safety” and kinda wish I had done more than a profile pic and one status … Hmm … Thoughts?

    1. avatar New Continental Army says:

      Spread the word!

      1. avatar Jake says:

        What do you think I’m doing here? 😉

    2. avatar Terry Hoover says:

      Party now, everything will be gone as soon as on of the conservative supremes goes. Maybe a year or two at the most.

    3. avatar Becca Putman says:

      South Carolina’s page is still there:
      https://www.facebook.com/EverytownSouthCarolina

  2. avatar Michael G Marriam says:

    Why are we still putzing with FB? What do the inet savy guys think about Google+?

      1. avatar Michael G Marriam says:

        Groan. Does anybody still sell bulletin board software? I’m serious. It’s bad enough everyone gets to eavesdrop but now we don’t get free discourse. Hey Mr. Government agent, if FB keeps shutting down pages how you going to keep track of what all the “domestic terrorists” are up to? Lol.

        1. avatar Will says:

          If you look around, you can grabs some for free. Legitimately… if not just learn about them…

          http://software.bbsdocumentary.com/

          Check SourceForge too: http://sourceforge.net/directory/communications/bbs/os:windows/freshness:recently-updated/

    1. avatar Jim R says:

      Ghost town run by liberals who are at least as anti-gun and pro government as Zuckerberg.

      1. avatar Sixpack70 says:

        When I first joined I felt like this too, until I joined a bunch of gun groups and other interesting groups. It quickly stops being a ghost town. I find way more interesting stuff on there than I do on facebook. The hangouts feature is nice when you want to get some people together to BS about guns.

    2. avatar Hannibal says:

      Ugh… got out when they forced integration with youtube and everything else….

    3. avatar Becca Putman says:

      Hate Google+. Hate the terms and conditions. Hate the GUI and “circles”.

    4. avatar Kevin says:

      What do I think about google+? I think it’s the punchline to a bad joke.

    5. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Joke.

  3. avatar George says:

    Wonder how much of FB’s cave was political and how much was threats of litigation….

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      When the phone call from the “Big Guy” comes in to the sysadmin shop that says: “My buddy is pi**ed about all these EveryTown copies – get rid of them!” you can connect the dots.

  4. avatar New Continental Army says:

    Facebook, Bloomberg, and the other Nazi’s out there, They aren’t just Anti Second Amendment. They’d just as quickly eradicate the 1st amendment too. Hell, they’re against the whole Bill of Rights. They’d quarter troops/cops in your home if for no other reason than to piss you off and violate the constitution. They get off on it.

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      YEP. None so blind as those who falsely believe they are free. Or should that be “free”? The slave mentality has been carefully nurtured, especially over the past two decades.

      I feel lucky I had a good high school teacher who fostered Constitutional mindset in me.

      They named the high school I went to (now a middle school) after him; he must have done something right. Bless you, Floyd T. Binns!

      I feel impelled to say a word further about the man. It was the era of desegregation, and he was fervently against school integration.

      But once it was done, he never looked back, and he never spoke about it again; he set it aside.

      He was the coach of a number of state champion girls’ softball teams, and after practice or games, he drove every one of the girls home who had no rides home. White, black, all the same.

    2. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      I was thinking the same thing. This simply exposes the true colors of Bloomberg and Facebook: they do NOT respect the inalienable human right of expression (free speech).

      If both are willing to quash free speech, they are willing to quash anything and anyone who does not agree with them. You have been warned.

      1. avatar DerryM says:

        You have to recognize that the far left statists believe human rights are “as granted (conditionally) by The State”, so denying any right enumerated in The Bill of Rights, as well as the later Amendments is exactly what they are up to. Oh, they will pay lip service to them, but reality is, for example, “Speak freely, as long as you parrot the approved ‘Party Line’, otherwise you are a racist, domestic terrorist, misogynist, enemy of The State, homophobe, Christian, gun nut, Republican…” or any other name they decide to call you. It is the antithesis of Liberty and Human Freedom aimed at establishing the synthesis of total State control of each and every person from birth to death…an ordered, controlled, mindless, soulless socialist utopia.

    3. avatar Roscoe says:

      RF, you referred to Bloomberg as “Mayor”. Bloomberg is no longer a Mayor; he never truly was. He’s instead an excessively wealthy egotistical arrogant power hungry oppressive rascal and bigot who intimidates and tramples the rights and lives of any people he wants to demonize in order to crush them. He’s hardly any representative guardian caretaker of city government for the ‘people’ as a mayor should be. He was and is ‘partisan Bloomberg’ and willing to do whatever necessary to financially and publically crush those he deems unworthy of existence in His World. People of the gun are his scapegoats for power acquisition.

      He would be Dictator if he could manage to muscle his way to power; worse than Obama and the Democrats who manufactured Obama’s presidency – twice – with the help of deception and some hoodwinked voters.

      Bloomberg’s always been about what He thinks *should be* in his world even if it means beating down and subjugating a whole class of citizens by misrepresentations and flat out lies to suppress them regardless of their constitutionally protected rights and freedoms.

      Bloomberg is hardly worthy of the moniker “Mayor”. Occupying the position and EARNING the title are two entirely different concepts. I would not allow him the distinction and satisfaction of the title – not even ‘ex-Mayor’. I doubt he even cares in any case.

  5. avatar ErrantVenture11 says:

    I love how the actual grassroots effort is squashed to make room for the astroturf. If there really were a bunch of grassroots gun-control supporters to rival the pro-rights crowd, this never would have happened, or at least we would have had some competition.

    I also thoroughly enjoyed (in the sense that one enjoys a root canal) a brief section of “On Point” tonight on NPR with USA Today, Shannon Watts, and some other guy, all talking about MDA and EGS. No callers let through for real debate, a total fluff piece about how to make “progress.” You know, the same way we made “progress” with all those Jim Crow laws way back when. Lots of comparisons to MADD, even though the real contrast here is that MADD targeted punishing behavior & increased education while MDA targets the guns. If MDA really was like MADD, they’d leave the guns (alcohol) alone and also target behavior. And of course no challenges from the host on MDA’s “facts” and anecdotes, including the “intimidation” by “gun bullies” which is non-existent, and comparisons of gun-death rates irrespective of overall rates.

    Logic? Nah, none of that…just trot out the victims.

    1. avatar New Continental Army says:

      Yuck, just thinking about all the liberal hipster types listening to that cheering it on makes me want to PUKE!

    2. avatar 16V says:

      Though I seldom catch it these days, ‘On Point’ isn’t always a bastion of mindless ‘progressives’.

      But the first time I heard of John Lott and his work was on NPR. One hour show that used to be on called “Justice Talking”. Back in 2000…

      1. avatar VSN says:

        I tried to call in, but kept getting a busy signal.

        1. avatar 16V says:

          Especially since they canned TOTN and replaced it with (whatchamacallit), there’s far less available to ‘call in’ so I’m not surprised at all. If you’ve ever tried to win tickets at your local rock station, multiply that by 250 and that’s you’re competition.

          Also, some markets run OP at night long after it airs, making morning listeners to endure (or just switch off) The Diane Rehm show (which is exactly the stereotypical old prog woman schtick that many bemoan).

        2. avatar VSN says:

          I can’t listen to Diane Rehm, her voice is just too depressing. Admins, I’m sorry if that sounds like a personal attack, but that’s just the way I feel.

          Also, I cannot overstate how much I miss Talk of the Nation (esp. Political Junkie).

    3. avatar peirsonb says:

      I don’t believe it. According to TTAG Commenters this is the only place that ever gives “air time” to Shannon and her moms.

  6. avatar DaveG says:

    How much money does it take to bypass due process of law and deprive you of a civil right or two? Mayor Bloomberg may know…

  7. avatar Steve in RI says:

    Stop using FB if you can – I deactivated my account 2 years ago. Too many privacy issues, and no “dislike” button.

  8. avatar Pahtun6 says:

    Well it was fun while it lasted. Maybe we should try again on MySpace

  9. avatar EverytownWA says:

    Our page is temporarily still active at http://www.facebook.com/EverytownWA

    We will see for how much longer.

    1. avatar mirgc says:

      Put a gap between “Every” and “Town” and it no longer matches their trademark.

      1. avatar Greg says:

        That’s just what I suggested yesterday.

  10. avatar ProfBathrobe says:

    bloomberg find special lectricky machine for playing messages from future.
    in future, all messages are on thing called World Wide Intar Wub.
    World Wide Intar Wub is for showing pictures of cats and defending second amendment.
    bloomberg hate future

    (A play on “edison hate future” by Warren Ellis)

  11. avatar racenutz says:

    I created EveryTown for Gun Safety – NE. It’s still up at this time https://www.facebook.com/pages/EveryTown-for-Gun-Safety-NE/619921254761409

  12. avatar Lurker_of_lurkiness says:

    So make more then?

    1. avatar Jake says:

      Then we will fight in the shade.

      1. avatar Accur81 says:

        Godspeed, sir. My like is the guy in a bathrobe holding a generous glass of scotch. It’s a little creepy, but its pro-gun. Ron Burgundy would approve.

  13. avatar Monty says:

    Everytown for Gun Safety – Montana, is still up and running, for now.

  14. avatar g says:

    Some of them are still up. It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes for Facebook to ban them… especially since some users are smart enough to “remake” the pages.

  15. avatar S.CROCK says:

    FB? Oh yeah, thats the thing that everybody used a few years ago and I started to make one but didn’t like all my personal info being open to the public. Im glad they at least recognize the first come first… never mind, being a liberal with $50m can get you special privileges.

    1. avatar Raul Ybarra says:

      Right… You know… MySpace version 2.0?

  16. avatar Anmut says:

    Whatever – the only reason I use FB is to buy and sell guns anyway, so f*ck them.

  17. avatar Mack Bolan says:

    The Bloomberg/Zuckerberg bromance is cute. Mark should be careful though because these May/September flings never work out in the end.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      May/September flings never work out in the end

      Zuckerberg may like it in the end.

      1. avatar ProfBathrobe says:

        Okay, normally I’d say to ease up on the gay jokes because of the pro-gun LGBT folks that frequent this site, butt that was some pretty damn clever wordplay.

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          I saw what you did.

  18. avatar Maineuh says:

    Take heart. I have a feeling this whole fiasco irritated THE HELL out of their little group and it no doubt distracted them from their bigger work. Their bigger work being the same old nonsense under a different letter head. $50 damn million and he’s chasing his tail all over the place. Great fun.

    1. avatar Sixpack70 says:

      It’s an anti-Bloomberg internet insurgency. lol!

    2. avatar JR says:

      Take heart. I have a feeling this whole fiasco irritated THE HELL out of their little group and it no doubt distracted them from their bigger work. “

      You’re darn right it did.

      This was a coup of major proportion, and all those whining “take the high road” have no idea how to fight on this front in the culture war. They don’t understand how Search Engine Optimization works and how mindshare is won (or lost) on the Internet.

      This was HUGE. And my hat is off to those that executed it. Absolutely brilliant.

      And when the opponent is stunned, you don’t give him “quarter.” Press home the attack. Keep the offensive. Every single page view for our side’s pages is a potential mind asking questions about the screed they’ve been fed their whole lives.

      Think about it…Bloomberg put the url out there…he ‘advertised’ OUR message. It is OUR message that is getting read and he’s the one that told them to look.

    3. avatar JR says:

      “Take heart. I have a feeling this whole fiasco irritated THE HELL out of their little group and it no doubt distracted them from their bigger work. “

      Darn right it did.

      Had a whole response typed on pressing home the attack and not ‘taking the high road’ as some like to call it. Somehow lost it; maybe it was karma.

      Think of it this way. Every single page view our side gets is a young mind that may now begin to question the nonsensical screed they’ve been spoonfed their entire lives.

      This has been a major victory in the culture war. My hat is off to those the executed it; absolutely brilliant.

  19. avatar Pascal says:

    Nobody should be surprise that this happened. If there is one thing about the progressive/left/antigun crowd they believe in suppressing all voices except for theirs and using lies instead of facts.

    They believe that all of social media is theirs and if anyone who is left leaning must think like they think or be ostracized.

    This fits the script perfectly. Really, no reason to be upset.

  20. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    are there any anti Bloomberg FB sites?…just a question….I don’t do FB….if not someone should start one up

    1. avatar Maineuh says:

      And that’s one of the original pages, isn’t it? This is getting confusing. If I end up ‘liking’ the genuine Bloomberg page, I’m going to punch myself in the groin.

      1. avatar Bob says:

        You can unlike a page also, but only after you have liked it.

  21. avatar brentondadams says:

    A good chunk appear to still be up. TTAG, please use your journalizm skillz to get some response from Facebook.

    Ask them what the deal is.

    I personally don’t belive the ‘real’ Everytown page is from bloomberg. Have you actually looked at it? I maintain its an elaborate hoax

  22. avatar Hannibal says:

    So… facebook is against gun safety?

    1. avatar JR says:

      No, facebook is for Bloomberg’s money.

      And, the thrill of having the power and control to shut down sites with which they disagree.

      None of this has anything to do with “gun safety.” Our side can claim that mantle, but it won’t really matter to THEM.

      1. avatar DerryM says:

        +100!

  23. avatar Maineuh says:

    It’s bigger than all of us.

  24. avatar Bob says:

    This one is still operating.

    https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoEverytownForGunSafety

    This insurrection has gotten so big, they can’t stop it!

    Does anyone else remember this line – “The Alice’s Restaurant Movement” – from one of Arlo Guthrie’s songs?

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Uh, I think that would be “Alice’s Restaurant”, in four part harmony.

  25. avatar Dev says:

    Surprisingly my comment on the Demand Action FB page has not only survived deletion, but gotten some likes. Then again it’s only been about five hours since I posted it.

  26. avatar Chris says:

    Round 3 is staying on the official every town for gun safety page, NOT liking it, but liking every Pro-gun comment made. It’s hilarious.

  27. avatar Bob Boilard says:

    So far ours is still up… show us some love
    https://www.facebook.com/EverytownNH

    1. avatar TT says:

      I just checked out your page and you are right, it is still up as of 8:00am EST. Plenty of good content too!

  28. avatar DE Geoff says:

    The page I created, Everytown for Gun Safety – Delaware is still up. Any ideas for some good content to put up?

  29. avatar John Taylor says:

    It’s fine that people are hanging on to re-named pages. But the whole original point of the exercise was to poke Bloomberg in the arse with a sharp stick. Changing the name defeats the original purpose.

    Either fight for the name, or start reporting Bloomberg’s FB page when it triumphantly appears. But running away and buggering off is not the answer. (Just my $0.02 worth.)

    Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

    Resist.

  30. avatar David says:

    Has anyone tried starting a new one yet? I wonder if there’s continued monitoring by Facebook to stop or immediately remove any new everytown pages.

  31. avatar DerryM says:

    So, DOES Bloomberg have a “Everytown for Gun Safety” page and how do we identify it exactly? I suggest if we can figure out its exact url, we can monitor it and respond appropriately.

    If you create a page aimed at flummoxing Bloomberg, make sure to title it “Every” then whatever else you like that starts with a Letter before “T”, as those are likely to come up before Bloomberg’s page (if he actually has one).

    Has anyone thought of creating a page titled something like “Mothers Demand Action for Common Sense Self-defense”, or “Mommies Demand Action for Safe Schools”, so that whenever anyone searches for the “other” MDA page, these Pro-gun pages come up in the search?

    I am going to “unfriend” and “Unlike” any page except Family, closest friends and pro-gun pages, if other POTG do the same, businesses using FB will eventually begin to notice the loss of traffic, aka “free advertising” and start to complain, I think. Not sure it would impact FB in the short run, but might over time.

    I agree Google+ is NOT an option. To establish a Pro-gun Social Media site would probably be more expensive and complicated than any one of us could undertake, but sure would be nice. I guess you would have to find a web hosting service that would not double-cross you, or get a domain and a sever farm of your own. Good luck with the former, and big bucks for the latter.

    These are just random thoughts as to how we POTG might effectively protest this unfair situation. I don’t claim any of them to be brilliant, just trying to push the thought stream along. Whatever actions you take, folks, be sure to protect your own interests by avoiding slander and other false accusations. Be a smart guerrilla, not a stupid gorilla.

  32. avatar Texheim says:

    This one is also still up and running: https://www.facebook.com/Gunsafetyforeverytown

  33. avatar HiddenHills says:

    How About “Every Bloomberg Friends Loving Gun Safety” ?

  34. avatar mrvco says:

    Facebook Wins.

  35. avatar WI Patriot says:

    Pages are still up and running…FB cannot keep up…

    https://www.facebook.com/search/str/everytown%20for%20gun%20safety/pages-named

  36. avatar HiddenHills says:

    and don’t forget “EveryTown Has Safe Guns – (state of your choice)”

  37. avatar dlj95118 says:

    “Everytown for gun safety -California” is still up as of 8:36AM:

    https://www.facebook.com/everytownforgunsafteycaliforniaofficial?ref=br_tf

  38. avatar Wendy says:

    I did a quickie name change this morning: https://www.facebook.com/EverybodyForGunSafetyWyoming

  39. avatar Mike Collins says:

    Just started one: Newtown for Gun Safety

    https://www.facebook.com/newtownforgunsafety?skip_nax_wizard=true

    Let’s see how long this one lasts.

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