“Facebook for Guns” is the Holy Grail of many a guntrepreneur. Now that Facebook has banned gun sales on the social media site, talk of providing an alternative for the firearms fraternity has kicked into high gear. The Shooting Club is the latest such endeavor, based primarily on on-line, real-world shooting competition. Their “killer app”: you put up a standard target, shoot it, then upload the handicapped result to compete for cash and prizes. Meh. Although . . .
I’m impressed that The Shooting Club got the Ap Store to carry it. I like the social media interface; it’s big, bold and looks decidedly user-friendly. And the $1000 random giveaway to members could greed folks into joining.
All that said, in order for “Facebook for Guns” to succeed, Facebook has to ban firearms from the site.
Given a recent report in Forbes revealing that Facebook has been unable to stop private firearms sales, given Facebook owner Mar k Zuckerberg’s lack of respect for Americans’ gun right, given the possibility of an anti-gun Clinton administration “changing the conversation” on guns, that’s a distinct possibility.
Watch this space.