Facebook recently announced a ban of all pages that sold guns privately. Immediately after its decision, firearms-related Facebook pages that don’t enable private one-to-one sales went dark. This does not represent a widening of Facebook’s ban. 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 . . .
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 [email protected].
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