From Robert (Rocky) DeForge:
“Well it looks like after almost 5 years the “community” and the sheeple at Facebook have given in to the pressure of the anti-gun crowd. Our Santa Cruz Armory page has been unpublished by Facebook for violating their Community Standards policy . . .
It saddens me to think that the “community” and Facebook can’t see what our business has done and continues to do. The toy and food drives for the needy, donated to families and members of our community that have health problems, donated time, money and resources to community programs, donated to the American Cancer Society, supported local schools and sports, supported our local law enforcement and their fundraisers, our troops stateside and abroad, supported our local fire and EMS community, supported child firearms safety and women’s training and shooting programs and ON AND ON!! It baffles me to think that our business could violate Facebook’s idea of what a community minded business should be.
Shame on you Fakebook! You sure like to swing the weight of the 1st Amendment around, it’s terribly sad that you don’t support the 2nd Amendment.”
In all fairness to Facebook when they make changes in their algorithms sometimes it doesn’t go as planned. We are reaching out to them to figure out why Santa Cruz’s page out of all of the hundreds of legitimate firearms dealers and manufacturers was targeted. I have known Rocky for a while, and their posts aren’t any more unusual than any others out there.
The ban wasn’t just directed at the business page either. Here is a later update from Rocky:
“I can’t get the url because the page has now been totally deleted. FB has now limited our page admins on their respective business and personal pages. They aren’t allowed to post either.“
More information as it becomes available.