Latest Social Media Gun Industry Victim: The Well Armed Woman

By now, the arbitrary and capricious use of opaque site policies, terms and “standards” by various internet platforms to de-fund, suspend and ban firearms-related publications and businesses is old news. But sometimes the pasty-faced techno-wizards who run the dominant social media sites manage to surprise even us.

The latest victim of the ban hammer is…The Well Armed Woman.

Somehow someone at Facebook-owned Instagram was triggered by the purple-shirted brigade’s mission of . . .

[Introducing women] to the ins and outs of armed self-defense, gun ownership, gun safety, shooting skills and products for women shooters. We’ll discuss everything from permits to holsters and we’ll do it in a candid and concise manner.

Pretty scary stuff, no?

TTAG exchanged emails with TWAW’s founder Carrie Lightfoot last night and she’s mystified by what the site might have done that got them de-platformed. Of course there’s zero explanation coming from Instagram.

TWAW provides training, information and sells gear to women who choose to avail themselves of the right to keep and bear arms. The organization has hundreds of local chapters around the country that get women out to the range where they learn gun safety, do some shooting, and have fun.

Come to think of it, maybe the Instagram ban isn’t so mysterious after all.


  1. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    Nope. Not very surprising. 😞

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Especially if it;s a deviation of accepted Leftard totalitarian agenda,why “We The People” might think Free speech is a thing.

    2. avatar Napresto says:

      The left can’t stand it when real feminists stick up for themselves.

  2. avatar Hannibal says:

    Let’s see if they nuke the “gays with guns” pages next (I’m not sure what the actual name is)

    1. avatar Danny Griffin says:

      Pink Pistols?

  3. avatar Fiundagner says:

    She is teaching women, a core democrat voting block, that they dont have to be victims dependant on the government to protect, defend, and support them. That is more than enough for the sjw to want to shut her down

  4. avatar Hank says:

    The left believes a murdered or raped woman is morally superior to an alive unmolested woman who defended herself. This is actually the core of modern leftism. It demands you not only be a victim, but that you like it.

  5. avatar Dude says:

    90% of tech companies and the media are the enemies of the people.

  6. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:


    It’s almost like some folks have a psychosis against an inanimate object that can save lives…

  7. avatar Imayeti says:

    Site burning?

  8. avatar Nam62 says:

    I am proud to say I HAVE NEVER belonged to Fart Book!!!

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Nor will I ever join Farcebook.

    2. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      Neither have I. I refer to my wife’s account as her BookFace.

    3. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      Neither have I. I refer to my wife’s account as her BookFace.

      1. avatar GaPharmD says:

        I kinda like the idea of calling it all LeftFace.

        Shows their intent and will create a negative association for those who don’t align with their politics

        1. avatar GaPharmD says:

          Or LeftBook

        2. avatar Knute(ken) says:

          How about friend face?

        3. avatar Hoosier Budget Gun Guy says:

          It’s correct name is fascistbook

    4. avatar RidgeRunner says:

      joined Hatebook when it was somewhat new as a global platform, around a high school reunion to reconnect (don’t ask me why; if i wanted to see those people over the past many years, i would have looked them up). I saw it devolve into a toxic wasteland, with my so called “friends” split between my Southern, mostly rural demo and the Left and East Coast liberals who populate the industry where i make my living. I saw very little personal good in it, outside some admittedly effective marketing, so i deactivated several years ago, and never looked back.

    5. avatar CC Ryder says:

      I”m also proud to say that I never joined ” Fakebook”, “Instascam” or “Tweeker”.

  9. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    We, the POTG, need to develop our own web site.
    And not sell to suckerberg.

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      I was waiting for Dan Zimmerman to respond to this comment, but apparently he’s AWOL today.

  10. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    I suppose the “Dumbassed Ewe” would be okay?

  11. avatar Matthew the Oilman says:

    They should immediately open a gab a account. They ban nobody.

  12. avatar Joe says:

    Unless the 2A community will get together and support alternatives to Facebook, YouTube and other main stream social media platforms run by progressives, conservatives will have no voice left.

    I recommend checking out, and

  13. avatar MLee says:

    What’s Instagram? Is that like that Facebook thing I heard about?

  14. avatar Sam I Am says:

    Women are equal to men in every respect, except they are too frail to defend themselves and must depend on social media and police to keep them safe.

    1. avatar pg2 says:

      Men and women are very different.

      1. avatar Dude says:

        That type of dangerous talk would get you fired from Google.

      2. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

        And vive la différence!

  15. avatar Ark says:

    Sorry, ladies, your fellow “feminists” believe the best thing you can do for yourself is quietly submit to victimization and then whine to lawmakers after the fact (if you’re lucky enough to survive) about how they need to take rights away from everyone.

  16. avatar Dave G. says:

    I just checked. Instagram may be down, but The Well Armed Woman web site is alive and well.

    A woman needs a means of self defense. I firmly believe that a woman should be armed, and I really tried with my wife and daughters. But it only “took” with one of the daughters. Now, it’s too late for the others.

    1. avatar Knute(ken) says:

      Actual websites, being owned by the organization in question (whatever it might be) are much more difficult to shut down than anything on any social media site.
      Every social media site owns anything you put on there. Posting on facebook, instragram, etc. is the same as saying, “all I am belongs to you, do with me as you will”.
      Not a good idea in my opinion, noting how evil they are, but I guess millions don’t care who they put themselves at the non-existent mercy of, just so long as they get a thumbs up click, or a few “followers”, every once in a while.

  17. avatar Kyle from NV says:

    There is something bizarre with the boomer fascination of armed women. These women would be better off finding husbands who own guns. That would keep them safer.

    Women should be wives and mothers, not THOTs like Dana Loesch. Unmarried women over 30 should have to pay a special tax for their burden on society.

    Repeal the 19th amendment and we will be able to keep our guns.


    1. avatar MikeJH121 says:

      Wow, chauvinist much?

    2. avatar Rusty - Molon Labe - Chains says:

      Support Wayne, he hasn’t stolen enough for a house in Palm Beach yet!

    3. avatar Manse Jolly says:


    4. avatar Not a Boomer says:

      Kyle from NV:
      Gee, your knuckles must really get badly bruised when you walk upright.

    5. avatar Red in CO says:

      Thots? Really? You must be 15, and don’t you have a spelling test you should be studying for?

  18. avatar MikeJH121 says:

    Never been and never will be on faceplant, am not a Brit so not a twit, Insane-a-gram..nope. It is all about trying to impress people you will never meet, and really do not want to mostly.

    We get mass shooters because they want to be famous, they want instant gratification, they can get it on Socialist media. Then they can stay in mommy’s basement and leave the big boy toys to those who actually know how to use them properly. But like Parkland, the ones who rail against bully’s are the same ones who did the bullying. No justification, just do it like we used to, bust the bully in the face go to the principle’s office like the old days. Too many SJW’s with too many helicopter parents hovering over them and telling them they are all winners. Reality is: disappointment is part of life.

  19. avatar former water walker says:

    I AM on Fakebook. Rarely do I ever post anything.(if bad guy’s ain’t tracking you HERE you’re naive as he!!)My beautiful wife has a presence on fb due to her business. She has fellow gals posting pro-2A memes quite often. Peace out…

  20. avatar DN says:

    The gun control lobby budgets are many many times the entire NRA, plus SAF, plus GOA, plus Nat. Shooting sports budgets.
    Why would be surprised? The gun grabbers can and do use charitably raised funds, meaning the taxpayer pays half, int he name of “safety” and public welfare to organize major massive corporate influence operations to get corporations to dance to their tune.
    This is just the beginning.

    1. avatar SoCalJack says:

      Not the beginning, but definitely getting harder for any gun related content creator. I suspect someone at Instagrm figured out that TWAW was significantly empowing women. The last think the Antis want is the todays women having guns. But women are already on their way to becoming POTG:

  21. avatar BJG says:

    Of course the ads that follows he article of titular and suggestive. PErhaps that. Is a new approach go promoting women activities,

  22. avatar David Thompson says:

    MeWe. Huge pro-gun community building over there with none of the FB censorship. Heck, Larry Correia just came on board.

  23. avatar Jim Bullock says:


    That is one of the best-crafted articles I’ve seen here, the lede especially. Nice work.

  24. avatar oppressing your rights says:

    Agency Arms and another gentleman that did handgun stippling and had 56k followers were also deleted in the last week with no explanation. I am sure there are more.

    Looks like they are contributing to ‘gun control’ by purging many gun related accounts.

    1. avatar Sam I Am says:

      “Looks like they are contributing to ‘gun control’ by purging many gun related accounts.”

      On a related note (but, just barely), watched a talking head on Fox today point out that Californication has some of the most strict regulations against gun ownership. The talker pointed out that gun control is working….and we need more.

  25. avatar Pat says:

    You hate to see it but we all knew it was coming. The values of the people who run these “main stream” social media sites don’t align with the firearms community. We need a place that is protected from the censorship that is rapidly ramping up and taking down pages like the Well Armed Woman, Agency Arms and others.

    So a bit of a shameless promotion here, I work at 2AC3 which is a social media site made just for the pro 2A community. It was made by members of the firearms community FOR the firearms community. You can check it out at

  26. avatar BusyBeef says:

    They’re doing it to a ton of people, not just gun people.

  27. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    According to the Libertarians there is nothing wrong with a private company terminating a relationship without notice, without explanation.

    And the THEFT of Miss Lightfoot’s private property, and all the thousands of man hours to create and maintain it, that THEFT is ok with Libertarians.

  28. avatar Don says:

    Did anyone research why this account was pulled down, I researched it this morning, Twitter has pulled 938 Chinese troll accounts of which 200 plus in the US which have links to these troll accounts, are sure this site wasn’t linked in some way or they received advertising benefits from these troll accounts? Most of the accounts that have been pulled have direct links to these Chinese troll accounts.

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