Dating app Bumble has banned photos showing lonely hearts holding a gun . . .
“Online behavior can both mirror and predict how people treat each other in the real world,” their statement proclaims. “As mass shootings continue to devastate communities across the country, it’s time to state unequivocally that gun violence is not in line with our values, nor do these weapons belong on Bumble.”
Since when does a picture of an American holding a gun equal promoting mass murder? If anything, it’s the exact opposite. Or, alternatively, someone having fun exercising their natural, civil and constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, signaling potential mates that they like guns.
After the Newtown school shooting I was physically threatened by a couple of belligerent Brown University professors (of all people). But there wasn’t any of this Bumbling corporate anti-gun virtue signalling (e.g., Delta, United Airlines, Enterprise, MetLife, etc.).
Has the Florida spree killing unleashed a different sort of anti-gun rights backlash? Do you hear that gravel-voiced movie trailer guy saying “this time it’s personal”? Are The People of the Gun losing ground in the War on Guns? Are Guns are on the same path to oblivion as cigarettes, soda?
Oh, and BTW: military or law enforcement Bumble users can still post images of themselves with firearms — as long as they’re in uniform. Because that kind of “gun culture” is OK with the Austin-based antis.