Gun control group fears Facebook allowing users to post guns will harm the children
February 13, 2014
The Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America gun control campaign has produced a spoof video geared to demonize and shame Facebook for allowing its members to post pictures of and privately sell and trade firearms.
When social media giant Facebook began offering users a “Look Back” feature, which takes users’ Facebook history and morphs it into a short video, Moms Demand Action used the video’s format to highlight how guns were being posted, traded and sold through the site, which they say is a big no-no.“Facebook users can post guns for sale or trade on their profiles and in groups,” the group’s video says. “Anyone can buy and sell guns without criminal background checks. Tell Facebook to take a closer look and prohibit gun sales,” the video encourages.
Facebook’s had a pretty lax policy when it comes to regulating photos of weapons users can post. It makes the distinction that “Images of weapons are generally acceptable, as long as the weapon is not pointed directly at the person seeing it,” and that “Ads and Sponsored Stories may not directly or indirectly link to landing pages where people can purchase any [weapons].”
But despite that more people die each year from automobile accidents, random injuries or poisonings, the fact that Moms Demand Action persists in attacking gun rights as the main issue affecting children shows they’re either ignorant or have a hidden agenda. It’s definitely the latter.
Last week, we exposed how former NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s gun control coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was called out by one of its ex-members for pursuing an agenda centered around an eventual disarming of law-abiding gun owners.
It’s also no coincidence that Moms Demand Action merged with MAIG last December.
Indeed, promotional material obtained from Moms Demand Action last year by Alex Jones and Anthony Gucciardi after a victorious protest at the historic Alamo also proves the group’s main goal is a gun ban and ultimately confiscation via registration.
Watch Jones and Gucciardi confront Moms Demand Action in San Antonio.
One of the group’s last ads was almost equally as unpalatable. They produced an ad featuring a little boy getting ready for school and donning a shirt with the image of a crosshair.
If the group’s goal is really to “help the children,” it should perhaps start by addressing Facebook’s practice of allowing the sale and trade of children themselves, as WND’s Chelsea Schilling exposed in 2012, or by addressing health issues like over-diagnoses of ADHD or detrimentally high stress levels.
Here’s Moms Demand Actions’ Facebook page. If you feel so inclined, stop by and let them know what you think about their video (because they’ve disabled Youtube comments).