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Facebook and Gun Pages

Social networking gun control.

Mar. 6, 2014

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is an anti-gun group that ran obnoxious ads with children holding AR-15s last year, all to sustain an emotional response after Sandy Hook. The group recently made a target of Facebook, demanding that the social networking site ban gun-themed fan pages. Facebook listened – sort of. Facebook said it will tighten restrictions on said pages, blocking them for users under 18 and requiring that pages used to promote private gun sales post a warning about the law and also limit access for children. MDA is claiming victory, but the modification is a far cry from their initial demands. Perhaps MDA should focus on things more meaningful than whether a kid sees a picture of a gun.

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