Posts Tagged social media

Gun Owners Must Be Mindful of Social Media Posts

From The Truth About Guns:

All too often gun owners fail to considerable the possible repercussions of their online behavior. Just this morning there was a guy on a friend’s Facebook post saying he didn’t understand why Kyle Rittenhouse didn’t shoot one of his attackers in the head twice rather than shooting him in the bicep because, the commenter said, that’s what he would have done.

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Imam Suspended From Twitter For Anti-Terror Meme

From The Post Millennial:

The Imam of Peace, Imam Tawhidi, has been locked out of Twitter for ridiculing an Islamic extremist organization. On April 2, Tawhidi posted a meme that took aim at Tablighi Jamaat, a group based in India that is tied to Al-Qaeda terrorists. The cartoon Tawhidi posted shows a man wearing a suicide bomb on the left panel, and that same man wearing a bomb of coronavirus particles on the right side. Tawhidi was asked to remove this image or suffer permanent Twitter account deactivation. He has declined to remove the tweet.

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Facebook Sets Up Lobbying Group To Claim They Are Essential To Free Speech

From Blacklisted News via The Washington Post:

The Post also states that the lobbying effort will involve arguments that “strong restrictions imposed on tech giants could hurt US firms and ultimately serve to aid their competitors, particularly in China.”
Confirming its involvement to the Post, Facebook claimed that the lobbying group will “help build support for our industry.”
Facebook is desperate to avoid regulation because it would mean an entire overhaul of its business structure.

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College Student Arrested For Posting AR Picture

From Steve Gruber:

A 20-year-old college student at Lake Superior State University in Michigan has been jailed for 3-months awaiting trial on terrorism related charges. His offense? According to multiple sources, Lucas Gerhard was arrested for posting a picture of his new AR-15 online with the caption, “this outta make snowflakes melt”. His post also included this, “and I mean snow.”

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NZ Woman Hunter Gets Death Threats

From The Daily Wire:

An avid huntress from Wanaka, New Zealand says she’s been getting death threats after posting a series of risqué photos of some of her successful hunts — criticism she says fails to take into account that her family eats the animals she kills in part as an attempt to avoid promoting factory farms.

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Florida College Suspends Student For Range Picture

From Bearing Arms:

The picture wasn’t actually threatening. It wasn’t the kind of pic I personally approve of, really. Muzzle discipline is a thing, after all, but she at least kept the booger-hook off the trigger, which puts her leaps and bounds over some. There was no menace to the picture unless you were actively trying to find it.
So, they suspended her.

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Gun Supporters Troll Congressman’s Twitter Poll

From Bearing Arms:

Respondents give different answers on push polls because they don’t want the person on the other end to think they’re a monster. On the internet, though, no one really cares. So, in this case, people answered how they truly wanted to, despite Swalwell’s attempt to pressure them into choosing a particular answer.

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College Suspends Student For Going To Gun Range

From Bearing Arms:

For one woman, a picture of her day at the range got her suspended from college. Now, she’s suing the school.

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Florida Wants To Ban Gun Pictures On Social Media

From Reason:

This is an obvious First Amendment violation: The statute isn’t limited to displays that constitute true threats of violence (there’s a First Amendment exception for such true threats), or possession of guns by minors in violation of state law. Indeed, it would be a crime for a minor to post a photo of himself lawfully using a gun at a shooting range.

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Scotland Succumbs To Mob On Hunter

From Breitbart:

Numerous respondents demanded that Scotland do something to stop such hunts from taking place. The outcry eventually grew strong enough that Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, pledged the government would “review the current situation and consider whether changes to the law [for hunting such animals] are required.”

Fox News reports that Scotland had now brought charges against Switlyk for “firearms offenses.” Police released a statement saying, “Following several complaints of wild goat ‘trophy’ hunting on Islay in (October), Police Scotland can now confirm that a 33-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man from the USA have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for firearms offences.”

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NY Proposes Social Media Check For Guns

From WCBS:

Two New York lawmakers are working to draft a bill that would propose a social media check before a gun purchase.

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Woman Stops Mass Shooter After Online Threat

From The Truth About Guns:

Ms. Bull could have written off the message as meaningless trolling, but when she saw that the sender had a gun in his profile picture, she decided to make sure he wasn’t a real-life threat. As it turned out, the sender, named Dylan Jarrell, was from Lawrenceburg, Kentucky – more than 600 miles away from her. Nevertheless, Ms. Bull called the Kentucky State Police and spoke with an officer who took her report very seriously.

With very fortunate timing, police found and stopped Jarrell right as he was pulling out of his driveway with, lo and behold, mountains of evidence that he was about to attack innocent people.

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Facebook Political Purge

From Reason:

On Thursday, October 11, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy and Oscar Rodriguez, Product Manager, announced the company was shutting down 559 pages and 251 accounts “created to stir up political debate.” Allegedly, the targets were guilty of “coordinated inauthentic behavior” intended “to mislead others about who they are, and what they are doing.” The targeted pages and accounts included many pages, and their administrators, who have gained popularity by voicing ideas outside the mainstream—including skepticism of violent and intrusive police tactics and support for libertarian ideas.

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Twitter Refuses To Ban User Over Death Threat

From Washington Free Beacon:

Legius’ now-deleted tweet reads in full: “The only way these people learn is if it affects them directly. So if Dana Loesch has to have her children murdered before she’ll understand, I guess that’s what needs to happen.”

Twitter’s rules state: “You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people.”

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Facebook Censoring Links To Gun File Site

From The Washington Free Beacon:

Brandon Combs, president of the Firearms Policy Coalition, told the Free Beacon that links to CodeIsFreeSpeech.com have been blocked by Facebook, and Amazon has taken the site down from its servers. The website, which has republished the gun-design files at the center of the Wilson case, is a joint project of the Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Calguns Foundation, and California Association of Federal Firearms Licenses. Combs said publishing the files was within their First Amendment rights and the actions taken by employees at the tech giants is an attempt to censor them that he believes may have wide-ranging consequences

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