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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Facebook Blocks Country Star’s Promotion Of 2A Anthem

Seems it isn’t just legal gun sales drawing the ire of Facebook’s gatekeepers these days, as country artist Dustin Collins recently learned when he tried to promote his single, “Cold Dead Hands.”

With liberals salivating for gun control after the Las Vegas massacre, Collins thought it might be a good time to remind people of the importance of our Second Amendment rights. But Facebook disagreed, saying his post “doesn’t comply with Advertising policies.” Another attempt was likewise denied, accompanied by the inexplicable claim that it included “profanity, harassment or references to the person’s attributes.”

The fact is, Collins’ single features nothing of the sort—it’s a positive celebration of our firearms and our freedoms. It struck such a chord upon release that it reached Number One on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales Chart. But apparently even such mainstream acceptance can’t compete with the social media giant’s biases.

As for Collins, he’s taking it in stride. “Tried to boost my pro-2nd Amendment song on Facebook #denied I guess I’ll have to write a First Amendment song next,” he told followers.