Facebook bans gun training ads

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

From vnunet:

Facebook has refused to host ads from a US millionaire promoting gun training and offering $3m worth of free handguns.

Dr Ignatius Piazza, founder and director of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, had submitted pay-per-click ads on Facebook offering a four-day handgun training course and a one-day concealed weapon permit course.

Piazza said that he was left “stunned” when Facebook rejected his ad on the ground that it violated Point 6 of the social networking site’s advertising guidelines.

“Provocative images will not be accepted. Ads may not contain, facilitate or promote adult content, including nudity, sexual terms and/or images of people in positions or activities that are excessively suggestive or sexual,” Facebook’s Point 6 states.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Wahoo mcdaniel Wahoo mcdaniel on Jun 08, 2009

    facebook sucks in so many ways...this is but one, as does google, ebay/paypal, progressive insurance, and on and on...

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