Saturday, March 8, 2014

The NRA Statement on Facebook


The NRA enjoys 150 times more support on Facebook than Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns. That’s why Bloomberg and the gun control groups he funds tried to pressure Facebook into shutting down discussion of Second Amendment issues on its social media platforms. Bloomberg failed. NRA members and our supporters will continue to have a platform to exercise their First Amendment rights in support of their Second Amendment freedoms. – Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

Typical NRA bluster and lies. Their "support on Facebook" compared to Bloomberg's really has nothing to do with anything.  Besides, I doubt very much if it's "150 times more."

Plus, the changes in Facebook policy are not only about "First Amendment rights," they're about advertising guns for sale.  Isn't that right?


  1. Besides, I doubt very much if it's "150 times more."

    The NRA has 3,080,179 Facebook "likes," compared to 20,824 for the Illegal Mayors, a ratio of 147.9 to 1, which can be reasonably rounded up to 150 to 1. I can't really argue with your assertion about the (in)significance of that, though.

    1. You had already been supplied with these numbers, Mike.

      Learn to do teh maths.

  2. Fair enough. 150 times more likes it is.