Facebook banned a gun rights activist due to a post entitled, "Connecticut's Gun Ban Is Worse Than Hitler's Gun Ban." A recent video of a kitten in a burning bucket was deemed to be in line with the social network's "community standards," but the pro-Second Amendment article was not.
Gerry Emery received an alert that his gun rights article and accompanying image did not meet the Facebook Community Standards and therefore would be removed and his account suspended.
Facebook sent a message to the gun rights activist about the violation.
"You're temporarily blocked from posting. This temporary block will last 30 days and you won't be able to post on Facebook until it's finished. You're repeatedly posted things that aren't allowed on Facebook. Read the Facebook Community Standards to learn what kinds of posts aren't allowed."
Emery's Facebook ban did not stem from any type of threatening post, or one that involved illegal activity. The post noted that the man stood with Connecticut Second Amendment advocates and cited his views as to why the Holocaust and senseless slaughter of millions of Jewish people occurred.
Excerpt from Gerry Emery's banned Facebook post.
"Connecticut's Gun Ban Is Worse Than Hitler's Gun Ban: Recently, 100,000 state residents who went to bed as law-abiding citizens and woke up a felon facing prison time. Connecticut Governor Malloy continues to pressure the 100,000 Connecticut residents who have refused to register their guns, to do so, or face forced gun confiscation at their homes. Why is Malloy still Governor? Why aren't these people recalling this sorry excuse for a governor who obviously holds the Second Amendment in such disdain? How quickly we forget the lessons of history. If we ever allow government to subvert the second amendment, we very well could be witnessing a prelude to an American genocide. There is nothing as dangerous to a totalitarian regime as an educated and well-armed populace."
Emery goes on to note that Connecticut resident David Schmecker, a retired Navy veteran, had his guns confiscated and his permit to carry revoked because he refused to submit to a psychological examination as ordered by an interim doctor, before the Navy vet could be prescribed pain medication.
The post banned by Facebook also addressed the Nazi Weapons Act of 1938.
"Frighteningly, American gun control legislation is imitating Hitler's Nazi Germany gun control legislation. Consider the key provisions of the Nazi Weapons Act of 1938 and compare it with the Connecticut gun ban. The parallels of both the provisions and the legal language are eerily similar and in some cases the Connecticut ban is worse that anything Hitler implemented. The lesson of the 20th Century genocides can no longer be dismissed as something that could never happen in America. The logic of personal self-defense should be hitting home as our country plunges deeper into the depths of fascist totalitarian control; e.g., Patriot Acts 1&2, the NDAA, Executive Order 13603, the multitude of spying bills which allow for the spying on American citizens who are engaged in ordinary activities."
The German gun ban also assumed the power to decide what types of guns could or could not be owned by citizens and mandated that every type of ammunition was subject to the control of government officials.
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