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Anchors
07-21-2012, 6:47 PM
The NRA page on Facebook had like 2,000,000 "likes".

Why is it missing?'
http://www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation

Does anyone have a way to tell how long it has been deleted or disabled?
That page is an important source of 2A information and discussion...

ETA:
http://allfacebook.com/facebook-backlash-chick-fil-a-nra_b95169
If the article is true, then the NRA deleted its account of its own accord.

If it is permanent, then I am disappointed in the NRA...

G60
07-21-2012, 6:56 PM
You know what, you might be right. Nothing but a couple unofficial pages come up in search, and it's no longer in my list of likes.

Probably a bunch of anti-NRA folks flagged the page like they do to put conservative tweeters in the twitter gestapo.

mag360
07-21-2012, 6:58 PM
I think they somehow suspended it due to stupid people. It will be back.

GOEX FFF
07-21-2012, 7:23 PM
Looks like the main page is offline too.. :confused:

www.nra.org/

bacon_lover
07-21-2012, 7:26 PM
Looks like the main page is offline too.. :confused:

www.nra.org/

Loads fine for me.

GOEX FFF
07-21-2012, 7:33 PM
Loads fine for me.

Humm...odd, on my laptop it wont connect to the server.

Anchors
07-21-2012, 7:35 PM
I really hope the NRA voluntarily and temporarily disabled it...

freonr22
07-21-2012, 7:39 PM
its up in a couple places

http://www.facebook.com/groups/204556392887717/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-NRA/106565656045650

and their site is up
http://home.nra.org/#/nraorg

Anchors
07-21-2012, 7:43 PM
its up in a couple places

http://www.facebook.com/groups/204556392887717/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-NRA/106565656045650

and their site is up
http://home.nra.org/#/nraorg

Because those are just small information pages. The real NRA page has almost 2,000,000 likes lol. Side note: The Brady Page, while experiencing a surge in likes, still hasn't broken 20,000...:D

GOEX FFF
07-21-2012, 7:43 PM
its up in a couple places

http://www.facebook.com/groups/204556392887717/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-NRA/106565656045650

and their site is up
http://home.nra.org/#/nraorg

That one works for me. Thanks!

Librarian
07-21-2012, 7:54 PM
I asked my wife to check (I don't do Facebook) and /National-Rifle-Association (note the hyphens) does appear; 4,000 or so 'likes'.

Anchors
07-21-2012, 8:03 PM
I asked my wife to check (I don't do Facebook) and /National-Rifle-Association (note the hyphens) does appear; 4,000 or so 'likes'.

Librarian,
Please see my post above. Those are smaller pages created by others or crated by wikipedia articles. The true NRA page has close to two million "likes" and IS DOWN.

I'm worried :/
haha

hornswaggled
07-21-2012, 8:11 PM
Hmm that's weird. NRA Country is still up, but no NRA page. Wonder if they got haxxored. If FB deleted them purposely, I'm leaving FB for sure.

Anchors
07-21-2012, 8:34 PM
Hmm that's weird. NRA Country is still up, but no NRA page. Wonder if they got haxxored. If FB deleted them purposely, I'm leaving FB for sure.

Same. If Facebook is getting all political to that extent, then I'm out too.
Google is turning a lot of people off with their recent Google shopping policy and that whole thing where they aid the Chinese government in suppressing their own people.

I hope it comes back. I truly believe that it is actually really important to our cause.

SwPx4
07-21-2012, 9:21 PM
I asked my wife to check (I don't do Facebook) and /National-Rifle-Association (note the hyphens) does appear; 4,000 or so 'likes'.

Those are just INFO pages. It looks gone to me.

I have been subscribed to them for a while on FB. hope it isn't some political garbage from FB.

G60
07-21-2012, 9:48 PM
Same. If Facebook is getting all political to that extent, then I'm out too.

I doubt it is that. I bet a bunch of people reported the page, I don't know if FB actually reviews each time a page is reported, or if a certain number of flags triggers an automatic 'suspension' of the page until a review, or perhaps both. A bunch of lame-asses could have reported the page for "hate speech" or "violence" kinda like some of us knuckleheads like to do every once in a while with the Brady Campaign's Wikipedia entry.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7619960744_892b572b71.jpg

mag360
07-21-2012, 9:49 PM
I think what they did was smart and saved us a lot of stress addressing troll posts

MUKAK
07-21-2012, 9:49 PM
EFF FACEBOOK

InGrAM
07-21-2012, 10:56 PM
Hmm that's weird. NRA Country is still up, but no NRA page. Wonder if they got haxxored. If FB deleted them purposely, I'm leaving FB for sure.

This ^

RMP91
07-21-2012, 11:27 PM
The NRA page is "missing" while the Brady Campaign page is still up and receiving more and more likes every hour?

:TFH: IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!!!!!

Kappy
07-21-2012, 11:31 PM
EFF FACEBOOK

Agreed.

QQQ
07-21-2012, 11:35 PM
http://allfacebook.com/facebook-backlash-chick-fil-a-nra_b95169
If the article is true, then the NRA deleted its account of its own accord.

Phouty
07-21-2012, 11:42 PM
What? What's Facebook? :biggrinjester:

mud99
07-22-2012, 12:13 AM
I saw this as well. IMO, a very shortsighted move by the NRA. Cutting ties with 2 million people was a really bad idea.

The next news story will be how the Colorado shooting caused the NRA to delete their facebook account. If they had just kept quiet it would all have blown over in a few days. The comment from one poster was obviously not in relation to the shooting, but now that they have reacted the media can demonize them.

Anchors
07-22-2012, 12:15 AM
http://allfacebook.com/facebook-backlash-chick-fil-a-nra_b95169
If the article is true, then the NRA deleted its account of its own accord.

If it is permanent, then I am disappointed in the NRA...

mag360
07-22-2012, 12:52 AM
they wouldnt do that (well they wouldnt if they are smart, and they are smart). I am almost certain they just "suspended" it. My friends have done this before. when they re-up their account, everything and all their friends and likes comes back with it. it is the step you take before you can officially delete it.

tabrisnet
07-22-2012, 1:44 AM
its up in a couple places

http://www.facebook.com/groups/204556392887717/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-NRA/106565656045650

and their site is up
http://home.nra.org/#/nraorg

The National Furry Rifle Association??

https://www.facebook.com/groups/204556392887717/

freonr22
07-22-2012, 2:06 AM
The National Furry Rifle Association??

https://www.facebook.com/groups/204556392887717/

I was wondering if anyone was going to see it. Wtf?

five.five-six
07-22-2012, 2:11 AM
Fur rifles? lets keep this SFW and family friendly

mossy
07-22-2012, 2:46 AM
The National Furry Rifle Association??

https://www.facebook.com/groups/204556392887717/

so where is the first calguns fur pile meet up going to be at?

68Datsun510
07-22-2012, 4:43 AM
The recent shooting has created a HUGE wave of anti's attacking EVERYTHING gun related..... Im hoping they shut it down temporarily till the heat subsides....

littlejake
07-22-2012, 5:01 AM
I think your missing one likely and possible reason:
Someone hacked the NRA's FB page.

SanPedroShooter
07-22-2012, 5:09 AM
I have been waiting for some leadership from NRA on this issue, and nothing....

While I've been seeing lots of movement from individuals, myself included, to circle the wagons not a peep from the NRA. Not even an email. And now there FB page is 'gone'?

I can only assume that a tactical retreat is the best way to get out in front of this thing, but I put a lot of faith in the NRA to do what is politically right, which is sometimes not the same as morally or ethically right.

They have one job, protect the 2A, and along with prayers for the innocent blood, I am praying they know what they are doing.

Maestro Pistolero
07-22-2012, 7:34 AM
I have had several friends whose FB pages were hacked. That would be my first guess as to why they may have suspended it.

dantodd
07-22-2012, 7:42 AM
The NRA doesn't work at Internet speed yet. We will probably know more about whatever happened before end of business Monday.

I would be very disappointed if it turns out they voluntarily suspended their account. This is exactly what the anti-rights crowd wants and pulling their page will look to others like they feel some culpability. Hell, it looks that way to me. If they don't have the courage of their convictions when the chips are down (to play off their "all-in" meme) how strongly do they really believe they are right.

hdvss
07-22-2012, 8:05 AM
I'm glad the NRA is smart enough to not participate in the knee jerk screamfest.

dantodd
07-22-2012, 8:09 AM
I'm glad the NRA is smart enough to not participate in the knee jerk screamfest.

One doesn't have to contribute to the knee jerk screamfest in order to refuse to be a victim of it.

SanPedroShooter
07-22-2012, 8:12 AM
Yes, the NRA does some questionable, in my mind anyway, solicitations, but public knee jerking is something I just dont see.

They almost always decline interviews or debates and work behind the scenes.

Pulling their page would be a sign of weakness, and we need to present a united front right now in the face uniformed and largely incoherant ravings.

In the end gun grabbers and leftists are their own worst enemy because they lie. Their biggest enemy isnt the 'gun lobby' its the American people, which in my mind is the same thing.

NYsteveZ
07-22-2012, 8:55 AM
IF they pulled their own page because of stupid comments, I am disappointed. Im pretty sure you can set up a page or group where nobody can comment. Taking down a page connected to 2 MILLION followers is like cutting off the nose to spite the face-Stupid.
Also...stupid comments actually make the anti's look dumb, and can be used against them...Just ask Mr Yee and Adam K. when a few idiots on our side posted dumb comments.

SanPedroShooter
07-22-2012, 8:57 AM
I dont think they took the page down because of comments. Thats not the NRA I know and support.

They'll be back, there must have been a technical glitch or something.

http://allfacebook.com/facebook-backlash-chick-fil-a-nra_b95169

After the shooting that took place late Thursday night at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., the NRA took serious criticism after posting this message to their American Rifleman Twitter account: “Good morning, shooters. Happy Friday! Weekend plans?”

After a barrage of feedback, the NRA deleted the American Rifleman Twitter and Facebook accounts, according to ThinkProgress.org. Several people posted links to stories about the NRA’s tweet on Facebook. ThinkProgress.org also noted that NRA deleted links to its Facebook and Twitter account from its website


Should we let the NRA this is not the way to act at a time like this? 'Good morning, shooters! Happy Friday!'......

Is that it?

SkyMag68
07-22-2012, 9:35 AM
did anyone receive that message from American Rifleman the article mention?

EchoFourTango
07-22-2012, 10:11 AM
mabey the person tweeting did not get the message about the shooting.

NYsteveZ
07-22-2012, 10:18 AM
mabey the person tweeting did not get the message about the shooting.

He/she didnt. The NRA stated that in a news article and apologized for the comment. As far as them taking the Twitter and Facebook down-thats extremely stupid, and alienating to the younger gun owners who use that as their social artery. Par for the course as of late though-Where have they been during the SB249 fiasco? Now the Aurora incident, they disappear off of Twitter and Facebook?

Fish
07-22-2012, 10:18 AM
Pulling their page would be a sign of weakness, and we need to present a united front right now in the face uniformed and largely incoherant ravings.

I'm not sure that toning it down right now is that much of a mistake. You know and I know that the facts that inform our side of the gun-rights debate aren't changed by events in Colorado, but people are very emotional right now. There are lots of people out there looking for a lightning rod for their grief and anger, we'd hate for them to get fixated (yet again) on a seemingly easy answer.

It's a truth about human nature that if you try to counter strong emotion with fact you'll just get the other side that much more worked up. We need to be very careful about this. Let me put it this way: it's far more favorable to us to have any discussion about gun control at a time when people are more willing to consider facts.

njineermike
07-22-2012, 10:23 AM
It's Facebook. Nothing of any importance happens on that spam site.

dantodd
07-22-2012, 11:00 AM
It's Facebook. Nothing of any importance happens on that spam site.

I hope that the NRA is not as short sighted as you are regarding the value of social media. Things like this are similar to Ken Olsen's infamous quote: "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."

dantodd
07-22-2012, 11:03 AM
I'm not sure that toning it down right now is that much of a mistake. You know and I know that the facts that inform our side of the gun-rights debate aren't changed by events in Colorado, but people are very emotional right now. There are lots of people out there looking for a lightning rod for their grief and anger, we'd hate for them to get fixated (yet again) on a seemingly easy answer.

It's a truth about human nature that if you try to counter strong emotion with fact you'll just get the other side that much more worked up. We need to be very careful about this. Let me put it this way: it's far more favorable to us to have any discussion about gun control at a time when people are more willing to consider facts.

"toning it down, in as much as not "dancing in the blood" of the Colorado victims is reasonable, taking down their existing arguments and positions is tantamount to disowning them. If you find yourself ashamed of your beliefs because of a tragedy like this perhaps you should re-examine those beliefs.

mag360
07-22-2012, 11:12 AM
He/she didnt. The NRA stated that in a news article and apologized for the comment. As far as them taking the Twitter and Facebook down-thats extremely stupid, and alienating to the younger gun owners who use that as their social artery. Par for the course as of late though-Where have they been during the SB249 fiasco? Now the Aurora incident, they disappear off of Twitter and Facebook?

easy there tiger, CGF and Cal-FFL did work with the NRA on the no on SB249 goals. Brandon posted about it within the past few days.

mag360
07-22-2012, 11:14 AM
"toning it down, in as much as not "dancing in the blood" of the Colorado victims is reasonable, taking down their existing arguments and positions is tantamount to disowning them. If you find yourself ashamed of your beliefs because of a tragedy like this perhaps you should re-examine those beliefs.

i don't think that is what is happening. They are in Spartan phalanx formation fight now. The weak barbs of the enemy are splintering on the shields. if all they did is suspend the page, then it was very smart for them to do.

If they really did delete it, then I will eat crow, and they are really stupid.

dantodd
07-22-2012, 11:19 AM
i don't think that is what is happening. They are in Spartan phalanx formation fight now. The weak barbs of the enemy are splintering on the shields. if all they did is suspend the page, then it was very smart for them to do.

I understand the possible need to close comments if they are being bombarded by comments but if they are righteous then there is no reason to remove previous statements or hide. We don't know what happened so I guess it is best to assume that the account was involuntarily suspended for now.

Mesa Tactical
07-22-2012, 3:03 PM
If it is permanent, then I am disappointed in the NRA...

I guess now we can't laff when the Brady Center disables comments when the comments go against them. At least they aren't taking down the entire page.

mag360
07-22-2012, 3:15 PM
I guess now we can't laff when the Brady Center disables comments when the comments go against them. At least they aren't taking down the entire page.

eh it is saving us a lot of stress IMO. people are really emotional right now.

nick
07-22-2012, 3:26 PM
So, in other words, we really don't know what's going on, right?

hornswaggled
07-22-2012, 3:41 PM
No we don't. At the NRA's old school pace, they'll probably send out an email in 2 weeks lol

Steve1968LS2
07-22-2012, 3:42 PM
If it is permanent, then I am disappointed in the NRA...

Lots of conclusing jumping going on.. what are you guys... CBS reporters??? lol

JaMail
07-22-2012, 3:52 PM
smart move by the NRA, let emotions cool, in a few weeks they reactivate the page and wont have millions of ignorant anti's leaving hate messages on their page. its easy to delete and re-enable facebook pages and theres no data loss.

Dreaded Claymore
07-22-2012, 5:18 PM
The National Furry Rifle Association??

https://www.facebook.com/groups/204556392887717/

This is incredible. I've never heard of anything like this before.

And of course, beautifully drawn and colored artwork featuring anthropomorphic wolves will soon bring new meaning to "gun porn." :eek: :biggrinjester:

SkyMag68
07-22-2012, 5:33 PM
They only have 11 members , maybe they should merge with Calguns..:cool2:

Deucer
07-23-2012, 9:50 AM
The NRA is right to tread lightly right now, especially through social media outlets.

Getting in a pissing match about gun rights through social media at a time when emotions are so high is bad strategically. I've never convinced anyone to change their position on gun rights by playing to their emotions. I have convinced people who thought they were hardcore antis to change or soften their position by getting through to them with logical arguments against regulations. That's not going to happen right now.

I'm on FB and I'm resisting the urge to comment on any anti gun status updates right now. Remember that a lot of those same people posting with anti gun status updates won't care about he anti gun movement in 6 months, once this all dies down. On the other hand I'll still be pro gun rights.

Ctwo
07-23-2012, 12:14 PM
Looks like it's up to me.

XD40SUBBIE
07-23-2012, 12:55 PM
Wow, I think this Christmas, I want one thing and one thing alone. To give the gift of critical thinking and reasoning to every man, woman and child in this world... why are some people always acting on things that have long term or permanent repercussions solely based on their emotions and emotional state. Never go to bed angry? Do not punish your child when you are mad? Do not go grocery shopping when you are hungry?

Hogstir
07-23-2012, 2:43 PM
I had no problem pulling up the facebook page 1.6 million likes.
http://www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation

Carnivore
07-23-2012, 2:55 PM
I had no problem pulling up the facebook page 1.6 million likes.
http://www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation

It has been down not sure when it came back up but glad you posted this so I know it's back.

GOEX FFF
07-23-2012, 10:51 PM
It's down again... :confused:

DannyInSoCal
07-23-2012, 10:57 PM
WTF?!?!?

THIS is the time to take this fight to the anti's and liberals -

Not hide...

Carnivore
07-24-2012, 5:35 AM
Not down for me still working fine.

SanPedroShooter
07-24-2012, 6:02 AM
NRA's back. I wonder if we are the only ones that noticed, well and this guy too.

http://techpresident.com/news/22603/nra-mia-facebook-aurora-aftermath

Marthor
07-24-2012, 6:03 AM
NRA page is back up on Facebook. It was down before and disappeared from my likes list, but now it's back.

freonr22
07-24-2012, 6:43 AM
NRA's back. I wonder if we are the only ones that noticed, well and this guy too.

http://techpresident.com/news/22603/nra-mia-facebook-aurora-aftermath

i wonder what this guy looks like?

NRA Was MIA On Facebook in Aurora Aftermath
BY MIRANDA NEUBAUER | Monday, July 23 2012

SanPedroShooter
07-24-2012, 6:53 AM
nevermind.

GOEX FFF
07-24-2012, 7:35 AM
NRA's back. I wonder if we are the only ones that noticed, well and this guy too.

http://techpresident.com/news/22603/nra-mia-facebook-aurora-aftermath

That's pretty funny.

Well, at least it was another plug for CGN. :thumbsup:

Dreaded Claymore
07-24-2012, 2:00 PM
i wonder what this guy looks like?

NRA Was MIA On Facebook in Aurora Aftermath
BY MIRANDA NEUBAUER | Monday, July 23 2012

Her name suggests that she looks like a woman. :cool:

targetarcher
07-24-2012, 3:22 PM
Strangely enough, I went to college with her. Small world. (Facebook confirms she works there.)

And yes- she looks like a woman. :P

gunsmith
07-24-2012, 3:42 PM
It's Facebook. Nothing of any importance happens on that spam site.

fud, its where the people are. I have educated, converted many on the fencers and anti's on facebook.
BTW the NRA fb page look likes it up

Anchors
07-24-2012, 4:44 PM
fud, its where the people are. I have educated, converted many on the fencers and anti's on facebook.
BTW the NRA fb page look likes it up

Same here. I used to get like one like for posting anti-gunbanner stuff and now I get a lot more. Even people that don't comment read it. Getting people to think outside what the news and public school teachers have been telling them for years is all it takes sometimes.

And thanks for the shout out to the lady on the Tech article, even of she thinks the Fed AWB stopped AR15s from being legally sold lol.

drdarrin@sbcglobal.net
07-24-2012, 5:51 PM
If the NRA Facebook page is down, then I must be dreaming...
https://www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation
1,550,664 likes 95,247 talking about this

hornswaggled
07-24-2012, 5:59 PM
It was down for about 3 days. Back up now.

dantodd
07-24-2012, 6:10 PM
If the NRA Facebook page is down, then I must be dreaming...
https://www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation
1,550,664 likes 95,247 talking about this

You aren't dreaming. You were sleeping. :-)

drdarrin@sbcglobal.net
07-24-2012, 6:38 PM
You aren't dreaming. You were sleeping. :-)

That would explain the loud noises my wife has been complaining about.

dantodd
07-24-2012, 8:11 PM
That would explain the loud noises my wife has been complaining about.

You and me both, brother!