Alert - Weaponizeing Section 230 against the 2A

Discussion in 'Activism' started by hso, Aug 28, 2021.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Senators Feinstein, Blumenthal, and Whitehouse are trying to revise Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to shut down all firearms marketplaces. This isn't about crime, but about burying sites like Armslist and even THR's Trading Post that act as boards for Americans interested in buying or selling or trading firearms.

    https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2021/8/feinstein-blumenthal-colleagues-introduce-bill-to-hold-online-gun-marketplaces-accountable-for-facilitating-illegal-firearms-sales
    The problem for us is that many on the political right are wanting to remove protections in the Communications Decency Act as well for different reasons.

    With supporters like that is it any wonder we know this is an attack on the 2nd?

    We need to make sure that The Accountability for Online Firearms Marketplaces Act is recognized as a blatant attack on the 1st to infringe the 2nd. Boards do not conduct gun sales, they provide a means for citizens to post their legal property for sale or trade. Imagine RIA being muzzled (more ways than one) and their online catalogues shut down. Even the gunfinder sites shut down. Board and Social Media muzzled by this.
     
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  2. Basura Blanca

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    Which is yet another example of why letting the 2A continue to be a political issue, rather than a pure civil rights issue, is absolutely poisonous to the cause. And keeping with the intent of "activism" here, the solution is to seek out like-minded entities who oppose blatant 1A attacks, and oppose this for reasons outside the scope of our own interests. In this case, that would be the likes of the ACLU, etc.

    We win by broadening our base.
     
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  3. AJC1

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    I watched a video on this event and I was curious how a good constitutional lawyer would no be able to get the unbalanced application of the same law throw out. Equal protection under the law and all. Picking winners and losers by manipulating statutes is slimy lawyer crap, and I hate it.
     
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  4. Gun4Fun90

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    This is all you really need to know to know it’s a bad law!

    but yeah it’s not good but not actually the killer blow that anti gunners would hope for. Section 230 is the neutral platform provision of the communications decency act. What it would do is make the platform responsible for content it’s users post. While this would be absolutely killer for a site like YouTube or Twitter, with aggressive moderation surviving without it would still be possible for sites like armslist or gun broker. In fact I think this would put THR or AR15.com at far greater risk than the actual marketplaces.

    that all said we need to stop this as it is wrong and just another attempt to slowly chip away at our rights.
     
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  5. redcon1

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    Unequal/selective application of the law is a hallmark of tyranny. I read that somewhere. I think it was right after I wrote it maybe.
     
  6. 12Bravo20

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    Facebook and Youtube have been busy here lately deleting gun related groups and videos form their platforms. It seems both have a hard-on for Marine Gun Builder who does a lot of content on 80% pistols. Facebook deleted his personal MGB account last year and they recently deleted at least one or more of the Facebook groups. And Youtube has deleted 50% or more of his videos.

    And that is just one example. This is definitely a culture war being waged against the Second Amendment.
     
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  7. Zendude

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    Using their logic, Amazon should be shut down because of all the counterfeit merchandise that is being sold through it.
     
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