Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Facebook Decision to Stop Showing Minors Ads for Gun Accessories
NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown, today applauded Facebook’s decision to stop showing minors ads promoting gun accessories. Facebook announced that advertisers promoting products like gun cases and paint, holsters and belt accessories, and gun-mounted flashlights and scopes will have to restrict their audience to adults aged 18 and older starting on June 21.
STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“I’m encouraged to see Facebook make yet another policy change that encourages and promotes gun safety on its platforms. This is an important step and one more signal that American companies are ready and willing to stand on the right side of history. Tech giants like Facebook play an important role in the fight for a safer nation and we’re grateful that its leaders are once again stepping up to the plate.”
Did you know?
Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund