Facebook freezes out liberal Columbia Second Amendment group

Facebook freezes out liberal Columbia Second Amendment group

The Mid-Missouri John Brown Gun Club operates mobile soup kitchens each winter. serving more than 1,200 meals. It also operates free brake light clinics, where more than 40 brake lights are repaired or replaced each year. [Photo submitted by John Brown Gun Club] Hide caption @rmckinney9 When Bob Rasmussen was trying to find a used barbecue grill last month, he turned to Facebook Marketplace. He was discouraged when he tried to log on to Facebook and failed repeatedly. It took him several minutes to determine what had happened. Rasmussen is a member of the Mid-Missouri John Brown Gun Club . Facebook had taken down the club’s page and the personal accounts of all of its administrators and moderators. “Community defense though community action” is how the Mid-Missouri John Brown Gun Club describes itself. It is a mutual aid, abolitionist, pro-worker, anti-racist and anti-fascist group. Members have guns for community defense. It takes its name from 19th-century abolitionist John Brown , who launched a failed attempt to free slaves when he and his men raided the national armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia. While in Kansas, Brown and his men slaughtered pro-slavery settlers with swords. The club doesn’t advocate violence and has never done so on its Facebook page, Rasmussen said. The group began in response to the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and the rise of armed groups on the right. The Mid-Missouri John Brown Gun Club was caught up in a Facebook purge of groups on the right […]

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