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This Mom Pressed Facebook, Instagram to Tighten Gun Rules

March 10, 2014

By Larry Frost, Headline News

Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram announced new policies last week to help prevent illegal gun sales on the sites. The companies have agreed to remove posts that appear to attempt to evade gun laws and will block minors from seeing posts about gun sales.

The National Rifle Association called the moves an unfair attack on people who want to use social media to talk about firearms and show pictures of guns. They call it an attack on their freedom of speech.

One reason for the change was pressure from the group Moms Demand Action, which was formed after the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. The founder of the group is Shannon Watts, who told HLN she hopes this is just the beginning for her organization.

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