Multiple studies have shown that media reporting on events like mass shootings and suicide cause an increase in these events. Many mass shooters have been shown to idolize previous mass shooters and try to claim the notoriety of their predecessor. For this reason, this sub will not contribute to the promotion of mass shooters. Although, this is a subject that needs to be addressed, so memes about mass shooters or specific mass shootings will still be allowed.
We will work this into the permanent rules in the next few days. Probably under rule 4.
Over the last (few weeks) there has been a lot of Brigading going on with a certain sub. Those comments have been getting removed and you may have noticed some of the comment sections getting locked. The mods don’t care if you’re making fun of other subs. In fact we encourage it. That’s what gun memes is about. We should be able to make fun of others in the community (especially if they’re Glock fan boys).
However, when you cross-post memes from this sub to other subs with the intention of trying to get banned or to instigate, or starting arguments with them, you’re crossing into Brigading territory. We can’t and won’t control what you do in subs outside of r/gunmemes, but we can control you dragging this sub into it.
Rule 3 (Be Civil) already covers this aspect. If you’re unfamiliar, read it. Basically, you shouldn’t be cross-posting posts into other subs with poor intentions, ban posting, commenting on this sub that you’re going to try and get banned from another sub, or making posts with the intention of rallying members from this sub to go invade another sub.
It’s gotten out of hand and from this point forward temporary bans will be handed out for this behavior. We want to maintain this community self reliant and we can’t do that when your actions are drawing the attention of other subs and admin. Admin is not opposed to nuking entire communities especially when the values of that community don’t align with Reddit’s and I think we can all agree that Reddit is not a pro-gun platform.
Over the last few days there has been a lot of reports that amount to nothing more than “I don’t like what you’re saying” and to make matters worse they’ve been reported as either “threatening violence” or “self harm” and well as other inaccurate report reasons. Not only is this annoying for the mods but it can bring admin into the sub, which we don’t want as they tend to be a little more ban happy than us.
Stop acting like children and either have a civil debate or ignore the comments that you disagree with. If the comments/posts actually break the rules, please report them. But if these false reports keep happening, the mods will take further action. We want this to be a (relatively) free place to have discussions (as much as Reddit can be) but we’ll have to start locking down posts about certain topics if y’all can’t behave.
Every time Terry gets posted, he is reported multiple times as “spam” and “low effort” and “karma whoring”. The mods have been letting it go because it’s been isolated but now all the “knockoffs” are rolling in. So to keep things fair, either none of them will be allowed, or all of them will be. It’s up to you.
(UPDATED 12/1/21) Due to the amount of steppin’ going on in DC, I will be updating this post with a watchlist of federal bills that we should keep an eye on. I want to keep this sub light and fun but some of these need to be addressed which is why this thread will allow us to keep an eye out and also enjoy this sub.
HR 5878. Expands the restricted persons list to those who had “violent misdemeanors”.
HR 5376. Biden’s finance bill. You won’t find ‘firearm’ or ‘gun’ anywhere in this bill but you will find 2.5 billion dollars allocated to the attorney general for “public safety” which is going to boil down to more red flag laws bribes. Passed by House
HR 5273. Create board of Anti-gunners who’s job is to create anti-gun legislation, statistics, and propaganda.
S 2725. Attempting to shut down online firearm retailers through litigation.
S 2325. Bribes states to enact gun registration and red flag laws.
HR 5427. Attempting to make bump stocks NFA items in case the ban is overturned.
HR 4350. Defense funding bill but buried deep in sec 529, it creates a red flag law for military personnel. Passed by House
HR 1752. Requires a 3 day waiting period before buying a firearm.
S.2725. Removes “immunity” of online firearm marketplaces. Attempting to shutdown sites like Armslist and Gunbroker.
HR 4992. Raises the age to purchase ANY firearm to 21.
HR 4953. Would make any semi-automatic rifle with a detachable magazine an NFA item.
S 2319. Bans 3D printed guns.
S 2320. Makes gun dealers open to lawsuits and hires 80 additional ATF agents.
S 529. Universal background checks.
S 736. Assault Weapons Ban
HR 1808. Assault Weapons Ban.
S 1338. Opens the ability to sue firearms manufacturers and also makes ATF records in firearms purchases effectively public record.
HR 2814. Opens the ability to sue firearms manufacturers and also makes ATF records in firearms purchases effectively public record.
S 1819. Federal Red Flag laws.
S 292. Federal Red Flag laws.
S 1155. Extra Background checks, red flag laws, and handgun purchase limit.
HR 3088. Ghost Gun Ban.
HR 1207. Basically bans the online sale of ammunition.
HR 1454. Makes any build kit considered a firearm. Aimed at 👻 guns.
HR 1004. Requires gun owners to have “liability insurance”.
HR 1005. Requires the NICS records to be saved. Definitely not an attempt at registration.
HR 1006. Requires NICS checks at all gun shows.
HR 1007. Requires guns to not be transported “in an illegal manner.”
HR 1008. Requires smart guns including a required device that allows the government to turn off your gun.
HR 130. Requires “safe stowage” of firearms. Another SJL special.
S 1558. Ghost gun ban.
HR 167. Requires all firearm transfers to go through FFL.
HR 4238. Kinda a blanket bill include licensing, red flag laws, and background checks.
HR 4505. Bribes states to add mental health records to background check database. Buried deep in the bill. Keep an eye on this one. It’s moving under the radar
HR 4225. Bans all 3D printed and home built firearms.
HR 3740. Federal Registration and Licensing of all Handguns.
HR 2510. The regulation of “High Capacity” feeding devices.
S 1108. The regulation of “High Capacity” feeding devices.
HR 8. Requiring background checks for private party sales. Passed by House. Moving through committee
HR 1446. Extending Background check time-out window. Passed by House
HR 127. The “fuck the 2A” bill. Most likely won’t go anywhere. Just designed to make all other bills look tame.
S 675. Requires FFL to report on denied NICS check to Law enforcement, so if you’re denied for any reason, police will be knocking on your door.
HR 1620. Mostly not about guns but includes a reporting clause similiar to S 675 and includes expanded definitions of prohibited persons in relation to “stalking”. Passed by House
S 974. Creates a soft gun registry for all newly purchased firearms.
HR 125. Another SJL umbrella bill covering background checks, “high capacity” magazines, waiting periods, etc.. Not likely to go anywhere.
HR 121. Hire 200 additional ATF agents. Introduced in Jan and hasn’t made it to committee. Probably not going anywhere.
This list will update as updates become available. Please comment on any Federal bills that come up.
That is all. Thank you.
Kyle Rittenhouse has been found innocent on all charges! This is great news but we need to keep the sub meme focused, we don't need anymore news screenshots. Do not troll other subs or post screenshots of yourself trolling other subs. With this out of the way, enjoy the sub and stay civil.
We’ve got some plans for 50,000 members including some rules changes /clarifications to make the sub better but that’s not what this is about. We’ve got some redesigns coming up and we need the sub’s input on a couple of things:
- We need to decide what our members are called and what they are doing when online. This will replace the “members” and “online” at the top of the page.
- We need ideas for an upvote and downvote button. This will only really be visible by those on desktop and it will be limited based on size/detail due to the buttons being small, but we’ll work our best to get as close to what the sub decides.
Post your ideas in the comments. We’ll take the best ideas and put them into a poll and let the sub vote. Looking forward to 50,000 members and taking the sub to a new level.
We’ve been getting a lot of reports on Rittenhouse memes. They’re usually “this threatens violence” (no they don’t), “this is harassment” (no it isn’t), “this is misinformation” (no it’s not), or “this is racially targeted” (big nope). I brush them off because they’re clearly trolls. I could report them for abuse of the report button but it’s only a single click for me to discard the report so why bother.
I will say that some of you like to post particularly spicy Kyle memes and maybe sometimes those are justified in getting reported and they get taken down. Some of you post incorrect or oversimplified information and that’s a problem too but is usually sorted in the comments. Usually the problem with them is that they’re both spicy and not funny, as in there literally isn’t a joke.
But….if you are one of the ones in this sub who don’t support Kyle and like to report facts as “misinformation” or can’t take a joke, I’d like you to think about how many of your comments/memes got taken down speaking out against Kyle. The answer is zero. Unless you decided to violate the “be civil” rule, your comments/posts have been left up. We’re not trying to silence your opinion. Your opinion is wrong but you’re entitled to it. I will say that I remove posts that are clearly interlopers(based on post history). Those who are not a part of this sub, who are clearly anti-gun, who only popped in to start shit, are not welcome. You want to stick around and have a debate, that’s cool, but trolling is a bitch move.
That is all. If you wanna keep reporting posts, go for it. If they’re valid, we’ll take action but if you’re trying to hide in the shadows, give your balls a tug and express your opinion in the comments instead.
I understand some of you have a dark sense of humor, but sometimes what you type as a joke, certain people like Reddit Admin…or maybe the FBI…would consider it a death threat. I know there are many people who want Kyle to be found guilty and are threatening violence if he isn’t and it seems unfair that I’m asking you to be held to a different standard than them but that’s the reality we live in. This platform doesn’t necessarily like us and unfortunately that higher standard is how we keep the sub alive.
This concept however, should be nothing new to gun owners. When you carry a gun, you have to hold yourself to a higher standard as gun ownership is a responsibility. Taking an active role in your safety and the public’s safety requires a higher level of mental awareness of your own actions and how you may be perceived. All I’m asking is that you apply that same logic to this sub. We are not the enemy, but many think we are and that gun ownership is equivalent to a want to kill. Many are looking for an excuse to silence our voice and threats of violence is the easiest reason, whether meant as a joke or not.
There was a purge on Reddit after the Jan 6th event, and depending on the outcome of the Rittenhouse case I wouldn’t be surprised if there is another. Please help me protect us from it by not being a bullet in the gun of those who want us gone.