The official Twitter account for the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), a pro-gun group, was suspended briefly just days before the massive Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, Arizona set to take place this weekend.
“The Second Amendment Foundation along with the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms are holding their annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix this weekend (TTAG will be there),” said a post on The Truth About Guns (TTAG).
TTAG posted the following image:
The Twitter account appears to be back online now, but the group remains displeased. Alan Gottlieb, president of SAF, reportedly said the following:
We’re shocked. In all our years on Twitter, our account has never been suspended and we have no idea what we allegedly did to bring this about. It’s interesting that it’s happened right before the Gun Rights Policy Conference this weekend.
Twitter, of course, has a history of censorship of conservatives and their ideas. The company suspended our own Laura Loomer, who had more than 260,000 followers, last November. Her crime was calling Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) “anti-Jewish,” and her ban was facilitated by the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Zahra Billoo. She is suing both Twitter and CAIR over the ban. (RELATED: Women’s March Trades Jew-Hating Board Member For A Worse Jew-Hating Board Member)
In its latest round of shenanigans, Twitter suspended the parody account Titiana McGrath, perhaps because it was such a realistic parody of the far-left that it was indistinguishable from their actual insanity.
The latest to be censored by Silicon Valley: the parody account of self-described “radical intersectional poet,” Titania McGrath.
McGrath’s account was created by British comedian and columnist Andrew Doyle in April 2018 to satirically mock “social justice warriors” on Twitter.
“She’s a po-faced young activist who, in spite of her immense privilege, is convinced that she is oppressed. She’s not a direct parody of an existing individual, but anyone who regularly reads opinion columns in the Guardian will be familiar with the type,” Doyle wrote, explaining why he created McGrath. “Given that such individuals are seemingly impervious to reason and would rather cry ‘bigot’ than engage in serious debate, satire seemed to be the only option.”
Doyle received notification Monday warning him McGrath was suspended from the platform for seven days for a post that “violates Twitter’s terms of service.”
SAF’s conference this weekend comes during a time of turmoil for Second Amendment supporters. President Donald J. Trump’s top aides are reportedly circling memos about advancing anti-Second Amendment gun control and background check policies. Many spineless weaklings in Congress seem poised to work with the political left on eroding Americans’ Second Amendment rights.
But Trump seems to be holding firm, according to Thursday morning reports:
“With the current controversies swirling around gun control and turmoil in the firearms community, and a crucial national election only 14 months away, it’s understandable why there is so much interest in this year’s conference,” Gottlieb reportedly said of this weekend’s conference. “We’re bringing together the ‘Who’s Who’ of gun rights activism and expertise for an informative, energizing and entertaining conference.”