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Facebook Shuts Down Controversial Gun Shop Contest

CBS Pittsburgh
April 24, 2013

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — A McKeesport gun shop’s giveaway contest had to be postponed because Facebook shut down the Pittsburgh Tactical Firearm’s page.

The contest was to give away an AR-15, ammunition, and other gear, valued at some $10,000 dollars. The company has done many of the giveaways, their most recent was back in February.

KDKA-AM’s Robert Mangino spoke with Pittsburgh Tactical Firearm’s Owner Eric Lowry about his gun shop’s giveaway who says they’ve never had any problems up until now.

 

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Lowry says the gun shop even paid Facebook $5,000 dollars to advertise their giveaway, and all their Facebook ads were approved by the company.

“They took our money without a problem, but as soon as somebody brought media attention to it, they shut us down.” Lowry said.

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