Country Artist, Dustin Collins, attempted to boost his pro-Second Amendment song “Cold Dead Hands” on Facebook. Amid the gun control debate following the Las Vegas shooting, his song advertisement quickly met a Facebook rejection.
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Mr. Collins inquired about why Facebook had denied the ad and received a message stating that the ad boost “doesn’t comply with Advertising policies.”
Dustin reacted by telling his Facebook followers, “Tried to boost my pro-2nd Amendment song on Facebook #denied I guess I’ll have to write a First Amendment song next.”
He then tried to boost the “Cold Dead Hands” video again, and received a message that said:
The ad caption read, “Tired of seeing people trash your rights? Let them know how you feel with Cold Dead Hands … a big leap into the real world” with this video:
Back in August, Breitbart News published an interview with Collins in which he said:
America was built on guns. We took our freedom from the English. If it wasn’t for guns we’d be having tea and biscuits instead of steak and beer. It’s that kind of thing to me. Without the Second Amendment there is no First Amendment. There’s nothing that stops anybody from coming and taking what you worked hard for. To me it’s just a very simple fact of life; it’s freedom, that’s what owning a gun is. It’s the very foundation of freedom.
Readers can learn about Collins at DustinCollinsMusic.com.
UPDATE: Since the writing of this article we received notification from Dustin Collins that, after multiple attempts and fan backlash, Facebook did finally approve the ad. He posted this on his Facebook page:
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