Written with contribution from Sheriff David Clarke
The largest gun forum on the internet, AR15.com, has been booted off its web host as President Donald Trump, his supporters, and free speech social media network Parler have also faced censorship and deplatforming from major internet companies.
The Federalist reports that on Monday, GoDaddy terminated the gun forum without providing any example of the alleged violation of the web host’s “terms of service.”
ARFCOM Is Down. We've been booted from GoDaddy and are looking for an alternative solution.
The site will return athttps://www.ar15-backup.com
Standby for more information
— AR15.COM (@AR15COM) January 11, 2021
AR15.com leadership quickly created a temporary URL for “freedom lovers and firearm enthusiasts” to continue using the forum.
“On Monday, January 11, 2021, I received notice from our site registrar that AR15.com had violated their terms of service and that AR15.com would be shut down immediately,” President and Co-Founder of the gun site Juan Avila told The Federalist in a statement.
“The registrar’s decision to de-platform AR15.com was final and no method to appeal was offered.”
“It remains unclear specifically what content allegedly violated the registrar’s terms of service,” he added.
This sounds all too familiar to anyone who has been falling for the ever-increasing censorship of conservatives across the internet.
GoDaddy told The Federalist that AR15.com “both promotes and encourages violence” but did not provide any specific examples of this actually happening.
They simply gave the gun forum 24 hours to find a new home on the web.
Avila, however, says that they’ve already found “a new, First Amendment-friendly site registrar” to set up shop, although the transition might take a few days.
The first step in a socialist takeover is to silence any and all opposition. It is underway.