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Gunowners dating she nice!

We’ll admit: we’d not heard of the dating app Bumble until now, but if you’re a gun enthusiast looking for that special someone to spend time with at the gun range, you might want to hold off downloading it.

We thought wearing an orange pin to the Oscars was the least effective thing you could do to prevent mass shootings, but Bumble is really onto something with its ban on photos including guns (active military or law enforcement in uniform excepted).

We were founded with safety, respect and kindness in mind. As mass shootings continue to devastate communities across the country, it’s time to state unequivocally that gun violence is not in line with our values, nor do these weapons belong on Bumble. https://t.co/fC4rPlGJ8ypic.twitter.com/Qmy7zLatRP

— Bumble (@bumble) March 5, 2018

Bumble writes:

As mass shootings continue to devastate communities across the country, it’s time to state unequivocally that gun violence is not in line with our values, nor do these weapons belong on Bumble.

From today on, we will begin the process of moderating all new and previously uploaded photos for the presence of guns. Our terms and conditions will be updated to reflect this decision.

Bumble is also making a $100,000 donation to March For Our Lives, the organization founded by the brave young survivors of the Parkland tragedy. We stand with them, and join them in working towards a non-violent future.

That’s a big donation — not George Clooney big or Oprah Winfrey big, but still pretty big.

Finally, a REAL solution to mass shootings https://t.co/EXsl8kQN35

— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) March 6, 2018

Wow bumble just solved gun violence https://t.co/8yltiknNWj

— Austin City Limits (@_Lunacris_) March 6, 2018

Silly people who created silly app make silly decision. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/I6iCkeoWgS

— Alo Konsen (@OhioCoastie) March 6, 2018

So the dating app Bumble bans its users from posting pictures of them with firearms. An app that prides itself on women’s empowerment doesn’t want them to show themselves as hunters and sportswomen. https://t.co/TPNZGAEqGI

— Matthew Prewett (@matthewprewett) March 6, 2018

Aww, yes! Because women would NEVER want someone to know they don’t play around with their self-defense 🙄 https://t.co/bsmeXuveJf

— Antonia Okafor (@antonia_okafor) March 6, 2018

Meanwhile @Bumble, a dating app premised on a system based on informed choice and consent rather than blind swiping, has asserted without pause that its users who are gun enthusiasts are inherently violent 🖕 https://t.co/eUbQ6yHOBZ

— Amy Miller (@ThatAmyMiller) March 6, 2018

This is a problem. This is dangerous. This reinforces the objectively wrong assertion that gun ownership is analogous to instability and violence.

— Amy Miller (@ThatAmyMiller) March 6, 2018

But that's the thing: this demonizes average, everyday gun owners by comparing them to people who commit mass shootings. The people who will showcase pics with guns on their dating profiles aren't going to be mass murderers, but gun enthusiasts who want to find similar people. https://t.co/GCwvPnBlP3

— Ashley Rae (@Communism_Kills) March 6, 2018

I understand the calls for stricter gun control, but demonizing law-abiding people who enjoy shooting for hobby or sport deligitimizes reasonable voices demanding action. https://t.co/GByEVdWxDP

— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) March 6, 2018

This is a dating app. I guess when virtue-signaling is demanded, all shall virtue-signal, no matter how ludicrous. https://t.co/WZ7cZoTuxx

— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) March 6, 2018

Most gun owners have better things to do with their time than mess around on stupid dating apps.

I literally had no idea what this garbage was until just a few minutes ago. https://t.co/l1HwrSpFBX

— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) March 6, 2018

Next let's ban photos of people with dogs because some people are allergic. https://t.co/S2wI6Koz8I

— Brittany Rubinstein (@BrittRubinstein) March 6, 2018

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018/03/05/theyre-helping-mass-shootings-inspire-dating-app-to-ban-photos-including-guns/