Guns Across America

Community Guidelines

Respect the Guns Across America Community

We ask that you respect all of our users and show them the kindness that you would like to be shown. Every cool new community feature on Guns Across America involves a certain level of trust. We trust you to be responsible, and millions of users respect that trust. Please be one of them.

Don't Cross the Line

Here are some common-sense rules that will help you steer clear of trouble:

  • Guns Across America is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your post or link, don't post it on Guns Across America. Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child exploitation.
  • Don't post links describing bad stuff like animal abuse, drug abuse, under-age drinking and smoking, or bomb making.
  • Articles that might contain graphic or gratuitous violence will be tolerated if it is posted in the news or stories and in the context that will not violate the Terms of Service. However images that are graphic in nature will not be tolerated. If your post describes someone being physically hurt, attacked, or humiliated, it better not be offensive to other members nor violate the Terms of Service.
  • Guns Across America is not a shock site. Don't post gross-out links of accidents, dead bodies or similar things intended to shock or disgust.
  • We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. But we don't permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).
  • Things like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people's personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate the Terms of Service are taken very seriously. Anyone caught doing these things may be permanently banned from Guns Across America.
  • Everyone hates spam. Don't create misleading descriptions, tags, titles or thumbnails in order to increase views. It's not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments.

Please take these rules seriously and take them to heart. Don't try to look for loopholes or try to lawyer your way around the guidelines-just understand them and try to respect the spirit in which they were created. If you'd like more details you can Contact Us.

We Enforce These Guidelines

Okay, this one is more about us than you. Guns Across America staff review flagged post 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate our Community Guidelines. When they do, we remove them. Sometimes a post doesn't violate our Community Guidelines, but may not be appropriate for everyone. These post may be age-restricted. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination. If your account is terminated, you won't be allowed to create any new accounts.

Guns Across America is for the Community

Remember that this is your community! Each and every user of Guns Across America makes the site what it is, so don't be afraid to dig in and get involved!

  • Have fun with the site. Write a Review or Story or even make a video Review or Story. Reference a News Article that others will be interested in reading.
  • Let folks know what you think. Feedback's part of the experience, and when done with respect, can be a great way to make friends, share stories, and make your time on Guns Across America richer.
  • You may not like everything you see. Some of the content here may offend you if you find that it violates our Terms of Service, then please Contact Us to submit it for review by Guns Across America staff.

Community Guideline Tips

Want a little more insight into the limits and exceptions in the Community Guidelines? Here are some helpful examples and tips (click on a tip to view its details):

Hate Speech

"Hate speech" refers to content that promotes hatred against members of a protected group. For instance, racist or sexist content may be considered hate speech. Sometimes there is a fine line between what is and what is not considered hate speech. For instance, it is generally okay to criticize a nation, but not okay to make insulting generalizations about people of a particular nationality.

Dangerous Illegal Acts

We draw the line at content that's intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous, illegal activities that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death. This means not posting instructions on things like instructional bomb making, ninja assassin training, sniper attacks, videos that train terrorists, or tips on illegal drugs.


Post involving children (anyone under the age of 18) are particularly sensitive. Post containing children should never be sexually suggestive or violent. Please be cautious when posting something involving a child.


Don't post other people's personal information, including phone numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, and government IDs. We're serious about keeping our users safe and suspend accounts that violate people's privacy.


It comes down to respect. Guns Across America is all about sharing and interacting with the community in respectful ways. If you're not sure whether a post you've made crosses the line, follow a simple rule of thumb: if you wouldn't say it to someone's face, don't say it on Guns Across America. And if you're looking to attack, harass, demean, or impersonate others, go elsewhere.


Impersonating another users, using a similar username, or posing as that person in reviews, emails or post is considered harassment. If you want to keep your account, stay away from participating in any form of impersonation or harassing activity on the site.


Users shouldn't feel threatened when they're on Guns Across America. Period. Don't leave threatening responses on other people's post.