Friday, January 29, Social Media Site FACEBOOK announced they will BAN their users from coordinating/completing PRIVATE GUN SALES on the network, and also on Mobile Network INSTAGRAM!!!
The measure does not affect licensed gun dealers or transactions completed away from the site.
USA TODAY reports:
Facebook and Instagram users will no longer be able to offer or coordinate the private sale of firearms, gun parts and ammunition, the company said. That brings firearms in line with Facebook's ban on the private sales of marijuana, pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs.
Users can't buy and sell guns on Facebook itself but gun enthusiasts often connect there and sometimes make arrangements to buy, sell and trade guns.
In March 2014, Facebook took steps to limit sales of firearms including blocking minors from seeing posts about gun sales and trades and by requiring Facebook pages primarily used to promote the private sale of regulated goods and services to include language that reminds users to comply with laws and regulation.
At the time, an investigation by the technology blog
VentureBeat found that adults and children were connecting on Facebook pages devoted to guns to buy, sell and trade firearms, sometimes in violation of federal and state gun laws.
In reference to FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and other social media outlets, FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT speaks to stemming the tide of danger::
"emerging threats for unlawful gun transactions in the United States."
FACEBOOK Head of Product Policy MONICA BICKERT said in an email;
"Over the last two years, more and more people have been using Facebook to discover products and to buy and sell things to one another. We are continuing to develop, test, and launch new products to make this experience even better for people and are updating our regulated goods policies to reflect this evolution."NEWSWEEK reports MOMS DEMAND ACTION For GUN SENSE In AMERICA (MDAGSA) Founder SHANNON WATTS said:
"Moms are grateful for the leadership shown by Facebook today. Our continued relationship with Facebook resulted in today's even stronger stance, which will prevent dangerous people from getting guns and save American lives.”
It is now OFFICIAL... NO MORE USING FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM to BUY GUNS, WEED, PILLS, And DOPE!!!