Important: "Facebook And Instagram In Talks With Gun Control Advocates Seeking To Ban Gun Sales On Social Sites"
Two of the country’s most influential gun control groups are in talks with Facebook’s legal team in an effort to see gun sales banned on the world’s largest social network and its sister site Instagram.Their attempt is to show some anecdotal examples instead of dealing with the issue of systematic effects. Could the criminals have gotten weapons from other sources? Does the ban raise the cost of law-abiding citizens getting guns? Virtually all the people stopped by background checks are law-abiding citizens. These are questions that aren't ever raised by gun control proponents. Hopefully enough people will let Facebook and Instagram know their opposition to this change before it happens.
Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America has partnered with Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns to put pressure on Facebook to prohibit the private selling or trading of guns on its platforms — a practice that’s as widespread as it is unregulated.
“Facebook and Instagram are enabling people to sell weapons, often with no questions asked and no background checks required,” said Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ spokesperson Erika Soto Lamb. . . . .