Well I opened up a can of worms with my local FreeCycle group, with the FreeCycle postings being over-run with people asking for bird cages, roll top desks, beds, rims for their cars, and other items, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and ask if anyone was wanting to give away their guns, I would be interested. Yes I had an ulterior motive to find out whether the administrators of the board were afraid of guns. After not seeing my post on the site for a few days, I decided that I would go fishing by posting this request again, I got a bite finally by someone I do not recognize on the site, a silent administrator perhaps. Here's the reply I was given: "FYI - to my knowledge one can not ask for guns on freecycle. I will refer this to Mark for a final ruling but that is why your post has not been posted." Of course I read through all the rules and regulations before posting my request, I failed to find any mention of not being able to ask for firearms. I did a little research and this seems to be an issue with other FreeCycle groups. I am not sure why it is an issue, but I plan on finding out. I requested the area of the rules that apply to the administrators position and I am waiting for a reply. When all is said and done, I believe FreeCycle gives each chapter the right to apply special rules, that being true it is their right to forbid gun trades and sales on their forum. I just wanted to rant and open a discussion on this if anyone finds it worthy.