You Can Still Buy Guns On Facebook And A Congressman Wants To Know Why

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  1. Joe Link

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    Yeah, well you can still be a complete and total scumbag unfit to breathe the same air as human beings and still be in CON-gress and *I* want to know why.
     
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    "Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, gave Facebook two weeks to respond to the letter, though the company isn’t required to do so."

    Dear Mr Markey, go piss up a rope.

    Yours truly

    Facebook
     
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    I had no idea. So Zuckerberg runs an actual FFL and distributes firearms? Do you go to a local Facebook store to pick up your guns? Is that like an App store?
    Edit. That's sarcasm for those that didn't catch it.

    What f-ing idiots. This sounds more like a straw man argument to limit freedom of speech. But the limitations won't apply to the Black Panthers, BLM, or ISIS.
     
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    Dear Congressman Markey,

    What part of "GO F*** YOURSELF YOU PIECE OF S***!" do you NOT understand?!

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    The free people of the United States
     
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    Corrected your sentence.
     
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    Corrected your correction. :)
     
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    I like how Facebook bans gun sales but still, whenever I go on there, The ads that pop up on the side are for places that sell shooting supplies and firearms.
     
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    Don't have a Facebook account...
     
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    Pretty sure that's the browser using targeted ads based on your browsing history and not FB.
     
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    My daughter has come to me a few times, asking whether this or that gun is a good value (usually not). One of the times I asked, "where are you finding these ads?" She said, "Facebook." As I understand, it is done directly on FB from within groups. Whether they're private or not, I don't know.
     
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    Something must be done to address the Gun Ad Loophole! :rolleyes:
     
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    The article says that most of the gun trading groups are now marked "Secret" which is like "Private" only hidden, so the anti-gun people can't see the ads and don't report them. Apparently the only enforcement of the new rule is after a user reports a gun or ammunition posting.
     
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    Me either, but if I knew you could buy guns I'd start one!

    The easy answer, because criminals are on facebook
     
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    On the local Facebook pages where people "comment" on firearms posted to look at the way it works is Dude A posts a photo of his firearm giving details and then asks for comments or discussion as a private message. It would be at that time things like price would be discussed as would any other questions about the firearm.

    So its not even an actual ad on Facebook but only a solicitation for comment.

    Not a violation of FB rules.

    I belong to 2-3 of these types of Firearms "discussion" pages on FB. I hesitate to advertise them as they are trying their best to remain very quiet.
     
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    Amen brother.
     
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    Actually, something needs to be done to address the "lunacy that is Facebook" loophole.
     
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    Geez.... prohibition didn't work out very well, and THIS won't work either. Where there's a will, there's ALWAYS a way.



    Dumbarses. :rolleyes:
     
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