This will stop all the criminals from getting guns, I’m sure. Just another reason I’ll never get back on Facebook.
The ban applies to private, person-to-person sales of guns, but posts by licensed gun dealers are okay. Facebook already prohibits unauthorized dealers to purchase, sell, or trade prescription drugs, illegal drugs, or marijuana.
Although Facebook has never been directly involved in gun sales, users have created groups used specifically for the sale of firearms.
Facebook updated it’s policy in 2014 to limit the sale of guns due to pressure from gun control groups. The company pushed forth efforts to block attempted sales to felons, minors or across state lines without an FFL.
They are a private company and are entitled to set their own rules. Just as I’m entitled to not use any of their social networking applications!