Under pressure from the Brady Campaign and our partners, Facebook released an updated gun policy today. Some will call this a victory; we strongly disagree.
Facebook’s new policy continues to allow unlicensed sellers to advertise guns for sale – a policy we have told Facebook makes it far too easy for dangerous people to buy guns without a Brady background check.
Share your disappointment with Facebook and tell them prohibiting unlicensed sellers from posting guns for sale will help prevent dangerous people from buying guns.
While other online communities, like Google and Craigslist, have sent a clear message by prohibiting unlicensed sellers to advertise guns for sale, Facebook continues to put the interests of the corporate gun lobby ahead of public safety.
The solution is simple. Facebook should prohibit any posts that advertise the unlicensed sale or transfer of firearms in the United States.
Because you and I both know it’s only a matter of time before a gun purchased through Facebook is used in a terrible tragedy. We can’t let that happen.
Tell Facebook today they need to do more to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
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