Forbes recently reported that Facebook and Instagram (remember thatÂ Instagram is owned by Facebook) are in talks with two of the most heinous anti-liberty groups in America – Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense andÂ Mayors Against Illegal Guns – to “put pressure on Facebook to prohibit the private selling or trading of guns on its platforms, a practice thatâ€™s as widespread as it is unregulated.”
Two of the countryâ€™s most influential gun control groups are in talks with Facebookâ€™s legal team in an effort to see gun sales banned on the worldâ€™s largest social network and its sister site Instagram.
Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America has partnered with Michael Bloombergâ€™s Mayors Against Illegal Guns to put pressure on Facebook to prohibit the private selling or trading of guns on its platforms â€” a practice thatâ€™s as widespread as it is unregulated.
â€œFacebook and Instagram are enabling people to sell weapons, often with no questions asked and no background checks required,â€ said Mayors Against Illegal Gunsâ€™ spokesperson Erika Soto Lamb.
Rumor has it,Â this is a video from a Moms/MAIG planning meetingÂ where they discussed their gun control agenda.
At any rate, technically they are correct. If you want to post a gun for sale on your Facebook or Instagram page, there’s nothing stopping you, and more importantly, you haven’t broken any laws.
Unfortunately, those days are numbered, as I expect Facebook to eventually give in to Moms/MAIG and ban “gun sales.” I also see this as only the first step.Â In my opinion, Facebook will eventually cave and go the way of PayPal, banning anything to do with the sale of guns/weapons. Don’t think so? Take a peek at Facebook’s ad guidelinesÂ for weaponsÂ (read Facebook’s revenue model) and then get back to me.
It’s only a matter of time, and those of us who are pro-liberty need to find a different social media platform.Â