Forbes recently reported that Facebook and Instagram (remember that 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 and Mayors Against Illegal Guns – to “put pressure on Facebook to prohibit the private selling or trading of guns on its platforms, a practice that’s as widespread as it is unregulated.”
Two of the country’s most influential gun control groups are in talks with Facebook’s legal team in an effort to see gun sales banned on the world’s largest social network and its sister site Instagram.
Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America has partnered with Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns to put pressure on Facebook to prohibit the private selling or trading of guns on its platforms — a practice that’s as widespread as it is unregulated.
“Facebook and Instagram are enabling people to sell weapons, often with no questions asked and no background checks required,” said Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ spokesperson Erika Soto Lamb.
Rumor has it, this is a video from a Moms/MAIG planning meeting 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. 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 guidelines for weapons (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.