FB policy change.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sentryau2, Jan 29, 2016.

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  1. Sentryau2

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    So Facebook is now going to ban the private sale of firearms on its website. I suggest we contact every ad company we come across and explain to them we will not be doing business with them ever due to facebooks policy on firearms.
     
  2. TennJed

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    This is really a bummer for me. I have done a LOT of buying, selling, and trading on facebook
     
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    Do you have a link to the actual text of the policy?
     
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    You need to provide a primary source for this info, not something repeated.
     
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    The saddest part is most of the gun owners that are members will keep right on with it, letting them make billions selling your personal information.
     
  8. grimjaw

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    It would never have occurred to me to list a firearm for sale on facebook. Even if I had known people regularly do it, I still wouldn't have. This doesn't directly affect me, though, since I deleted my facebook account some time ago.
     
  9. elano

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    I'm deleting my fb over this nonsense.
     
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    Sadly I communicate with my extended family via FB. This decision still sucks, despite the fact that I don't often buy sell or trade guns over FB. I have made a few deals over the years this way. A lot of the groups are looking for loopholes and workarounds. Just considering the vast amount of guns advertised on FB, and the fact that the policy seems to rely on individuals reporting groups and posts, enforcement of this may be sporadic at best.
     
  11. Jackal

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    And people will still sell guns on FB, they will just be more careful with their listings. Much like Ebay.
     
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    Face Book?

    What is this Face Book of which you speak?

    They sure won't lose my business, because they never had it in the first place.

    rc
     
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    Bingo ^^^^
     
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    Never had a FB account and I never will. It always struck me as nothing more than a distraction for insecure adolescents or a hook up tool for cheaters. History suggests my analysis was mostly dead on.
     
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    In addition to FFLs and individuals openly advertising firearms for sale here are FB groups just for firearms and related sales. One I'm in, that I just sold some milsurp .303 through, just went from Private to Secret. FB is going to ban individual sales of firearms while continuing to allow companies and clubs to continue with advertising sales, but they're depending upon their users to report such sales instead of monitoring for them. I'm assuming the group I'm in has shifted to Secret in response to this since no one will see they're there if not a member. I don't know if that will do any good since going to Secret would be an indicator of such activity.
     
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    I'd boycott the FB if I ever used it. But I never did. So I can't.
     
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    Facebook to Ban Private Gun Sales On Its Site

    They announced that sales by licensed dealers would be allowed to continue, but private sales between individuals, regardless of it's legality in many states, would be banned. It's a private enterprise, so they can do what they like. Be interesting to see the fallout among many of their clients in regards this. Hopefully this does not set a precedent for other sites to follow.

    Here's an article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/technology/facebook-gun-sales-ban.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
     
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    I do not have a Face Book account and never bothered to get one. My GF has one and she looses several hours a week on it that she can never get back.:D Kind of like the CB radio craze years ago. Anyone that wants to pay attention can see what you are doing most of the time IF you post it. So there MIGHT be this thought or other similar by some not so savory individuals. Ahh they are going on vacation for a week---Lets see, do they have anything there that I want? :scrutiny: Anything that needs a nanny to make sure you stay politically correct------NO THANKS.
     
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    no big deal, just work out a "secret code" and continue buying, selling and trading.
     
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    The GOA alerts and the postings by Evan Nappen (famous NJ firearms lawyer) are both still worth keeping Facebook. Only once I saw a friend post a sale for firearm and it was just a regular message post. I think he sold it in 20 minutes!.
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    Whole lot of truth in this post. It's a shame when FB is the only avenue to keep in touch w/ your family. I have never had a FB account and never will. It sure makes people lazy. No one ever calls you to invite you to parties and such anymore. But that's another discussion.

    This move doesn't surprise me. From a legal standpoint they are washing their hands of it. Can't say I blame them w/ how big the company is. As usual, vote w/ your wallet. Or in this case their wallet.
     
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    I will miss my FaceBook account, but as of this morning it is gone. I have never bought or sold a firearm through FaceBook, but tried commenting on a post this morning and was not allowed. The post was critical of their policy, not trying to sell anything. ZuckerFeurer shut down the post and any replies to it. Any media that I use for communication that is censored like that (nothing illegal going on mind you) I do not want to be part of. And I think anyone that still uses FB may want to think about what if any principles they want to stand for. Yes, I will miss my account, but it is gone.
     
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    FWIW, all the groups I'm part of are still active, business as usual. This may change, but until it does, the sky isn't falling.
     
  25. CoalTrain49

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    People who use FB have no idea who's using it and the reasons they have for using it.

    If they did they wouldn't use it.
     
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