Joining the Gun Debate, Facebook Bans Private Firearm Sales

January 30, 2016 4:42 PM

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Joining the Gun Debate, Facebook Bans Private Firearm Sales

Facebook is banning private sales of guns on its flagship social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service, a move meant to clamp down on unlicensed gun transactions.

Facebook already prohibits people from offering marijuana, pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs for sale, and the company said on Friday that it was updating its policy to include guns. The ban applies to private, person-to-person sales of guns. Licensed gun dealers and gun clubs can still maintain Fac...

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