Facebook To Gun Dealers: It Doesn’t Matter If You Have A License

| August 5, 2016

Facebook To Gun Dealers: It Doesn’t Matter If You Have A License

Christopher Dover thought he was following the rules.A trained firearms instructor in eastern Texas, Dover had set up a Facebook group for gun dealers to advertise their weapons, something the social media giant said it would continue to allow when it banned private party gun sales in January. Dover titled the group “East Texas Firearms Marketplace,” and invited federally licensed gun dealers in the area to join. Soon, the group had attracted 16 local dealers, whose posts reached more than 900 members subscribed to the private page. “It was a different kind of group,” Dover explains, and one that was poised to grow in the wake of Facebook’s more restrictive rules aimed at eliminating unregulated gun sales that are common on the site. But a subtle change to the company’s policy–made without any public announcement–all but assured that wouldn’t happen.

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