GUN eBay Expands Its Anti-Gun Policy

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  1. Grouch

    Grouch Guest

    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=3186

    Friday, August 03, 2007

    Years ago, eBay banned the sale of all complete firearms on its online auction and shopping website. However, they did continue to allow the sale of parts and many accessories. This week, a spokesman for eBay announced that the company would ban the sale of all gun-and-ammunition-related parts and components.

    The ban is set to begin in mid-August, when eBay will prohibit the listing of “any firearm part that is required for the firing of a gun.” This prohibition will include, according to eBay, “bullet tips, brass casings and shells, barrels, slides, cylinders, magazines, firing pins, trigger assemblies, etc.” In explaining the decision to restrict these items, Matt Halprin, eBay’s Vice President, Trust & Safety, said, “After much consideration, the Trust & Safety policy team – along with our executive leaders at eBay Inc.– have made the decision to further restrict more of these items than federal and state regulations require.” [emphasis added]

    With this action, eBay sends the message that they don’t want, or appreciate, law-abiding gun owners’ business. By banning these legal products, eBay is adopting the anti-gun movement’s opposition to all legal gun ownership. Fortunately, gun owners and sportsmen have alternatives.

    The following companies operate websites designed for the buying and selling of firearms and related products: www.GunsAmerica.com; www.AuctionArms.com; and www.GunBroker.com.
     
  2. bigman7903

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    It's shit like this that makes people think guns are on some other level than a tool
     
  3. Soybomb

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    Whats that have to do with anything? No one is asking for a law to make them allow gun stuff to be sold. Gun owners need to know that ebay and paypal seriously don't want our business though. If this is a big deal to us we need to take our complaints to ebay or take our business elsewhere. Consumers dictating policy by continuing to do business there or taking their business elsewhere is really part of the core of the free market.
     

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