GUN eBay to become even more strict on gun parts

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Hello everyone…In mid-August, we will be updating our Firearms, Weapons and Knives Policy to place more restrictions around gun-related items. Once these changes take effect, we will prohibit listings of any firearm part that is required for the firing of a gun. This includes items like bullet tips, brass casings and shells, barrels, slides, cylinders, magazines, firing pins, trigger assemblies, etc. Please read the Firearms, Weapons and Knives Policy for more details on our current policy.
    As you may know, eBay does not allow the listing of any items which are regulated by individual states or the federal government; however, there are still a large number of firearm-related parts that are legal and are widely available in retail stores. These items have also historically been allowed on eBay.

    After learning that some items purchased on eBay may have been used in the tragedy at Virginia Tech in April 2007, we felt that revisiting our policies was not only necessary, but the right thing to do. 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.

    This new update continues to encourage safety among our community members and brings our policies in the U.S. and Canada in closer alignment with our existing policies in other markets around the globe.


    Sincerely,

    Matt Halprin
    Vice President, Trust & Safety
     
  2. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Sucks, but not surprising.

    I don't know how many people I've seen selling complete rifles in multiple auctions by using fuzzy descriptions :rofl:
     
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    there goes any opportunity to find memorabilia for my garand :(
     
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    Mr. Halprin,
    I was quite saddened to read that ebay will be placing even more strict
    policies on firearm related items. The policies were already more strict
    than laws are. A large number of hobbyists use ebay for things brass casings
    and small parts. I don't believe its fair or accurate to say that the
    deranged actions of a mad man are going to be influenced either way by
    ebay's policies. This only harms the shooting community and further sours
    our relationship with ebay and paypal, two companies we already feel
    unwelcome doing business with. I encourage you to reconsider this policy in
    the future and to be more logical and less reactionary.

    Thank you,
     
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    lol, why don't they just stop allowing the sale of anything firearm related. the rules are so fucking muddled already
     
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    Not surprising at all. Cho got the fame he wanted.
     
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    Mr. Halprin,

    I am disappointed to read today that Ebay is increasing its restrictions on guns parts. In response to the VA Tech shooting, the shooter could have bought the magazines at plenty of other online auction sites and online stores, and ebay changing their policies will have no effect on this or causing a reduction in crime. I'm saddened to say that this policy change is more of a "feel good" change then to cause any reduction in gun violence. More people die daily in automobile accidents then from gun shootings, however, Ebay still allows car auctions. I request you to reconsider your policy change.

    Sincerely,
     
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