In an effort to curb criticism from gun control advocates on the growing use of social networks to avoid the checks and controls on the sale of firearms, Facebook and Instagram also prohibit users under 18 years see arms deals.
Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram deleted all publications that offer to buy or sell weapons without a background check, announced the company that owns the largest social network in the world.
“We will not allow people to post offers to sell regulated objects that indicates the intention of evading or assisting others to evade the law,” Facebook said, quoted by Reuters.
maneuver the world’s largest social network and Instagram can rekindle an intense debate about the right to have weapons in the U.S., after a series of shootings across the country.
“Unfortunately, the” private sale loophole ‘allows anonymous parts sell guns without background check, and simply too many ways for criminals, minors and other persons who are prohibited from buying them readily obtainable – with just the click of a mouse “