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By AWR Hawkins


Moms Demand Action Target Facebook & Instagram for Imaginary ‘Private Sale Loophole’

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Washington DC - -( Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) has launched a new campaign claiming Facebook and Instagram are “effectively hosting online gun shows.”

According to PR Newswire, MDA is asking “Facebook and Instagram to immediately enact a policy prohibiting all gun sales and trades of firearms on their platforms.” They want the two social media platforms to shut their “private sale loophole.”

MDA president Shannon Watts said Facebook and Instagram “are allowing private sales and trades that are not subject to background checks. It requires more information to open a Facebook account than it does to purchase a gun in a private sale on their platform.”

This new campaign comes on the heels of MDA’s unsuccessful attempts to have guns banned from Starbucks and Staples stores.

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  • 6 User comments to “Moms Demand Action Target Facebook & Instagram for Imaginary ‘Private Sale Loophole’”

    1. The phrase “private sale loophole” is antigun propaganda. It wasn’t an unintended consequence – a loophole. Private sales of firearms have always exsisted in this country.

    2. If moms raised their kids properly we wouldn’t be seeing all the crimes being committed with guns!

    3. If there were more in home punishment there would be less crime as well, to day parents are not even allowed to give their kids a timeout much of the time and a spanking that would put the parents in jail for life. So what are parents to do about their kids. kids today have absolutely no respect for the people around them. Today there are almost no summer camps that the kids can go to, so what do the kids do they hit the streets and join gangs and commit crimes.

    4. Not really a ‘new’ tactic as such, merely a different way of saying that ‘guns are evil’ and no one (well except the gummint minions) should have them. They’ve been saying the same old thing for well over 40 years that I personally know of……………

    5. I though MDA was Muscular Distrophy Association!

    6. Moms intentionally ignore the fact that these transactions must be executed through an FFL.

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