Next thing you know they will be targeting homemade Soft Drinks and Private Chicken Farmers.
By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- 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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