For the many gun owners who frequent Facebook, it appears that it’s business as usual, which has at least one gun-control advocates up in arms.
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Back in March, following pressure from Everytown for Gun Safety, Facebook announced that it would make several changes to its policies regarding firearms that would work toward keeping guns out of the hands of those prohibited from possessing them: minors, felons, mental defectives, domestic abusers.
When examining the policy changes, it became clear that there wasn’t a real overhaul to how Facebook users utilized the social media platform to discuss, buy, sell and trade firearms. In other words, there was no ban put in place blocking users from using forums to meet prospective buyers and sellers.
Instead, Facebook enhanced its community-sourced policing, stepped up education and public outreach on the issue and ensured that rather obvious boiler-plate disclosures and acknowledgments, e.g. “Sellers and buyers must comply with all local laws,” were made visible on relevant pages.