Facebook and selling firearms

Waynzee

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So, does anybody know if Facebook can legally block you from selling firearms in their market place?
 

Dosh

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Haven't seen any firearms for sale on FB here in Az. I have seen components only for sale though. The only site we could buy and sell here was Backpage, but the site was shut down due to shady sexual ads. I have a couple rifles to sell and no local outlets.
 

Monttrap04

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They will ban you from using your account if you sell firearms. Usually just a few days but then 30, and then they threaten a permanent ban.
 

just country

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morning, who uses the facebook communist gun hating
network. these people hate repo's. we r the future
we r the undesirables and proud of the fact. justme gbot tum
 

gohring3006

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I was banned for a political post, then banned again for selling a rifle scope. I would probably be permanently banned if I sold a gun. They flagged my account, and watch everything I do.
 

Waynzee

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I was banned for a political post, then banned again for selling a rifle scope. I would probably be permanently banned if I sold a gun. They flagged my account, and watch everything I do.
I will probably be banned over this too I keep posting a rifle for sale, and they keep sending me a message that there was an error with my posting. (Love the challenge)
 

Monttrap04

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I am an FFL and have a facebook page for my business which by their guidelines was just fine when I set up the page. A few months ago I started getting banned from facebook every once in a while for posting guns directly on my business page. However, if I post a gun on armslist or gunbroker and just share the link on my page it doesn't seem to create a problem.

Even when I could post directly on my business page I would get hammered if I "shared" a link to my page through my personal account.

The last time I got a 30 day ban (just got done with it about a week ago :) ) I got nailed because I asked in a Ruger M77 forum if anyone had a 77/357 they "wanted to discuss".
 

Waynzee

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Never was, never will be on Facebook.
I go on there cause my relatives are on and I can converse with them. But I got a notion a while ago to try and sell a rifle on there even though their policy doesn't allow it. Like I stated before,, love the challenge and maybe they would kick me off there it sure as hell wouldn't break my heart. lol.
 

FEENIX

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I go on there cause my relatives are on and I can converse with them. But I got a notion a while ago to try and sell a rifle on there even though their policy doesn't allow it. Like I stated before,, love the challenge and maybe they would kick me off there it sure as hell wouldn't break my heart. lol.

Same here! I filter what I want to see and don't sweat things unnecessarily.
 

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