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Social Media Giants Limit Illegal Gun Sales

Two major players in social media announced big rules changes this week and it could have a big impact on the second amendment debate.  Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram will no longer allow posts that illegally market firearms.

After pressure from law enforcement and advocacy groups, the social media giants will remove any status, picture or group that looks to sell guns in a way that violates both state and federal law.  Violations will include selling firearms to minors, making sales with the intent to bypass background checks, selling over state lines or selling guns like assault rifles to states where they are banned.      

While Facebook and Instagram will not be policing the posts themselves, they will block or delete offending posts as reported by either users or law enforcement officials.

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