Facebook and Instagram are currently being used to facilitate sales and trades of firearms between private sellers.
Most of these sales and trades can take place without background checks, meaning that there’s no way to stop a Facebook or Instagram user from potentially selling a gun to a felon, a domestic abuser or another dangerous person who would otherwise be prohibited from obtaining a gun.
Send a letter to Facebook and Instagram's chief executives and tell them to end this social media gun show now.
Dear Mr. Zuckerberg and Mr. Systrom,
Your platforms unfortunately allow users to buy, sell, and trade firearms without requiring criminal background checks.
Other online platforms including Craigslist, eBay, and Google+ have already prohibited these sales.
I ask that you put an end to this completely unmonitored, unregulated social media gun show and ban all gun sales from your platforms immediately.