Ebay Banning Gun Parts

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Adam5, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Dear Valued AuctionArms customer:


    You may have heard the recent news or received a message from EBay that they have taken yet another anti-Second Amendment position (their first was in 1999 when they abandoned their firearms sellers) . They are now, once again, abandoning their good and faithful customers who sell firearms parts, ammunition reloading components and reloading gear. Here is that announcement:


    ***Message from Matt Halprin – New Listing Restrictions on Gun Parts***


    July 30, 2007 | 10:00AM PST/PT




    Matt Halprin

    Hello everyone…In mid-August, we will be updating our Firearms, Weapons and Knives Policy to place more restrictions around gun-related items. Once these changes take effect, we will prohibit listings of any firearm part that is required for the firing of a gun. This includes items like bullet tips, brass casings and shells, barrels, slides, cylinders, magazines, firing pins, trigger assemblies, etc. Please read the Firearms, Weapons and Knives Policy for more details on our current policy.

    As you may know, eBay does not allow the listing of any items which are regulated by individual states or the federal government; however, there are still a large number of firearm-related parts that are legal and are widely available in retail stores. These items have also historically been allowed on eBay.

    After learning that some items purchased on eBay may have been used in the tragedy at Virginia Tech in April 2007, we felt that revisiting our policies was not only necessary, but the right thing to do. After much consideration, the Trust & Safety policy team – along with our executive leaders at eBay Inc. – have made the decision to further restrict more of these items than federal and state regulations require.

    This new update continues to encourage safety among our community members and brings our policies in the U.S. and Canada in closer alignment with our existing policies in other markets around the globe.

    Sincerely,

    Matt Halprin
    Vice President, Trust & Safety
     
  2. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    :oops: I posted this in another topic after you did. Just saw this topic.
     

  3. Claire

    Claire New Member

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    I sold a lot on ebay for about 2 yrs back in the day when they first started

    after that I bailed outta there because of all sorts of policies

    now I really don't like them
     
  4. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Personally, I would rather purchase gun parts from companies that support the 2nd anyway. Any parts that I could get on E-bay, I can get through Auction Arms or Gunbroker. Some other collectibles I don't have the option, but for firearm parts I do.