Facebook Marketplace: For Sale AK-47?

So this is being quickly put out there, but in the Facebook Marketplace, I just witnessed an AK-47 for sale. Does this seem at odds with the normal rules on gun sales. I’ll have to look at this closer but doing a quick search on ebay for AK-47 or even looking for guns in general reveals nothing more than parts and airsoft rifles. Facebook may have just developed a new problem. I’m going to look into the regulations governing gun sales, especially online, but it is my understanding that you have to preform a background search on the person before the sale can be finalized.

More on this as it develops.

Update (16 Dec. 2007 1:52pm) The sale of guns online looks iffy at best according to this article from Internet Business Law Services.

Update (16 Dec. 2007 2:33pm) Facebook Marketplace Guidelines do not allow firearms to be sold.

Update (16 Dec. 2007 6:56pm) An AR-22 was also placed for sale today, in the same marketplace.

Justin Yost is a full-time Software Engineer and a part time educator. A graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in computer science, Justin relishes programming and learning more about anything and everything. When not working, Justin occasionally gives talks at the local PHP Meetup. In his free time, Justin enjoys backpacking and reading science fiction books.


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4 comments on “Facebook Marketplace: For Sale AK-47?
  1. really???? it could be an airsoft…hopefully

  2. jtyost2 says:

    No it was a real live AK-47.

  3. really???? it could be an airsoft…hopefully

  4. jtyost2 says:

    No it was a real live AK-47.

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