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An investigation by VentureBeat found dozens of pages on Facebook where guns and gun accessories such as semi-automatic rifles, pistols, silencers and other equipment are sold. The pages go under names like Firearms Only Alamogordo, Guns for Sale, I Love Guns and Guns, Ammo & Blades. While these groups function as entirely legitimate ways for gun enthusiasts to connect and talk with each other as well as provide a venue for completely legal private transactions, they also provide an opportunity for unregulated, illegal sales of high-powered equipment to be sold under the radar and away from the eyes of the authorities.
photosetMar 01, 2014 12:53 pm
How do you mend a cold congressman’s heart? Well, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (the 130,000-member grassroots group) had an idea.
There have been 44 school shootings since Newtown in America, so these moms ran a campaign asking Congress to introduce responsible gun laws. They created these heart messages with their children, which they delivered to members of Congress in person and through social media, asking them to act.
See more here.
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Facebook has a policy against breastfeeding photos on their site. However, they are totally cool with gun owners selling guns without background checks to anyone who wants to make a deal. Facebook also recently launched the Look Back video feature, which many of you may have seen. So an organization made an amazing little Look Back video about how the gun market works on the world’s largest social media network. Let’s help Facebook get their priorities in check.
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Has anyone written anything yet about gunsplaining?
In my head, this would be the process by which men — always men, every single time — explain to me (or to you, of course) that each instance in which someone is accidentally shot by a loaded gun makes perfect sense from the perspective of gun owners and couldn’t possibly be avoided.
I propose the motto of the gunsplainer should be: “There’s always a risk to carrying a loaded gun but, you know, there’s a risk to everything. Is there a way to minimize this risk? I don’t care.”
It’s a long motto, admittedly. But I think it’s pretty accurate. And, anyhow, it’ll fit on a t-shirt a lot more cleanly than this slogan about how, just like loaded guns, lots of household items are also dangerous to kids:
I could find all the gunsplaining out there every time a five year old is shot and killed in his own home, every time a middle school security guard forgets a loaded weapon in the bathroom, every time someone loses a loaded gun at the movies or a restaurant, and every time a gun safety instructor shoots someone taking his class.
Needless to say, it’d all be unbelievably callous — “Sorry your kid died; sorry you got shot; sorry your ten year old found a loaded gun at school … but the most important thing is I can do what I want” — and it’d all revolve around the premise that there’s absolutely nothing that could possibly be done to prevent accidents.
Oh, I like this.
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