Florida, your antics really aren't funny anymore. http://t.co/B6gZGpVoa8
Great editorial on the importance of Washingtonians voting to expand background checks to ALL gun sales this Nov.! http://t.co/ssw7m2A0lD
RT @NBCNightlyNews: LATEST: 2 U.S. Marshals, 1 NYPD officer shot in Manhattan; suspect dead http://t.co/WPDjCM5eRF @NBCNewYork...
Terrible tragedy out of South Carolina, where a child died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. http://t.co/W6kKSCE6SL #ASKingSavesKids
READ our statement on the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals "Docs. vs. Glocks" ruling this weekend. http://t.co/7yty3XBZTp
Another tragic and deadly weekend in Chicago, where yet again a child was caught in the crossfire. http://t.co/kndEWRFFRZ
Great article on the 12 important questions every parent should ask before their child's play date! #ASKingSavesKids http://t.co/g6hIaA27DD
Interesting look from an outside perspective on the relationship between children and guns in the US. http://t.co/6wzvGKwVX8
New details show the Boston Marathon bomber got his gun through a private transfer from a heroin dealer. http://t.co/CAt4jGq967
BREAKING NEWS in Pennsylvania where there are reports of a shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. http://t.co/jHvrtvCKKh

New Facebook Policy Will Not Do Enough to Prevent Unchecked Gun Sales According to the Brady Campaign

March 5, 2014 Jennifer Fuson 202-370-8128 Jfuson [at] bradymail [dot] org

Statement from Dan Gross, Heidi Yewman, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

“This new policy is not a victory because Facebook continues to make it too easy for dangerous people to evade a background check when buying guns. A mere warning to follow the law and community-based reporting will not do enough to prevent unchecked gun sales to dangerous people,” says Daniel Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “As we and thousands of others have told Facebook, unlicensed gun sales have no place on the social network. Facebook should prohibit all posts that advertise the unlicensed sale or transfer of firearms in the United States. Sadly, it’s only a matter of time before a gun purchased through Facebook without a background check is used in a terrible tragedy. ”

“Facebook and Instagram are great platforms to share opinions, memories and photos, but they shouldn’t be providing opportunities for criminals to evade background checks and get guns,” says Heidi Yewman, spokesperson for the Million Mom March and Brady Campaign Chapters. “As a parent, I’m disappointed that an industry leader like Facebook is way behind on such an important issue involving the safety and security of us all. I stand with moms across the country and ask that Facebook and Instagram join Craigslist, Google and eBay and prohibit unlicensed gun sales.”

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