BRADY CAMPAIGN 'LIKES' NEW FACEBOOK POLICY ON GUNS

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2016

Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly [at] bradymail [dot] org

Phone: 202-370-8131

BRADY CAMPAIGN 'LIKES' NEW FACEBOOK POLICY ON GUNS

Brady President Dan Gross urged Facebook to ban unlicensed gun sales back in 2014

WASHINGTON — Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement on Facebook's decision to bar unlicensed gun sales on its website.

"A big thumbs up to Facebook for taking this important step! The Brady Campaign urged Facebook to bar unlicensed gun sales in 2014 and we are happy to see that Facebook has finally adopted our policy. By blocking unlicensed gun sales on its site, Facebook will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. It is simply too easy for anyone to buy any gun they want online without a Brady background check in most states -- Facebook just took an important step in addressing that challenge and we call on others to follow suit."

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