It’s a curious statement. No one was trying to pressure Facebook or anyone else from discussing Second Amendment issues. But, knowing that even it couldn’t very well oppose clamping down on illegal sales, the NRA tried to find a way to declare victory anyway.
Part of the beauty of the Internet is its ability to easily link commerce across the country and the world. The legal sale of firearms will and should be a part of that marketplace. But Congress and websites themselves need to be dedicated to stemming the illegal sale of firearms.
— The Mankato (Minn.) Free Press
THE ISSUE New Facebook and Instagram rules bar postings that appear to make background checks optional where it's legally required. THEIR VIEW Facebook's ban on some gun sales is a small but important step in limiting illegal online gun sales.