A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, July 30, 2007

Goodbye ebay

Hello everyone…In mid-August, we will be updating our Firearms, Weapons and Knives Policy to place more restrictions around gun-related items. Once these changes take effect, we will prohibit listings of any firearm part that is required for the firing of a gun.
This includes items like bullet tips, brass casings and shells, barrels, slides, cylinders, magazines, firing pins, trigger assemblies, etc. Please read the Firearms, Weapons and Knives Policy for more details on our current policy.
As you may know, eBay does not allow the listing of any items which are regulated by individual states or the federal government; however, there are still a large number of firearm-related parts that are legal and are widely available in retail stores. These items have also historically been allowed on eBay.

After learning that some items purchased on eBay may have been used in the tragedy at Virginia Tech in April 2007, we felt that revisiting our policies was not only necessary, but the right thing to do. After much consideration, the Trust & Safety policy team – along with our executive leaders at eBay Inc. – have made the decision to further restrict more of these items than federal and state regulations require.

This new update continues to encourage safety among our community members and brings our policies in the U.S. and Canada in closer alignment with our existing policies in other markets around the globe.


Sincerely,

Matt Halprin
Vice President, Trust & Safety

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11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to wonder if Mr Halprin will be closing down eBay Motors, since 40,000 people in the United States are killed each YEAR by cars.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Roger.45 said...

One of the great things about capitalism is that if EBay doesnt want that business...comeone else will. Molon Labe.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Sevesteen said...

Wasn't clothing and a video camera used in the shooting as well?

10:03 PM  
Blogger GeorgeH said...

I wonder if a "stuffebaybans.com" site would be a moneymaker?

10:13 PM  
Anonymous pdb said...

That rustling sound you hear are the folks at Auction Arms and Gun Broker rubbing their hands in glee.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the heck is a "bullet tip"?

2:14 AM  
Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

You going to keep doing buisness with them, Xavier?

8:47 AM  
Blogger red said...

what exactly is a "bullet tip"?

=]


ebay has been circling the drain for a while. maybe this will allow the other firearm auction sites to grow and prosper.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Yo' said...

"What the heck is a bullet tip?"

I dunno, but if it's anything like "A shoulder thing that goes up." I don't blame them for banning em. Scaaary stuff!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would suggest buying EVERYTHING decent and gun related on ebay to the last DAY to show them their error....

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Bob in Houston said...

Yo'

a bullet tip goes on the end of your barrel shroud.

11:06 PM  

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