OMG! Gun Sales! Via Instagram! OMG!

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  1. avatar g says:

    The TTAG Instagram account is still up…. so keep shooting guns and shooting pics of guns. Carry on!

  2. avatar Nate says:

    I ended up in a comment battle on a site who posted about this, and made it as misleading as possible. They tried to convince their anti-gun readers that you can “Buy guns on Instagram” which clearly isn’t the case, and made them think people were just shipping guns across state lines to each other with no background checks too.

    It’s literally nothing more than an advertisement, why is it a problem? You can put a picture of your lawnmower in the paper or on Craigslist and sell it, why is this an issue to people?

    1. avatar Dave says:

      Although Craigslist bans the “sales” of guns. Go figure.

  3. avatar Cameron says:


  4. avatar Kelly says:

    The issue is the guns are bad belief system. The anti’s like telling other people what to do and can’t stand the notion that an individual can be an independent responsible authority.

  5. avatar TheYetti says:

    Too bad I’m not in Florida. I’m totally looking for a G19.

  6. avatar Jay In Florida says:

    Yah its legal here in Florida, but even I don’t like it being so..
    Not this way.

    1. avatar JaredFromTampa says:

      Why is that? Ask to see their CHL and get a bill of sale. I don’t see a problem. I’ve bought and sold numerous guns on Floridaguntrader, never had an issue…most of the guys I’ve met have been upstanding, cool dudes.

      1. avatar Jay In Florida says:

        Im sure you are correct and 99.9% of the sales are fine and I have no issues.
        My concern is selling to a stranger even if credentialed.
        It just doesn’t feel like the right thing to be doing.
        Ive had more then one opportunity to sell privately.
        I just couldn’t do it.
        That is just me and the only time I let my personal “feelings” get involved in a sale of my personal property.
        I did however do it on a consignment deal and have had no issues that way.

  7. avatar Pascal says:

    No, Pascal did not write, but he did submit the article from ArsTechnica. Hat Tip yes, write, no

    1. avatar Buzzy243 says:

      I thought this article was really familiar. I was surprised that ArsTechnica had a pretty fair and balanced take on the Beast story.

  8. avatar David PA/NJ says:

    People think that “online gun sales” means you can literally go online and have a working firearm shipped directly to your front door like anything else people buy online.

  9. avatar Alex says:

    Agreed, this is (nearly, from what I can tell) word for word the Ars Technica article…

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