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    Right off eBay's site:
    ***Message from Matt Halprin – New Listing Restrictions on Gun Parts***


    July 30, 2007 | 10:00AM PST/PT

    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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    I was not even going to comment on this, but this is the most glaring example of corporate cowardice I have ever seen. The demented creep who perpetrated the murders at Virginia Tech happened to use a 50-state legal 10-round magazine purchased on eBay, as one of several in the 9 mm handgun which he purchased at a local gun store and used in the crimes.

    By this rationale, I think any store that sells alcohol should cease doing so because someone might have caused an accident after drinking booze purchased in their store. Stanley should stop manufacturing box cutters because of 9/11. General Motors and the others should bolt their doors, because some of their cars have been used in crimes. Ford too, since Clyde Barrow drove one.

    eBay has been anti-Second Amendment pretty much the whole time they have existed. This sets a new low for them. It looks like Global Political Correctness run amuck.
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    I stopped all accounts with e-bay and pay-pal. :evil:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy
    I stopped all accounts with e-bay and pay-pal. :evil:
    Yeah, as most folks know, PayPal is wholly owned by ebay. An FFL with whom I was doing a firearms transfer told me a horror story about a customer who paid him for a gun with PayPal. The dealer's PayPal merchant account was frozen by the PP Powers that Be! The man could not access his OWN money in his OWN account for a few weeks, while PP "punished" him for allowing funds to pass into his account in payment for a legal firearm. I'm getting set up with BidPay, now, since I'll be doing more and more internet business and I don't need that grief. More importantly, I refuse to do business with anti-Second Amd firms.
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    I believe if we can get a bunch of people to maybe write letters to them it will make a impact on what they think. I dont think we have the "large" load of people yet so we shall wait till another day.



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    I had quit buying from E barf altogether BUT- our T shirt vendor only acceprs Pay Puke, so I had to grit me teeth and use my account which was still good after all this time.

    I think Rosie O'dumba$$ must have a lot of influence with E barf. :twisted:

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