Gun sellers are quietly making their way onto Facebook Marketplace

Gun sellers are quietly making their way onto Facebook Marketplace. Gun sellers are getting around Marketplace guidelines by disguising guns as gun cases or boxes, at otherwise highly inflated prices. As mass shootings in the US remain in the news, and gun control discussions see renewed circulation, second-hand gun sales are flourishing on Marketplace with sellers and buyers negotiating purchase deals via private messaging. One seller posted a listing and photo of a grey gun case, asking $950. A similar case sells for around $30. In an interview with Wall Street Journal reporters, the seller said he was actually selling an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. The posting generated 30 inquiries and an interested buyer in N. Carolina. Wall Street Journal