CRIME

Gun Sellers Use eBay To Sidestep Assault Weapon Restrictions: Report

03/11/2015 09:24 am ET | Updated Mar 11, 2015
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For the do-it-yourself crowd, building an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle is as easy as browsing ads on eBay, the online marketplace for everything from vintage dining room sets to video games and, it turns out, assault weapon parts.

This violates eBay’s policy banning the sale of “parts or accessories for assault weapons.” The policy is closely tailored to match California law, which is among the nation’s strictest. But the company’s automated filters and user-flagging system fail to stop it.

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