eBay sellers are circumventing ban on assault weapon parts, says report
A new report from Reveal has found that parts for assault weapons are being regularly sold on eBay, despite the online marketplace banning these items. The site uses automated word filters and a manual report system to spot infringing auctions, but these methods are proving ineffective, say Reveal. Sellers can avoid them with a number of techniques as simple as putting spaces in the names of gun parts manufacturers and simply not mentioning that a part can be used to construct an assault rifle.
“The buyer has to know what he’s looking for.”
“The buyer has to know what he’s looking for, and the seller has to be careful to not advertise that it fits an assault weapon,” Ried Bridges, an eBay seller who deals in AR-15 parts, told Reveal….
Source:: The Verge