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Markey Calls On Instagram To Ban Users From Selling Firearms

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Markey cited a report in the Daily Beast that found that firearm sales using Instagram are on the rise.

"I am concerned that such sales may circumvent or violate various state and federal laws and that, as a result, a significant number of unlawful sales of firearms may be occurring through Instagram's mobile and online service," Markey said in the letter.

Markey noted that eBay and Craigslist have both prohibited illegal gun sales, and asked Instagram to do the same.