Facebook tightens restrictions to stop illegal gun sales

By WEEK Producer

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Facebook tightens restrictions to stop illegal gun sales

March 5, 2014 Updated Mar 5, 2014 at 4:51 PM CDT

Facebook is tightening its policies to make it more difficult for people to illegally sell or trade guns on Facebook and Instagram.

The company announced Wednesday that it will be deleting any posts offering to buy or sell guns without background checks or selling firearms across state lines.

The social network will also block minors from seeing posts about gun sales and trades.

The policy change was made after several gun control groups discovered loopholes in private sales of firearms online.