The social news discussion platform ranked among the most visited websites in the world announced a content policy Wednesday that left many popular gun boards banned.
The San Francisco-based site, which is structured around user-created boards termed “subreddits,” updated their community guidelines to bar the use of Reddit “to solicit or facilitate any transaction or gift” that involves a host of items ranging from firearms to drugs, sex work, and stolen goods.
“Reddit is not intended to be used as a marketplace and takes no responsibility for any transactions individual users might decide to undertake in spite of this,” said the company in a posting that saw nearly 3,000 comments, overwhelmingly negative to the change.
Popular subreddits trading ammunition brass, giving tips for good deals on guns for sale by shops and wholesalers and even airsoft trading boards were turned off.
More in my column over at Guns.com as well as the conversation over the looming ban hammer on gun-related content by YouTube here.
Police in Edmonton, Alberta, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, found a pair of full-auto DIY MAC-11’s (out of an estimated six made) complete with matching suppressors as well as other sundry illegal arms last month.
Police say that a half-dozen MACs were made, but only two were recovered. (Photos: Edmonton Police)
Made in a machinist’s shop without his knowledge, “The MAC-11s were fully automatic, with one trigger pull resulting in the entire magazine of 30 rounds being fired in just seconds,” according to a release.
They also recovered a very interesting little Beretta M71, a .22LR famed for its use by Mossad agents ‘ala Munich.
More in my column at Guns.com.