Guns on Craigslist?

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    Guns on Craigslist?

    I read my local listings on Craigslist.org every day, I generally check the tools, bikes, sporting and free goods section.
    I've noticed that there is regularly a few guns listed in the sporting goods listing but they get deleted the same day. I've even noticed that the sellers are listing them with the bare minimum of information to avoid cursory detection.
    For example instead of Glock 17 9mm $xxx, the listing is G17 $xxx. Basically taking out the words that average people would recognize as gun related. Some posts are simply listed as 'For Sale', as soon as I see one like that I know it is a gun.

    Does craigslist not allow firearm listings?
    Is it because they object or is it illegal in some way? I know FTF sales are ok to list elsewhere.

    This has go me puzzled.

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    Here is their Forbidden List:

    Partial list of items the sale of which is not permitted on craigslist:
    Obscene material or child pornography.
    Weapons and related items, including firearms, disguised, undetectable or switchblade knives, martial arts weapons, sniper scopes, silencers, ammunition, large capacity magazines, BB guns, tear gas or stun guns.
    Fireworks, including "safe and sane" fireworks or any destructive devices or explosives.
    Controlled substances or illegal drugs, substances and items used to manufacture controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
    Alcohol or tobacco products.
    Prescription drugs and medical devices, such as prescription or contact lenses, defibrillators, hypodermic needles or hearing aids.
    Nonprescription drugs that make false or misleading treatment claims or treatment claims that require FDA approval.
    Blood, bodily fluids or body parts.
    Animals and animal parts, including the retail sales of cats and dogs.
    Restricted or regulated plants and insects, such as noxious weeds, endangered plant species, or live insects or pests.
    Pesticides or hazardous substances, or items containing hazardous substances such as contaminated toys, or art or craft material containing toxic substances without a warning label.
    Illegal telecommunications equipment, such as access cards, password sniffers, access card programmers and unloopers, or cable descramblers
    Stolen property or personal property with the serial number removed or altered.
    Burglary tools, such as lock-picks or motor vehicle master keys
    False identification cards, items with police insignia, citizenship documents, or birth certificates.
    Counterfeit currency, coins and stamps, as well as equipment designed to make them.
    Counterfeit or knock-off brand name goods.
    Material that infringes copyright, such as warez, bootlegs (without consent of the band), etc.
    Airline tickets that restrict transfer.
    Gambling items, such as lottery tickets, sports trading card 'grab bags,' raffle tickets, sweepstakes entries or slot machines.
    Used or rebuilt batteries, or batteries containing mercury.
    Used bedding and clothing, unless sanitized in accordance with law.
    Non-packaged food items or adulterated food.
    Bulk email or mailing lists that contain names, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal identifying information
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    Oh, that's that then.
    I couldn't find that list, I knew they didn't allow dogs but wasn't sure on guns.
    I guess you need to act fast when you see one listed at a good price.

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    check this out ! Today (march 6th) there is a colt delta 10mm in craigslist atlanta for $500 !
    go to sporting goods....
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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftyjuan View Post
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    Here is their Forbidden List:

    Partial list of items the sale of which is not permitted on craigslist:
    Obscene material or child pornography.
    Weapons and related items, including firearms, disguised, undetectable or switchblade knives, martial arts weapons, sniper scopes, silencers, ammunition, large capacity magazines, BB guns, tear gas or stun guns.
    Fireworks, including "safe and sane" fireworks or any destructive devices or explosives.
    Controlled substances or illegal drugs, substances and items used to manufacture controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
    Alcohol or tobacco products.
    Prescription drugs and medical devices, such as prescription or contact lenses, defibrillators, hypodermic needles or hearing aids.
    Nonprescription drugs that make false or misleading treatment claims or treatment claims that require FDA approval.
    Blood, bodily fluids or body parts.
    Animals and animal parts, including the retail sales of cats and dogs.
    Restricted or regulated plants and insects, such as noxious weeds, endangered plant species, or live insects or pests.
    Pesticides or hazardous substances, or items containing hazardous substances such as contaminated toys, or art or craft material containing toxic substances without a warning label.
    Illegal telecommunications equipment, such as access cards, password sniffers, access card programmers and unloopers, or cable descramblers
    Stolen property or personal property with the serial number removed or altered.
    Burglary tools, such as lock-picks or motor vehicle master keys
    False identification cards, items with police insignia, citizenship documents, or birth certificates.
    Counterfeit currency, coins and stamps, as well as equipment designed to make them.
    Counterfeit or knock-off brand name goods.
    Material that infringes copyright, such as warez, bootlegs (without consent of the band), etc.
    Airline tickets that restrict transfer.
    Gambling items, such as lottery tickets, sports trading card 'grab bags,' raffle tickets, sweepstakes entries or slot machines.
    Used or rebuilt batteries, or batteries containing mercury.
    Used bedding and clothing, unless sanitized in accordance with law.
    Non-packaged food items or adulterated food.
    Bulk email or mailing lists that contain names, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal identifying information


    Well that's it, I'm certainly not getting my "Weekend in Vegas" kit from craigslist!

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    "sniper scopes"

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