This will probably eliminate another way to advertise a firearm for sale. (I assume they allow it at present)
Never mind that the seller and or buyer may not have followed the existing laws about the sale of a firearm and should be held responsible.
Never mind the responsibilty for the crime is that of the attacker, not an agent of the sale nor the actual gun itself.
MAN SHOT BY 'CRAIGSLIST' GUN TAKES AIM AT SITE - New York Post
A Manhattan boutique owner is suing craigslist.com for $10 million, claiming he was shot with a gun purchased on the popular Web site.
Calvin Gibson, 50, who was shot six times by his schizophrenic neighbor in the East Village on July 24, believes the classified site is partially responsible.
"But for defendant's negligence in failing to supervise and monitor the content of the ads placed on its Internet service, [the shooter] could never have legally obtained the handgun," according to the lawsuit filed yesterday in Manhattan federal court.
The alleged gunman, Jesus Ortiz, who is being held without bail, "has a psychiatric history and a history of violent crime," Gibson claims in the suit, and could never have qualified for a gun permit.
"New York has an extremely stringent gun law," the suit says.
He claims Ortiz told the cops that he bought the gun on craigslist, and that the suspect's mother told others the same story.
Gibson was shot after he stopped at a deli on East Seventh Street near Avenue D. A teen, Mohammed Islam, 18, was also wounded in the random attack.
NYPD officials could not confirm the suit's claim. A craigslist spokesman could not be reached.