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Find The Boots

Rantings from a few corporate types about life, technology, travel, guns, politics, and everything good in the world.

Time To Dump Ebay

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Ebay has published New Listing Restrictions on Gun Parts. This paragraph is the winner:
After learning that some items purchased on eBay may have been used in the tragedy at Virginia Tech in April 2007, we felt that revisiting our policies was not only necessary, but the right thing to do. After much consideration, the Trust & Safety policy team – along with our executive leaders at eBay Inc. – have made the decision to further restrict more of these items than federal and state regulations require.
Way to go Ebay, you've gotten everything completely backwards. The next time someone like Dr. Petit loses his family because he wasn't armed, you can say you helped out in some small way. You're doing your part to restrict completely legal transactions. You're doing your part to make sure that the good guys aren't armed.

The problem at VT wasn't that Ebay supplied parts, it's that not a single victim was armed. Promoting an attitude that there is something distasteful about law abiding citizens taking the responsibility to arm themselves is just plain dangerous.

Hey Ebay, stick to being a corporation and stay out of politics. You're not very good at it.

   

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