Don't allow gun sales without background checks on your sites.
  • Petitioning Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Don't allow gun sales without background checks on your sites.

    1. Petition by

      Assemblymembers Brian Kavanagh & Michelle Schimel

Social media should not be marketplaces for gun sales without background checks. These sites were created to connect users, not to facilitate irresponsible and dangerous practices.  

Too many guns are sold without background checks. A large majority of Americans believe this should be illegal, but Congress and many state legislatures have refused to pass sensible laws to require background checks.

We're calling on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to act responsibly, change their user policies, and not allow their sites to be used for unregulated sales of firearms without background checks. 

Learn more about this petition here.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. WAMC Public Radio Reports on the Campaign!

      NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales

      Two New York assemblymembers are calling on social media companies to ban gun sales without background checks. The legislators say the sites are being used

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. The NY Daily News Reports on This Petition!

      New York lawmakers seek quash of gun sales on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

      This post on Instagram touts firearms for sale. New York state politicians launched an online campaign Wednesday calling on social media giants to change user policies and thwart the sale of guns without background checks.

    5. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Karl DeSaulniers ADDISON, TX
      • 3 months ago

      This is appropriate gun control.

    • diane raucher HENDERSON, NV
      • 3 months ago

      I am a registered nurse and am outraged at the amount of gun violence in this state.

    • Rudolph Siebuhr SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 4 months ago

      Save Our Children

    • Susan Danzig CHICAGO, IL
      • 5 months ago

      There are too many crackpots willing to do harm to others without making it easier for them to get access to guns.

    • Jean Westerman WASHINGTON, PA
      • 5 months ago

      Guns, dangerous and/or illegal


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