Skip to comments.eBay Banning AR-15-Related Gear and Images?
Posted on 03/08/2018 7:30:15 PM PST by Simon Green
Chris Bushnell is the owner of Cypress Collectibles and patchaddict.com and sent us the following:
I am the owner of an embroidered patch company right here in Austin. Today I got a call from eBay saying that I cannot sell our 2nd Amendment patches that have an image of an AR-15 on them. eBay told me on the phone that they will be removing all clothing items this week from eBay that have an AR-15 or any assault rifle on them. That includes my patches, plus hats, t-shirts, and more.
If you search eBay today for AR15 you only get about 1,400 results. Yesterday it would have literally been tens of thousands. Hats, shirts, and our Austin-based companys patches are all banned because the snowflakes cant handle even seeing a PICTURE of a black rifle. eBay is banning the word AR-15 and assault rifle. They say, This includes references in the title, item specifics, description or image
Sure enough typing AR15 or AR-15 into eBays search bar yields just over 1400 items. Searching for assault rifle returns over 23,000 items including M4 airsoft guns, toy AKs and a t-shrit with the image of an AR printed on it.
TTAG has called eBay for comment but hasnt yet received a response. The other-ing of guns and the people who own them continues apace.
I bought some rebel flag car tags at a flea market to resell on Ebay. Ebay emailed me after a few days and said they had removed them because they were discriminatory. You can buy an isis flag there though.
It is past time for some free-enterprise conservatives to roll-out alternatives to YouTube and e-bay, etc. Will it be easy? I don’t know. But I think there is more than enough content and merchandise
“out there” to make it very successful.
Although bitchin’ about how sad the current state of affairs is fun (if that is what you like to do), this would be a chance to make a big difference.
Just REMEMBER, if it is a success and you sell-out (like to Disney, or some other big company) . . . . . well, you get the idea.
When I try to search for *eBay* at my local public library, all I get is a notice that says *BLOCKED- CHILD PORNOGRAPHY*.
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