Congressman Asks Instagram to Stop Its Users from Selling Guns

Wants them to follow the lead of other online sites


Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Monday asked Instagram to stop its users from selling firearms.

"A growing number of Instagram's users are conducting unregulated gun sales through Instagram's widespread mobile and Internet application," Markey wrote in a letter to the company on Monday, citing a Daily Beast report from last month.

Markey said he is concerned that "a significant number of unlawful sales of firearms may be occurring through Instagram's mobile and online services."