Gun violence is reaching epidemic levels in the United States. More than a million people have died due to gun violence in the past 35 years, last year we had more mass shootings than days in the year, and more than 100 people were shot and killed in Chicago in the first 10 days of 2016 alone. Earlier this year President Obama introduced an executive order to expand background checks for those wishing to purchase guns, and although Congress is still in gridlock when it comes to the issue, it looks like Facebook at least is following the president’s lead. The company announced Friday that it will ban the purchase and sale of guns on its site, as well as on Instagram, which it owns.
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