I recently listed a red-dot scope on eBay. But the PC police at eBay decided to remove it. Why? Because it had a picture of an "assault weapon" in the item description. Here's a snippet from the email that they sent to me regarding the issue:
Unfortunately, we had to remove your listing because the following information violates our policy:
We have removed your item because your item is described as being compatible with an assault weapon, which indicates that the item is an assault weapon accessory. Due to U.S. Federal and California state laws, We do not permit the sale of any assault weapon-related parts or accessories. If you would like to relist this item, you may do so without mentioning or referencing any assault weapon within the listing. In addition to this, please do not include images of real guns in your listings. We do not allow images of real weapons on our site.
Because of various laws and regulations on the sale of assault weapons and parts and accessories for assault weapons, we don't allow selling these items on eBay.
But you can list accessories that would fit a variety of different weapons, such as scopes, sites, and shoulder straps. If you do sell these items, you can't mention assault weapons in your listing.
Keep in mind that any listing for an item that's described as a part or an accessory for an assault weapon will be removed. Even if an item doesn't attach to an assault weapon, you still can't list it on eBay.
Apparently, what got their panties in a wad was my mention of the fact that I setup the scope to fit on an AR-15 rifle. And I posted a photo to demonstrate. Apparently, they think the AR-15 is an assault weapon, even though it's a civilian semi-auto rifle.
Their house, their rules, I suppose... Have you tried listing it as they suggested in the email?
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