Buying a gun on Facebook takes 15 minutes

Fifteen minutes.

That’s all it takes for children and people without IDs to buy illegal weapons on Facebook pages dedicated to the sale and celebration of guns.

A VentureBeat investigation has uncovered dozens of pages on Facebook where guns are for sale, including semi-automatic weapons, handguns, and silencers. While the transactions don’t actually happen on Facebook, the social network is a remarkably easy way to find shady people willing to sell you a weapon — no questions asked. The illegal transactions then take place in diners, dark parking lots, and isolated country roads — away from the prying eyes of the feds and local police.

In Kentucky, Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper remembers when a call came into dispatch last October saying a 15-year-old student had been arrested on the Greenup County High School campus for carrying an unlicensed and loaded 9mm handgun to school. The boy was arrested and brought to Cooper’s office for an interview.

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Source: Venture Beat

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Chester Moore is a world renown author, photographer, broadcaster and wildlife expert. He is however first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ and operates Children's Kingdom Ministries with his wife Lisa. They are both children's ministers at Community Church in Orange, TX and produce the GETV program "God's Outdoors with Chester Moore".

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