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Facebook to stop illegal gun sales

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Facebook is taking aim at people who are using the social network or Instagram photo-sharing platform to sell guns. 

A man shows the smartphone photo sharing application Instagram on an iPhone on April 10, 2012 in Paris.

Under pressure from gun safety advocates, the social network will block members under 18 years of age from viewing pages or timeline posts reported to involve private sales of firearms and will set up online "checkpoints" warning people that such deals may be illegal.

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