It looks like Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer has banned ‘assault rifle’ parts and accessories. This may have been a policy of theirs for ages, but I didn’t know about it until I saw this Reddit post. I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon, not just firearms accessories. After digging deeper it looks like there’s quite a list of things Amazon doesn’t like within their online store. You can see the full list of banned weapons items HERE.
A member over on Reddit even posted an email they got from Amazon regarding items they sold on Amazon that were banned.
Hello from Amazon.
We are writing to let you know that the following detail pages have been removed from our catalog:
ASIN: B000U51RZ2, SKU: GG-HJC3-GCEI, Title: “tapco intrafuse ak original style pistol grip, black”
This product has been identified as an assault weapon grip or foregrip. Assault weapon grips, foregrips, and all assault weapon accessories are prohibited from sale and listing on Amazon.
For more information on our policies, search on “Restricted Products” and “Listing Restrictions” in Seller Help. **Action Required: Within 48 hours of this notice, please review your remaining listings and make any changes necessary to ensure compliance with our policies.
Failure to comply with this request may result in the removal of your selling privileges.
We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for selling on Amazon.com.
Amazon isn’t the first major corporation to express their anti-gun views, Google censored firearms and ammo sales in Google Shopping back in 2012. The UFC also banned firearms and ammo sponsors from sponsoring their events and fighters.