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Amazon Bans ‘Assault Weapon’ Accessories



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 Services

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.


  1. Amazon has a ban on ar-15 parts and accessories. The reason that some items are listed is because items are typically reported by someone before they are removed. They have a very anti-gun policy, more anti-gun than ebay.

  2. I’m confused as well about this… I have placed several orders for AR parts via Amazon… Including a lower parts kit which I received with no problems at all.

  3. I just purchased hundreds of dollars worth of AR accessories and enhancements from Amazon in the past 3-4 days. No problems. Most of it was Amazon Prime eligible too. Stocks, handguards, grips x 2, sling adapter, mag dust covers, etc. I also purchased an optic, however its use is variable so I wouldn’t call it specifically an AR accessory. I’m not sure the info on here is correct. Might be a scam. I think eBay sends out that same exact email. Someone may be trying to make Amazon look bad. I can only judge by what I’ve personally experienced.

  4. A retailer that has to comply with 50 state regulations both for selling and shipping.

    Amazon is not gun friendly at all, but they do not seem to discriminate much about it. They have some gun training videos on their Prime accounts for free. This seems to be more of a Cover your legal rear end type of stance.

    Just went to their site to verify…Look up AR 15 Accessories. Hell look up AR 15 Magazines…while no mags are Prime, loaders are, sights are, rail accessories are…

    Prime is a list of items and vendors that get extra scrutiny.

    Imagine being a retailer of millions of disparate items, and those can not be delivered under penalty of law to a third of your customers and you must enforce it.

    That said I would love them to take a stance on this or have a separate AmmoZon for those of us who live in Semi Free States,


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