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  SPECIAL Statement regarding the Zimmerman listing     5/12/2016 2:41:31 PM EST  

Late last night, George Zimmerman created a listing on our web site for the gun from the Trayvon Martin case four years ago. Mr. Zimmerman alerted news organizations that began reporting on the listing first thing this morning.

Listings on the web site are user-generated, exactly like social media posts. Mr. Zimmerman never contacted anyone at prior to or after the listing was created and no one at has any relationship with Zimmerman. Our site rules state that we reserve the right to reject listings at our sole discretion, and have done so with the Zimmerman listing.

We want no part in the listing on our web site or in any of the publicity it is receiving. prides itself in being a safe and legal way to buy and sell firearms online in full compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws. proudly supports the Second Amendment rights of the American public. will not be fielding press inquiries regarding this matter.

  Sellers: Enhance Your Descriptions Now     4/25/2016 11:43:54 AM EST  

Attention Sellers is in the process of launching a responsive View Item page. You can check out the new layout of the view item page by clicking the Preview Link at the top of any View Item page.

This new page layout has been completely redesigned to display your items optimally on Smartphones, Tablets and Desktop displays. We encourage you to go to on your phone or tablet and check out the new Item Page layout. We think you will like it.

The biggest change that is a result of the responsive design is that pages are no longer a fixed width. To display optimally on phones and tablets the page layout needs to respond to the size of the device screen. This means that if you are using fixed width content in your HTML, your descrription will not resize. This includes images and tables with fixed widths. Another display style that could be impacted is multi-column layouts. Even if your columns are not fixed width, smaller devices may not have enough room for more than one column to display clearly.

To assist you in revising your items we have compiled a list of Responsive Design Best Practices. These can guide you in updating your design layout. We also offer some Listing Templates that are predefined and will function on the responsive page.

This is also a great time to transition your listings to using Standard Text. Standard Text is reusable text that you can attach to your listings. This will save you from having to post your additional terms of sale in the description on each and every item you list. You can also have a number of different standard text items. This will allow you to use text specific to the type of listing your are creating, for example one for firearms that require FFL transfer and one for accessories.

We hope you are as excited about the new Item Page as we are. We look forward to rolling this out as the exclusive Item Detail page in the upcoming weeks.

  Release Notes - 5.0.07     4/25/2016 9:00:00 AM EST release notes for Version 5.0.07

What's New?

  • MANAGE PICTURES - The Manage Pictures Uploader has been upgraded to work across all modern browsers.

What's Changed?

  • DEAL OF THE DAY - Purchasing a Deal of the Day will now take you directly to checkout.

  Release Notes - 5.0.06     4/4/2016 9:00:00 PM EST release notes for Version 5.0.06

What's New?

  • VIEW ITEM - A preview of the new View Item page is available via a link in any item on the site. Take a look and check out the new look and feel of Item Listings.
  • GOLD MEMBERSHIP - The first 1000 members of our Gold Program are now recognized with their very own Charter Gold Membership Badge

  Credit Card Processing Issue     4/1/2016 2:41:10 PM EST  

Credit Card Gateway Issue

Our Credit Card Gateway is having intermittent problems. If you are trying to update a credit card, place a card on file or make a payment and you get an error, please try again later. We are working with our provider to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

  Release Notes - 5.0.05     3/14/2016 9:00:00 AM EST release notes for Version 5.0.05

What's Changed?

  • HEADER - The site header has been updated to allow for a better user experience when scrolling through the site.

  Release Notes - 5.0.04     2/22/2016 9:00:00 AM EST release notes for Version 5.0.04

What's New?

  • SHIPMENTS - USPS Shipments can now be tracked directly through a link on

What's Changed?

  • BIDDING/BUYING CONFIRMATION - The bidding and buying confirmation screens have been updated to be responsive across all devices accessing them.
  • GUNBROKER GOLD - The Icons for GunBroker Gold have been updated to reflect the Charter Member status of Gold Members

  Release Notes - 5.0.03     2/1/2016 9:00:00 AM EST release notes for Version 5.0.03

What's New?

  • CONSUMER PRICING REPORTS - We have added Pricing Reports available to all users. Learn more at the Reporting FAQ.

What's Changed?

  • REST API - The API has been updated to allow relists of fixed price items.

       1/19/2016 3:24:22 PM EST - The Bidding Starts Now Releases List of Best Selling Firearms of 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 19, 2016) – has released its list of Best Selling Firearms of 2015. The Ruger LCP tops the list as the number one selling new Semi Auto Pistol of 2015. Read the entire 2015 Best Selling Firearms List of 2015.

Every month, publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for each major category of firearms sold on the popular gun auction site, breaking out categories for New and Used. This culminates in a year-end list celebrating the Best Selling Firearms of the year. analyzes its e-commerce data to develop this list, which is not available anywhere else in the market. As the world's largest online auction of firearms and accessories, has terabytes of transactional data that can benefit manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Companies interested in reporting can contact's sister company, Marketplace Insight at: January 2016 Newsletter     1/15/2016 5:27:34 PM EST  

Click here to view the January Newsletter.

  Release Notes - 5.0.02     1/11/2016 9:00:00 AM EST release notes for Version 5.0.02

What's New?

  • GUNBROKER.COM - We have added additional background functionality to allow version of 5.0 of the website to perform more efficiently.

  Top 5 Best Sellers - December 2015     1/9/2016 4:33:17 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (January 06, 2015) – has released its list of Top 5 Best Selling Firearms for December 2015. The Smith & Wesson M&P9 SHIELD takes the top spot as the #1 selling Semi Auto Pistol. Read the entire list here.

Every month, publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for for each major category of firearms sold, breaking out new versus used sales figures.

  From Steve Urvan, CEO and Founder of     1/8/2016 5:09:02 PM EST  

A statement from Steve Urvan, CEO and Founder of

As many of you are aware, the President made a big production of “taking action” on gun control this week. What is not as obvious, and has been missed by much of the mainstream media, is that the President’s actions are smoke and mirrors with no legally binding changes.

After reviewing the White House statement, I found that no Executive Orders were issued. Keep in mind that the President cannot create domestic laws; that privilege is constitutionally delegated to Congress. The President can issue Executive Orders which are legally binding instructions to federal offices and employees, but Executive Orders still cannot change underlying laws. The President’s actions took the form of guidance documents which have no legally binding effect and are merely the Administration’s opinion of what the laws state. USA Today was one of the few publications I have seen that got the story right in its article Chastened by immigration, Obama shows restraint on guns.

The President’s guidance documents are largely just a restatement of existing laws and a wish list of actions that would need to be passed by Congress (and likely will not be). The definition of who is “enaged in the business” of firearms has not changed and is firmly established by both law and case law. Unlicensed persons are still allowed to sell firearms from their personal collection provided all Federal, state, and local laws are obeyed.

The firearm industry has long said that we do not need more guns laws; we need better enforcement of laws already on the books. Data from the Justice Department shows a sharp decline in Federal Weapons Convictions under the Obama Administration.

As we clearly state on our website, all transactions on are made in full compliance with all federal state, and local laws, using licensed federal firearms dealers as transfer agents. Federal law requires those dealers to run a background check on the buyer. There is a strict compliance system in place and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms audits dealers for compliance.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, of which is a member and supporter, has issued a statement that summarizes the firearm industry’s views.


Steve Urvan

  Site Maintenance     1/1/2016 5:06:09 PM EST  
There will be site maintenance Saturday night 1/2/2016. There will be occasional periods of site down time. Please excuse any interruptions in service. Thank you. December 2015 Newsletter     12/17/2015 9:10:53 AM EST  

Click here to view the December Newsletter.

  Release Notes - 5.0.01     12/14/2015 9:00:00 AM EST release notes for Version 5.0.01

What's New?

  • GUNBROKER.COM - We are excited to release version 5 of beginning with a redesigned Header, Footer and Home Page. This is the first in a multi-step process to make fully responsive across all devices. Visit the FAQ to learn more about the changes.

What's Changed?

  • STANDARD TEXT - We have rebranded the Standard Text feature to "Standard Text for Additional Terms of Sale" so that the name more accurately reflects its purpose.

  Top 5 Best Sellers - November 2015     12/10/2015 12:41:21 PM EST  

KENNESAW, GA (December 01, 2015) – has released its list of Top 5 Best Selling Firearms for November 2015. The Smith & Wesson M&P9 SHIELD takes the top spot as the #1 selling Semi Auto Pistol. Read the entire list.

Every month, publishes the Top 5 Best Sellers List for for each major category of firearms sold, breaking out new versus used sales figures.