created: 6/17/2020 4:07 PM in GET-INVOLVED

June 16, 2020


Contact Jonathan Gibbon, Armslist LLC
[email protected]


Court Rules in Armslist Favor Once Again

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -  Armslist LLC announced that it has successfully defended itself against a Brady backed lawsuit.  Brady was established in 1980 as Handgun Control Inc.


In Stokinger v. Armslist, Brady argued before the Massachusetts Superior Court that the Safe Harbor of the Federal Communications Decency Act, 47 USC. 230, does not apply to the website because the website permits users to search and filter third party classified listings, such as by product make, model, item location, and seller type (i.e., dealer or private party).  The court disagreed with Brady and ruled that the CDA 230 Safe Harbor applies to the website because Armslist does not create the third party classified listings, nor is Armslist directly involved in the transaction.  The court cited and followed the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decisions, in which Armslist prevailed against Brady on the same issue.


“We defended the foundation of the Internet against another assault, aimed at destroying free speech on the Internet,” Jon Gibbon, of Armslist said. “We fought against Brady’s bullying tactics.  For almost 50 years, Brady has tried to chill constitutionally protected rights by attempting to bankrupt prominent parties who operate within constitutionally protected industries that Brady does not approve of.  Brady obviously does not care if their anti-constitutional cause results in the destruction of the Internet. ”   


The Electronic Frontier Foundation has recognized CDA 230 as the most important law protecting Internet speech.  Armslist views the continued assault on CDA 230 by Brady as a severe threat to the Internet and the US economy. The success of Brady would jeopardize the continued operation of allInternet Service Providers and any online service that permits end-users to post content, and to search and filter third-party content.  Other sites that would be affected included Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Autotrader, Yelp, eBay, and Etsy.


Armslist has prevailed in every jurisdiction where Brady has filed suit, including the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Wisconsin Supreme Court, and Massachusetts Superior Court.


Brady recently filed another lawsuit against Armslist in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, putting forth the same arguments used in Stokingerand once again threatening free speech on the Internet.


Armslist is the Internet’s premier marketplace for firearms and firearms accessories.    

Please join Armslist in helping to end Brady’s threat to the Internet and United States economy by donating to the Armslist Legal Defense Fund -

created: 6/17/2020 4:07 PM in GET-INVOLVED

mclaiborne commented on 6/24/2023 11:50 AM
I can't stand the continuous video add playing; it neverchanges and is annoying and distracting. I used to put up with it for the free account. I am not going to pay for a subscription to ask questions, see prices and have that stupid video add getting in the way and playing in my eyes everytime I go to a new page or move my mouse pointer in armslist. The quality and quantity of firearms for sale has tanked since a few years ago.
Ellipsis commented on 6/10/2023 9:39 AM
I personally don't have a problem paying for usage of Armslist, even though I'm just a casual hobbyist, but there's been a HUGE drop off in listings lately, as well as interest in my own listings. It's a bit frustrating actually. I loved the simplicity of this platform. But now I'm being pushed to look elsewhere.
txtimo2023 commented on 1/2/2023 7:18 PM
Excellent Arms List. Just created an account to support you and the 2nd
BeastMode1776 commented on 8/23/2022 2:49 AM
you all should not be a LLC but a PMA (private membership association). All your members would be private and no one could sue Armslist. I have a background in law and we have successfully defeated the courts nonstop.
Homidah311 commented on 6/9/2022 10:52 AM
Ronsterr you're a tool talking like a teenager. What everyone is saying is that the site was WAY better when it was free. The platform now blows your boyfriend's cock.
RivRov commented on 5/31/2022 11:48 AM
Hell yeah
dropper5 commented on 3/23/2022 8:21 PM
Bigskinman has a point, remove the fee and make this site great again.
bigskinman commented on 3/12/2022 12:44 PM
If it was defeated , remove the fee and make this site great again like it used to be.
Lake Guy commented on 3/11/2022 10:06 AM
Macadoo87 commented on 2/21/2022 7:31 AM
Isn't this CDA230 Act the same one that allows social media platforms like FB, Twitter, YouTube etc to pull not only 2A related content but also silence conservatives and now is preventing the Dr.s and scientists who've literally developed and patented the mRNA vaccines that they so desperately want to force us to shove into our bodies ? Being a mASSachusetts resident I'll take any 2Awin over any antigunners like Brady, Bloomberg etc etc etc
Saris commented on 2/5/2022 10:23 PM
Can you sue them for all the time and money lost due to the frivolous law suits?
bphelps459 commented on 1/29/2022 11:08 AM
juicebag commented on 1/25/2022 1:55 AM
Oneforoblivion commented on 10/6/2021 1:28 AM
Defending liberty is an ongoing battle and Armslist win is a win for America and all gun-owning freedom-loving American!
Charles Keithline commented on 9/6/2021 8:43 PM
Glad for Armslist and all Americans.
Nick32579 commented on 9/1/2021 7:49 PM
I’ve been a loyal Armslist user for nearly 10 years and will always choose this site over awful GunBroker. Since Slo Biden and his incompetent Admin gave billions in arms and supplies to Mr.Talibab man they better not even think about restricting shit here in the US. They can try to cut off Russian ammo imports but as always Americans will adapt and overcome that.
Doubltap commented on 8/19/2021 9:56 AM
If they keep this up, and I think we all know that they will, then Armslist should consider a countersuit for legal costs and damages. Due to the number of times that the petitioners have been smacked down in court over their use of the same arguments, any successive litigation should be considered frivolous in nature, and should be sanctioned and punished appropriately.
dad3n1 commented on 5/8/2021 6:36 PM
dad3n1 commented on 5/8/2021 6:28 PM
Ronsterr commented on 3/29/2021 11:44 PM
All you sniveling cheap ass itches whining about a measly 7 buck a month, GOOD RIDDANCE! This venue is a BARGAIN! $84.00 per year and I just cleared $3000.00 on one sale here on ARMSLIST! DUH??? Get a life you dumbfucks!
hickorysplit commented on 2/19/2021 7:55 PM
More attempts to infringe our second amendment...
I'vegotanaxeletsdance commented on 1/23/2021 1:38 AM
I've used Armslist for years and still do! I happily subscribed as it is a very small price to pay towards the mutually beneficial contribution of defending the 2nd amendment. What many, ignorant commentators, unequivocally fail to recognize, is that this: The legal attack against Armslist is unknown to majority and not in headlines anywhere. This is the Anti Gunners deliberate, methodical and Machiavellian driven process, where by starting their assault where no one is looking, they gain victory through deceit or simply gambling for one judge to agree with their side. One ruling in Brady's favor would trigger Brady to claim precedent, and immediately take aim at Gunbroker, GunsAmerica, and ANY AND ALL WEBSITES THAT PROVIDE us means of exercising both our 1st and 2nd amendment rights. For those that don't agree with what Armslist has done with its subscription, go to another site. They did not ask for the innumerable legal challenges, battles and costs associated with defending themselves. Again, adds will only bring in so much revenue to help sustainment, but moreover, legal fees have the ability to reach 10's to 100's of thousands worth in a simply matter of months. Thank you Armslist for do the best you can during this very difficult and trying time. Best Regards & Semper Fi, Signed, The silent majority, The silent professional. Keep up the fight!
Hammerdrop commented on 1/12/2021 7:35 AM
Down to 62,750 private posts.
evilvicious commented on 12/28/2020 1:32 PM
rcdesmond commented on 11/29/2020 12:41 PM
Thank You.
Hammerdrop commented on 11/27/2020 10:35 AM
I come here occasionally and do a Nationwide search by clicking the magnifier and filtering the premium venders. I have found that you have already lost well over a third of your ads and the ad count drops daily. It's like watching a snowman melt until its gone. What separates good businessmen from the bad is realizing a mistake and correcting it. People aren't going to pay to ask questions or make offers that may not be accepted. People also are not likely to want to be on a list of transactions tied to their banking accounts in this political climate. I wish you luck in finding a profitable way to run the site without running it under.
ohioguy1964 commented on 11/26/2020 1:39 PM
Guess I am done dealing with Armslist now that it subscription based. Might as well use Gun Broker to sell my stuff.
Cmjohnson249 commented on 11/25/2020 12:52 PM
Hope the money was worth selling out to anti- gunner agenda
Nick Montoya commented on 11/20/2020 1:08 PM
I’ve bought alot of stuff off of Armslist over the last few years, but now that it is subscription-based I guess I’ll have to stop using it altogther. The ads were annoying but tolerable for a free site, to be honest I ignored 99% of them, however I knew they were a source of revenue needed to operate the site in a profitable manner. I used to check daily for deals so in a sense the anti-gunners got their way, I’m going to limit what I now spend on a bi-weekly basis and check the local gun stores more often. If you ever get back to a free-of-subscription model I’ll go back to using the website on a continuous basis. Thanks.
smithandwesson1993 commented on 11/19/2020 11:02 PM
Great, now cut out the paid subscriptions. It's garbage, and we all know it.
Hammerdrop commented on 11/18/2020 3:42 PM
I saw a box of ammo I wanted but when you add in the cost and hassle of registering forget it. Who other than YOU charges someone to ask the seller a question or to buy? As for selling, you have lost so many buyers why would I pay money even to try and sell?
Carl5242 commented on 11/15/2020 2:11 PM
You have some real troll on this website I think the small amount you charge for the service you provide is great especially if it helps protect everyone on this site and to enjoy the service you offer. The service you offer is worth more than you actually charge. So keep up the good work for 2nd amendment rights. The more you win the better it is because you are creating a model for future law suits and courtroom action. Thanks! Carl
Donnie92 commented on 11/9/2020 12:26 PM
Oh & dnt give out your banking information they ask for account and routing numbers like what kind of scam is this ???? Just shut the whole website down if your gonna charge people to use their second amendment right
Donnie92 commented on 11/9/2020 12:24 PM
Y’all are fucked up for charging us to buy legal firearms this makes no sense us non felon associated individuals shouldn’t be punished for crocks actions I’m telling everyone to dead this website it’s a scam now
Ken9856 commented on 11/7/2020 8:44 PM
Hammerdrop commented on 11/3/2020 7:27 PM
My friends say you are charging buyers to start a list because of a recent court agreement. Is this true?
[email protected] commented on 11/1/2020 6:42 AM
We should start an open pot. Counter sue Brady and than in return armslist can pay me for using the site. While it returns to its free services! Requardless. The constitution is there for a reason. We have the right to bear arms. We are the people. Against foreign or domestic!
Hammerdrop commented on 10/31/2020 10:56 AM
How secure is my credit card information? Can you be hacked and the left wing nuts get a list of gun owners?
juicebag commented on 10/29/2020 12:47 PM
Austin92 commented on 10/25/2020 4:16 AM
Shit year for gun owners !
alps-cx commented on 10/8/2020 7:23 PM
I made a Power Search page since yours is broken.
AZ_DK commented on 10/3/2020 4:11 AM
once i make enough money i'll donate 15 grand a month to it should be. no more grabbers no more sissies trying to take down a great site!
WaST3Dxedgar commented on 10/2/2020 1:00 PM
psun786 commented on 9/20/2020 6:22 PM
Those gun hating liberals probably going crazy with new Trump SCOTUS appointee on the way. lol
SLJones2017 commented on 8/22/2020 10:46 PM
What does it typical cost to defeat? Do any of the jurisdictions you've prevailed in, support 'slapback' provisions?
mjm2004 commented on 8/22/2020 12:16 AM
mjm2004 commented on 8/22/2020 12:15 AM
mjm2004 commented on 8/22/2020 12:15 AM
sandcreek commented on 8/18/2020 11:27 PM
So, when do we get the power search back because I'm truly not interested in wading through all the crap I don't want to find what I do want.
masta ace commented on 8/17/2020 9:26 PM
I support Armslidt and will continue to support the freedom of commerce in the internet and the 2nd Amendment.
Barrlenbuys commented on 8/16/2020 8:19 AM
I’m very pleased w/ this news.. Way to take them on head to head. Undoubtedly a true victory for freedom!
paginini commented on 8/14/2020 2:24 AM
A victory for freedom.
Bob Bruno commented on 8/11/2020 10:22 PM
Gilmore Tuttle commented on 7/24/2020 5:50 PM
Ma$$hole commented on 7/21/2020 3:14 PM
Can't wait to move out of MA. Keep up the fight!
Jayboy300 commented on 7/20/2020 2:57 PM
bubba41 commented on 7/15/2020 12:27 AM
oliviageffen Come take it u pos. U talk a weak game ! you are the problem ? Lol but u know what u are!
veedubgti commented on 7/12/2020 9:02 PM
I second the motion. Look into filing an anti-SLAPP to recover court costs and punitive damages.
veedubgti commented on 7/12/2020 8:59 PM
Is funny how we don't see those same rules being applied to the social media "platforms" that now take the liberties of "publishers" while benefitting from the 'Safe Harbor' amendment protections of the CDA. Good on you for fighting for your rights, Armslist.
[email protected] commented on 7/8/2020 11:44 AM
CAC1972 commented on 7/2/2020 9:01 PM
When does Armslist sue Brady for SLAP harrassment?
jrhoney commented on 7/2/2020 4:14 PM
Outstanding result. Finally justice prevails against the Brady Campaign's bullshit.
Trumpisgreat16 commented on 6/30/2020 10:20 PM
And me, , he’s actually the worst kind of pile of Schitt in the world. Total hypocrite. Uses it while simultaneously wanting it shut down. I wonder what his crybaby little girly men would say about her if they knew she was using Armslist?? They would cancel her into oblivion, because that’s how they roll. After jamming a fist up her Kirsten, cuz that’s also how they roll. They tend to love fecal matter and sticking things in fecal matter. She really is part of an unamerican crowd, intent on making America into Venezuela or Cuba. Yep. She is a real piece of Schitt
andme74 commented on 6/29/2020 5:43 PM
Oliviageffen you are the Karen of Armslist.
Steve Wasechek commented on 6/28/2020 7:20 PM
fight for your rights
oliviageffen commented on 6/28/2020 6:38 PM
I'm a gun grabber, to use your snowflake term. I believe in gun control and I'll vote for candidates that share my view. AND I use Armslist, btw, to buy and sell, and there's no way you can stop me. Sorry.
Event Horizon commented on 6/27/2020 8:01 PM
This is great news.
Bamaguy commented on 6/27/2020 6:28 PM
I donated $10,000.Yall please do the same! ~ROLL TIDE~
AR Nerd commented on 6/23/2020 6:51 AM
Great to hear! Keep fighting for our rights!
Jaanaa commented on 6/21/2020 3:25 AM
Good job. Nice news
ArMe commented on 6/20/2020 10:22 PM
Brilliant! Let's all get involved to keep this momentum flowing!
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