A man has been jailed today for selling a hard core weapon arsenal via eBay. As the pictures show, the £200,000 weapon haul was ridiculous. I mean, there was even a meter-long Russian anti-tank missile.
Police raided his home after seeing the arms for sale online. While most of the collection was legal, he was sentenced to five years for illegally owning weapons, including a World War I German Luger pistol.
750 grenades and Soviet rocket launcher on eBay
Man Tried to Sell 750 Grenades, Rocket Launcher
1. E-commerce Weaponry - As more weapons are being sold on e-commerce platforms, there is an opportunity for disruption in the creation of stricter regulations and bans of such items online.
2. Weapon Tracking Technology - The rise of e-commerce weapon sales illustrates the need for new tracking technologies and systems to better monitor sellers and buyers and prevent illegal transactions from taking place.
3. Ai-powered Content Moderation - The increasing possibility of prohibited items being sold online highlights the need for AI-powered content moderation to identify and remove this kind of content proactively.
1. E-commerce - The proliferation of weapons sold online on platforms like eBay underscores the importance of building improved technologies that are designed to prevent illegal operations on e-commerce sites.
2. Security and Defense - As more weapons come online, security and defense firms have the duty to provide solutions to prevent illicit weapons trading and improve public safety.
3. Artificial Intelligence - The increasing need for safety on e-commerce sites due to the selling of dangerous weapons creates a potential market for AI-powered policing.