INTERNET auction site eBay has banned the sale of all bullet making equipment.
The move follows the tragic death of murdered West Yorkshire policeman Ian Broadhurst.
The web giant has bowed to pressure from Pc Broadhurst's grieving family and his local MP Mike Wood to ban the deadly weapons from sale.
Just this week the site had a RL550 bullet press available to buy - which is the same deadly device used by American killer David Bieber to build the DIY bullets which killed the defenceless policeman.
Under the current legislation people can legally buy components to make a bullet. But it is illegal to put all those components together.
Former US marine Bieber was jailed for life last week after being found guilty of murdering Pc Broadhurst and the attempted murder of his colleagues Neil Roper and James Banks in Leeds.
During the trial, judge Mr Justice Moses said the situation seemed "completely barmy", when told that Bieber had legally bought a Dillion RL550 bullet press and re-loader from a Hertfordshire gunshop.
Bieber then manufactured thousands of bullets in a homemade weapon factory in a Leeds lock-up.
Despite the fact he did not buy any of his components from eBay, the internet site has come under pressure to ban similar items from sale.
A spokesman said: "As from now, the sale of bullet-making machinery on eBay is strictly prohibited and this will be reflected in our prohibited items policies shortly.
"In taking this step eBay has gone beyond what is required by English law, as these items are legal and readily available to purchase through other channels.
"We have sought to contact MP Mike Wood to discuss his concerns and have offered a meeting to discuss this issue further.
"We would like to emphasise that eBay is determinedly opposed to the sale of guns and related items."
Pc Broadhurst's mother, Cindy Eaton, has launched a campaign to stop the legal sale of such equipment and has said much more needs to be done to make sure such a tragedy doesn't happen again.