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VISA Doesn’t Want the Gun Business?

visa-logo3The Silicon Graybeard, connected us to The Daily Sheeple, who informs us of more skullduggery in the realm of the financial world.

Authorize.Net LLC (“Authorize.Net”) has determined that the nature of your business constitutes a violation of Section 2.xiv of the Authorize.Net Acceptable Use Guidelines and Sections 3.3 and 11.3 of the Authorize.Net Service Agreement (the “Agreement”).

These sections include, but are not limited to, the sale of firearms or any similar product.  (emphasis Guffaw)

Accordingly, pursuant to Section 4 of the Acceptable Use Guidelines, your ability to access and use the Authorize.NetServices will be terminated on September 30, 2013.

(from a letter posted to a gun store in business four years, using ‘’ (aka VISA) services)

Reminded of my ‘days of yore’ in the credit card industry.  When I began @ TMCCC (That Major Credit Card Company) in the late 80s, they said if we determined a business was of a ‘questionable’ nature, we could have their account canceled.  Their focus was more on so-called ‘adult’ businesses, like porn shops and strip clubs.

Of course, after they determined they were ‘losing their shirts’ not taking business from strip clubs (e.g. irony), the policy was quietly discontinued.

If we all stopped using VISA, not just for purchasing firearms and equipment, but for EVERYTHING, do you think they would also reconsider their policy?


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


8 thoughts on “VISA Doesn’t Want the Gun Business?

  1. Anything’s possible, and yet … and yet I wonder, in this age of kissing up to TPTB, whether even that modicum of common sense has fallen by the wayside.

    My grandpa called it “cutting off your nose to spite your face.”

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 2, 2013, 9:25 am
  2. Probably not that easy. The only VISA I use is the debit card issued by my Credit Union. The next time I’m in their office, I will ask about alternatives.

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | October 2, 2013, 9:28 am
  3. My first thought was “time to switch.”

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | October 2, 2013, 2:17 pm
  4. None of them do… sigh

    Posted by Old NFO | October 2, 2013, 8:43 pm

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