The article doesn’t tell the whole story. I googled the authorize.net agreement because I thought it was odd that the gun shop owners didn’t say “but the policy never said we couldn’t sell guns!”
Unless authorize.net just changed their policy (which is possible) it says you can’t use their services for many lawful purchases that the owners of the company presumably don’t like, including pornography, gambling and guns. If this was the same agreement two years ago, the gun shop owners should have found someone else to process their payments.
“You agree that You will not at any time conduct Your business in any manner that directly or indirectly offers, sells, leases, licenses or displays, delivers, advertises, recommends, or promotes any product(s), service(s), data, information, image(s), text and/or any content which”
xiv.is associated with the sale of firearms.”
No one’s right are being violated. It’s their company and they don’t like guns.
Of course, WE can exercise our rights to give them a piece of our minds and to shop elsewhere, and if you follow the link it will show you how to do both:
You, my friend are an insult to “journalists.”
You had the temerity to actually do a little research to get the ground truth.
BTW, Thanks for the link!