The number one payment processor for 80% of arms has folded after pressure from anti-gun activists.
As reported by Ammoland:
Most online sellers of non-serialized frames and receivers use a company called Elavon to process credit cards. Merchants that sell items such as Polymer80s started receiving notices that they could not ship their products to certain states. Accompanying the email was a web page on the Everytown for Gun Safety website claiming that it is illegal to ship Pollymer80 kits to 11 states. The credit card company asked its customers to provide proof that it has a system in place to prevent sales to these 11 states.
AmmoLand News reviewed the Everytown website’s data and found it was flawed. Nevada is listed as having a law preventing the sale of frames without a serial number. Anti-gun advocates call these items “ghost guns.” Nevada does have a law on the books that ban the sale of the kits, but a state court ruled that the law was unconstitutional. The court battles continue in the state, but as of right now, it is not illegal to buy a Polymer80 kit in Nevada. Elavon is enforcing the ban even though the law is not in effect based on data from an anti-gun agenda-driven group.
Another state that Elavon is refusing to let its customers’ ship products to is Illinois. The state passed a law banning frames without serial numbers this year. In May, Governor J. B. Pritzker signed the bill into law, surrounded by Everytown front group, Moms Demand Action, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The Illinois law isn’t due to go into effect until November. Currently, it is legal to ship the kits into the state. The Everytown site states that the law makes it illegal to ship the frames into the state even though the law is not in effect.
The credit card processing company also wants its merchants to state on its website that they cannot ship to those states because it is against the law. The company wants its clients to provide screenshots of the web pages. The affected clients would be providing their customers with wrong information, which could lead to confusion and loss of legal revenue.
Companies like this are folding everywhere, and this is something that gun owners should expect to see more of.