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Story here. It terminated the account of a licensed firearms dealer, and is withholding $75,000 of it, and is giving conflicting, and rather foolish, explanations. First, the ground was that he was making illegal sales to persons in other states. NSSF pointed out that's perfectly lawful, so long as he ships to a licensed dealer in the other state, for pickup there (interstate *sale* is lawful, it's the *delivery* that is controlled). Then it says it has some sort of policy against non-face-to-face sales, but only in certain types of businesses. Which policy was probably invented after the first justification was proven wrong.
Hat tip to Jack Anderson....
Doug in Colorado gives a comment for some reason blocked by the spam filter:
Ryan, I like your attitude! But still, that's a policy decision that could be easily reversed (i.e. they could drop firearms or ammo again if a bureaucrat within the company says..."the profits and even the irritated customers aren't worth the legal liability, and besides, it's for the children"
Then where do you go?
That's why CDNN's case is important...no credit cards for non-face to face purchases is a bullship policy, but it's policy...next they could say, no credit card transactions for any firearms or ammo purchase. It's money, yes, but if they're willing to give up the money, they can cut off the supply of guns and ammo, and corporations do funnier things than that every day.