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VISA Credit Card Company Refuses Business of Firearms Store

September 29, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Banks, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Trade, Guns, Liberals, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


VISA Credit Card Company Refuses Business of Firearms Store

-By Warner Todd Huston

VISA credit card company is now beginning to tell merchants that deal in firearms and firearms related merchandise that their credit transactions are no longer welcome with the credit card bureau. This is the newest front launched by the left to destroy America’s Constitutional rights.

Leftists that stand against our Constitution seem to have realized that they just can’t beat America into submission by using the legislative process to obliterate our rights. 2-A rights advocates have succeeded in making sure every state has concealed carry now and many even have open carry. Those that support our Second Amendment rights out number those that want us disarmed so that government can have more power over us. But these liberals aren’t defeated.

Since they can’t win at the ballot box or in the courts (lately) their next campaign is to force the business community to limit customer’s Second Amendment rights and this is one example. VISA has knuckled under to the anti-American left.

After working with VISA for four years and without a single problem, the credit card company has told Hyatt Gun Shop, Inc., one of the largest gun brokerage firms in the United States, that it is terminating its relationship.

Hyatt owner, Larry Hyatt, recently shared the message he got from Authorize.net, the online credit service run by VISA.

Dear Hyatt Gun Shop Inc,

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

This action puts the company in a bind and gives it only a short time to find a new credit service before it finds it can no longer fulfill orders via credit card.

Hyatt has released its own statement on the matter:

Statement about Authorize.net

As reported by Grass Roots North Carolina, credit card gateway Authorize.net has indeed refused to continuing doing business with us simply because we sell guns. We urge all of you who shop online to boycott any web site displaying the Authorize.net or Cybersource logo. We have since switched to a gun-friendly provider that offers all of the same security features you’d expect.

Is any of this a surprise? Not considering the fact that VISA executives have given over $20,000 to Obama’s political campaigns. It is clear that those that run VISA are dyed-in-the-wool leftists that are now using the power of their large corporation to force upon us leftist policies that liberals can’t get passed by law.

But VISA’s action has sparked a reaction. Grass Roots North Carolina is organizing a boycott against any company that uses Authorize.net for its credit services.

Below is another example of the leftists convincing business to acquiesce to their defacto gun bans.

And then we had the recent kerfuffle with Starbucks that was only just in the news a few days ago where the CEO of the coffee giant admitted he stands against the Second Amendment.

As I said, forcing businesses to impinge on the rights of customers is the new battlefield, folks. Pay attention and do something to reply.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, MrConservative.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, Wizbang.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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