PayPal anti-gun?


Bottom Gun
January 13, 2003, 09:11 PM
I was ordering some ammo from Eric at the other day and noticed he has posted a statement on his website which says "Do not use PayPal as PayPal is anti-gun".

I've done a lot of business through PayPal but would not have a problem avoiding them if this is really true.

Is it true? Does anyone know anything about this?

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January 13, 2003, 09:50 PM
Pay pal has an online paypal shopping mall
their lawyers advised them to not permit gun stores

they do allow gun related stores:

PayPal Shops > Search Results
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•_ Gun Cabinets Plus_(41) - Buy or View Gun Cabinets, Curios Cabinets, Display Cabinets and Fishing Rod Racks at discount prices!
•_ The Gun Safety Store_(2) - Gun safety products, training and instructional materials, NRA Memberships
•_ A GUN ACCESSORY MART_(1159) - We sell scopes, mounts, magazines, rings and other quality accessories at discount prices.
•_ Top Gun Enterprises Inc. Randy Cunningham_(6) - Randy "Duke" Cunningham's Book Fox Two About experiences of an ACE fighter pilot
•_ DINGO GUN PRODUCTS_(61) - Manufactures of quality leather hunting gear Ammunition Belts- Rifle & Shotgun, Slings, etc...
•_ DNS Gun_(22) - Firearms, Ammunition & Accessories
•_ Triggerstop gun lock_(2) - High security gun lock. Comes with key light. Can be quickly removed in an emergency.
•_ Virtual Top Gun_(10) - Preview and order the "Virtual Top Gun" CD-ROM, the complete guide to military flight simulation.
•_ Bob's Paintball Gun Silencers_(64) - Purchase your PAINTBALL GUN SILENCERS here!
•_ SaveTheGuns.com_(6) - A gun safety and education site, now concentrating on getting more gun owners to get active and fight
•_ Pepper Spray, Taser and Stun Gun Discount Shop_(46) - Your one stop solution for personal safety needs - all at the lowest prices!!
•_ Target Shooting Hunting Rifle Gun Bench Rest not S_(882) - Hunting law enforcement target shooting bench and rifle stocks squeeze bags do not use sand bags its
•_ ZIPGRAVER_(91) - Engraver specializing in gun slides, knives, gifts and other finery
•_ NM Collector Net_(62) - Gun Collecting Software
•_ The Elite Zone_(72) - Affordable gun magazines at prices hard to beat. Such names as Bersa, Colt, Hi-Point, Star PD& more
•_ Ray'S Holsters_(9) - Gun holsters in leather and nylon. Ladies handbags concealment, fannypacks,organizers, bags & more.
•_ Blackfeet Custom Emporium, Inc._(3) - Hand carved gun stocks, sword handles, tables, etc We also have a great selection of southwestern art
•_ Idaho Airsoft Co._(173) - Sells airsoft gun,softair gun,replica gun,targets, darts,billiards,cue sticks,pool stick,flights,tips
•_ Backyard Safari_(193) - Airsoft and airgun site. Gun Guys who know guns Gas Gun Kings!Full Autos, AirforceTalon, M4A1RAM
•_ Cali opitcs importer_(33) - marketing rifle, pistol, shot gun scope,binaculars monocular, accessories, shortwave radio, etc
•_ ER International_(0) - leather rifle cases, leather gun holsters, leather accessories, hats, purses, handbags, glasses
•_ King's Cache_(7) - We sell a variety of Gun parts, fishing reels, and self defense products at below retail prices
•_ Xwargames Paintball Equipment_(0) - Paintball Equipment ,Sell,Deler paintball Gun
•_ AFFORDABLE SECURITY_(46) - spy cams, nanny cams, gps, security cams, stun gun in car & back up cams, pepper spray, night vision

January 14, 2003, 12:45 AM
Paypal is pro $$$. I have paid for all sorts of goodies using them. They do take a small pinch of the funds however. Paypal is now owned by EBay which is anti however, and owned by an evil scientoligist so, who knows what is coming?


January 14, 2003, 12:33 PM
Is there an alternate to paypal?

Sean Smith
January 14, 2003, 12:39 PM
An awful lot of gun transactions are done via Paypal. If they are anti-gun they are incredibly bad at being anti-gun. :D

January 14, 2003, 05:40 PM
I bought a Bushmaster shorty upper using Paypal, and numerous other goodies in private transactions.

Also bought precious metals off Ebay, which is a lark because I have one of the older type Paypal accounts where I only use my credit card. My Visa has a cash-back system, so I get a 2% rebate! Try going into a coin shop or precious metals dealer and ask if they take Visa.

They may not support Gun owners, but I don't think they are working against us.


January 14, 2003, 09:21 PM
Here's where that rumor may have come from:

Paypal has a PayPal Shops service, where they will link to your web storefront on their site, and you can set up easy PayPal payment links. HOWEVER, they won't let you have a PayPal Shop for selling firearms (except antiques, C&Rs, etc). ALSO, the PayPal MoneyBack Guarantee does not apply to firearms purchases.

I've emailed them asking why this is; no response yet.

If you want more info from PayPal, go do a search for Allowable Goods and Services Guide, and let your fingers do the walkin'.

January 26, 2010, 02:55 PM
Ebay/Paypal...Trust me...they ARE anti-firearm. I have been a member for years. I recently listed a muzzle brake on Ebay after checking for other listings of the same type item. There were literally dozens for sale so I went ahead and listed mine. They pulled the listing and when I inquired as to why they told me I cannot list anything gun related that is required to make a firearm disharge. ??? Last time I checked my muzzle brake had nothing to do with the firing pin. They went on to say that they were justified in pulling the listing and downgrading my perfect compliance rating and that they cannot catch all of those evil listings. Furthermore, they requested that I report any that I run across!!!~Not likely! If something that stupid isn't anti...well Uncle Ted says..."am I the one that's crazy?" Heed the warning...Don't take the chance...switch to GunPal for your future transactions or stick with the good old USPS Postal money orders.

January 26, 2010, 02:57 PM
great first post....:uhoh:

January 26, 2010, 03:03 PM
What's wrong with his first post?

It is the truth.
I had the same thing happen to me.

I was a well established buyer & seller on eBay for quite some time, dealing mostly in old firearms parts, and antique glass for my wife.

Then, the eBay anti-gun stance hit with a vengance.

I no longer do any business with eBay, or PayPal, which is owned by eBay.

Srew'm both and the horse they rode in on!


January 26, 2010, 03:13 PM
Nothing wrong with the content. Timing, now that might be another issue.

January 26, 2010, 03:14 PM
Never mind. Looks like I got bit by a zombie.

January 26, 2010, 03:15 PM
Oh! :o

I didn't even notice it was a Zombie thread from 2003 come back to life again!


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