Payment platform rules on firearms
All the major payment platforms prohibit firearms.
"Merchant may never use the Adyen services in relation to ...
Trade of weapons, ammunitions, military arms, explosive devices and firearm parts"
"Prohibited Items and Activities [include] ammunition, guns, rifles, shotguns, pistols, other firearms"
"You may not incorporate Apple Pay into a website that ...
Offers transactions involving ...
firearms, weapons, or ammunition"
"You may not use the Payment Services in connection with ... weapons and munitions"
"By opening a Coinbase Account, you confirm that you will not use Coinbase Services in connection with ...
weapons and munitions"
Note: Not technically a payment platform.
"Users shall not utilize the Site or the Services in connection with any Transaction that ... involves any munitions or firearm"
Facebook Commerce (Marketplace and Instagram Shopping):
"Listings may not promote the buying or selling of weapons, ammunition, and explosives."
Facebook Payments (Messenger/P2P):
"payments relating to the following activities are prohibited regardless of whether the activity is illegal in your location: (a) weapons, ammunitions, or explosives"
"Unacceptable product categories [include] Firearms, ammunition, and other items including ... ammunition magazines"
"Providing any of the products or services listed below will result in immediate termination of your Account...
Online, mail order or telephone order guns and firearms sales (excluding accessories)"
"If you fall into one of the following categories and/or accept payment for the following prohibited activities,
you are ineligible (or may become ineligible) to use our Services
... Manufacturing, building or assembling guns or firearms"
Previously: "[mail order, phone, or online] firearms and weapons sales". Changed around 2020.
"You may not use the PayPal service for activities that ...
relate to transactions involving ... ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories"
"You may not use the PayStand Services in any way that ...
relates to sales of ... ammunition, firearms or certain parts of accessories"
"It is strictly forbidden to send or receive payments as consideration for the sale or supply of ...
weapons (including without limitation, knives, guns, firearms or ammunition)"
Square and Square Cash
"You may not ... use the Services for the sale of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, weapons or other devices
designed to cause physical harm"
"You must not use Stripe's services for the following activities...
Guns, gunpowders, ammunitions, weapons, fireworks and other explosives"
"You may not use Venmo to conduct transactions that ...
involve ammunition, firearms, firearm parts or accessories and any weapons or knives regulated under applicable law"
"By registering as a Merchant,
you also confirm that you are not one of the persons listed below
and you will not accept payments or use the Service in connection with the activities, items or services set forth below...
• Manufacturers of modern sporting rifles (assault-style weapons) with civilian end users
• Firearms merchants that do not possess a Federal Firearms License (FFL)
• Firearms merchants with > 50% of sales derived from modern sporting rifles
• Firearms merchants selling 80% complete lower receivers"
Previously: "Firearms, including ammunition". Changed around 2021-06.
"You agree that you will not use the Service to request, send or receive money related to ... Firearms, ammunition or other weapons"
Check out the firearm policies of other organizations:
- Crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe and IndieGoGo
- Enterprise software companies like SalesForce and Shopify
- Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram