Credit card readers will not process firearm purchases

The steady drip of Operation Choke Point continues. Denying businesses credit who buy or sell guns. Now the neat little square card reader that is touted as the latest in technology will be denied use by anyone in the gun business. And this is just the start. Gun Shops have been complaining that they are losing their banking relationships, now apparently moving on to credit cards. I wonder if Mooch will decide what we can’t buy…”customers who buy or sell firearms, tobacco and other goods considered “not acceptable”. Don’t let the door hit you in the a** as you go out the door Eric Holder!  Here we go:

With its quick swipe capability and ultimate portability, the high-tech Square Reader credit-card processor has become an invaluable tool in today’s economy.

Last summer, around the same time the U.S. Department of Justice’s Operation Choke Point began pressuring banks to drop customers who buy or sell firearms, tobacco and other goods considered “not acceptable” by the Obama administration, Square quietly changed its terms of agreement.

In an alert regarding a change of terms, Square notified vendors:

…you will not accept payments in connection with the following businesses or business activities: …sales of (i) firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or (ii) weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury.

Today, the Square’s terms prohibit gun-shop owners from using the credit-card processor not only when they are conducting gun sales at their brick-and-mortar stores but even more so when they are offsite, representing their stores at gun shows where they often need the wireless Square Reader to ring up sales on smartphones or tablets. Gun show have been a target of anti-gun activists for nearly 20 years.

Meet Four Business Owners Squeezed by Operation Choke Point – here is one:

With no explanation, Brian Brookman last month lost the bank account for his pawn shop.

After researching his case on the Internet, Brookman says he concluded that his banker, JP Morgan Chase, closed the account because two of his business activities — dealing in vintage coins and selling firearms — were labeled “high risk” by federal bureaucrats as part of an Obama administration initiative called Operation Choke Point.

Critics say Operation Choke Point, so dubbed by Department of Justice officials, seeks to weed out businesses that the White House considers objectionable.

 Lawmakers Throw Light on Secretive ‘Operation Choke Point’

The timing also coincides with banking relationship cancellations of pro-Second Amendment candidates and campaigns throughout the United States, including last year’s Colorado recall elections over gun control.

As Americans begin to share their stories, the question ultimately will become whose arms are more important: the long arm of the Justice Department, or our right to bear arms?

More over at the Daily Signal



9 Responses to “Credit card readers will not process firearm purchases”

  1. TC Williamson Says:

    So what’s everyone supposed to do? Pay cash? Who wants to carry around THAT kind of money in their wallet?

    With no worries about reelection, Obama is getting truly dangerous, but our worst problem is a Congress that has shirked its duty by failing to remove him from office.

    Thanks for the heads up, Bunkerville – I wasn’t aware of this.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      One can only imagine how bad it will get after the mid terms. Total mayhem. Thanks for stopping bye.

      Liked by 1 person

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    This is the next logical step in stealth gun control I guess and it is absolutely unacceptable t say the least, but not surprising. The Obama regime will do whatever it takes to assure the American people’s second amendment right is rendered null and void.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      One has to give them credit for creativity. Anyway to get to where they want to go.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Steve Dennis Says:

        Yeah, I suppose we do. They are always looking for backdoor ways to implement what they cannot get through the Congress!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. the unit Says:

    You all old enough to know no passed law of Congress requires this or to the picture taking fee either. Congress couldn’t write a law detailing the specifics of wiping their own butts. They pass law leaving executive agencies to write the rules they wish.
    Old friend told me that over 20 years ago…he knew it and even then I couldn’t imagine it was so. Now I’ve lived longer. As a comment I read recently said…and I give credit…Borrowing a comment from over at the site the Federalist because I can’t do better.
    “jw betts, LTC Ret, USA • 20 hours ago
    Too soon we get old, too late we get smart; IF we get smart. Sigh.”

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Wisdom comes with age unfortunatly

      Liked by 1 person

      • the unit Says:

        I meant to add, and shouldn’t be a footnote, although this credit thingy is terms set forth by the company, they put under enormous P.C. pressure by some executive agency unmonitored by our People’s Congress. And Congress likely likes it too.


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