National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Statement on Shopify Blocking Gun Commerce

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.National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Statement on Shopify Blocking Gun Commerce

USA – -( The National Shooting Sports Foundation is aware and monitoring the recent policy changes by Shopify. This policy update is misinformed and doesn’t contribute to increasing public safety.

Instead, it limits customer choice and alienates law-abiding gun owners.

“Today’s gun owners can trust NSSF-member retailers, who offer online services, to provide them with the respect, dignity, and service they have come to expect. When gun owners support these NSSF-member retailers, they contribute to a variety of industry-driven and effective public safety solutions.

Those initiatives include NSSF’s FixNICS®, the Own It? Respect It. Secure It.® initiative, which is built on the firearm industry’s long-standing commitment to safety and was developed to promote and encourage firearm safety and secure storage. It also serves to enhance and amplify the messages of ongoing firearm safety and education campaigns such as Project ChildSafe®.

Other NSSF initiatives in cooperation with federal law enforcement include the Don’t Lie for the Other Guy® anti-straw purchasing retailer education and public awareness program and Operation Secure Store℠ that provides firearms retailers with information to help them better secure their facilities from theft.

The firearms industry welcomes participation in the conversation across the nation to make our communities and our schools safer. We will continue to lead and participate in finding and enhancing practical solutions that protect lives and preserve our citizens’ liberties” ~ Stephen L. Sanetti, President and CEO for the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

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About National Shooting Sports Foundation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

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Online sales ,Try Davidson’s Gallery of guns .com. You find gun you want, put in your zip code. They find a dealer nearest you. They have a lot of sales during each month. Get there daily news on your laptop etc.

TJ Omaha

I have purchased online (Brownells) and it was easy.
The membership I have at the local range (88 Tactical) includes free FFL transfer. No problem, plus I was able to get exactly what I wanted vs picking from inventory.


Online purchases — “what a concept!”. Can’t do it in CA anymore — no firearms, not even ammo, unless it goes through an FFL. And all FFLs I’ve checked with charge $75-$100 to process a transfer, making it cheaper to just buy locally. I’ve only found *one* FFL in my entire metro area who will process an ammo transfer *at all* — at least they charge a more reasonable $10 for that service (although that will no doubt increase next year, when we have to submit to background checks to buy ammo 🙁 ). The only bright light is that… Read more »

Ron Linder

How does one identify a company that is using Shopify? Perhaps gun owners should check and not use any company that uses Shopify as an ecommerce shopping cart. Not sure I want to support a company that discriminates against gun owners and manufacturers.


I went to a site showing the top 101 stores using Shopify. ( I have never heard of any of them, and I doubt most readers here will find few to no stores they support. Mostly cosmetics, herbal items, fashion etc. Mostly directed towards women.


Just thought I would mention that there is an alternative: We offer a 100% gun friendly e-commerce solution just like Shopify. But we’re 100% pro-gun including credit card processors.

Phil in TX

I agree wholeheartedly, ras. I have never bought a firearm online, and probably won’t. It just looks to me like the hassle is magnified with finding a FFL dealer to ship it to, notifying them that the firearm will be coming and paying shipping and the dealer’s paperwork fee will add up to more than just buying the gun at the dealer to begin with. As for Shopify, I was totally unaware of them before I read this article. I surely will be avoiding them now.

Phil in TX


Your contention that on-line gun purchases, plus ffl fees ($25.00 at the one I use) and shipping offset local prices is ludicrous. All my firearms are on-line bought, usually free shipping, and usually a minimum of $50 to $100 less than local.
If fFinding a FFl dealer” is so difficult, you need to be playing “pong”.


Never used them and now it looks like I never will. So many other places to shop aside from supporting locaal dealers.