Outrage of the Week: Shopify Targets America’s Guns

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Shopify Targets American Guns
Shopify Targets American Guns

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Hundreds of firearms retailers may have to close soon because a powerful Canadian tech company, Shopify, recently decided it was anti-gun and issued an ultimatum: Do business our way or not at all.

Spike’s Tactical, a Florida-based firearms manufacturer and retailer, is just one of the businesses who received an alarming email from its online store management platform, Shopify— a company used by more than 600,000 merchants that offers a one-stop shop for retail businesses by handling everything from website development and marketing, to inventory management, payments, and shipping.

Cole Leleux, General Manager of Spike’s Tactical, said a three-sentence email from Shopify was the only notice Spike’s Tactical received alerting them to a new change in Shopify’s “Acceptable Use Policy” that will now “restrict the sale of certain firearms and firearm parts.”

Shopify Acceptable Use Policy
Shopify Acceptable Use Policy

 

According to an article by Ammoland.com, some of the new arbitrarily amended rules in Shopify’s policy “now include banning the sale of semi-automatic firearms that have an ability to accept a detachable magazine and are capable of accepting more than 10 rounds. Additionally, unfinished lower receivers are also prohibited, according to the new rules. Most of Spike’s Tactical’ s products include AR-15 parts and full rifles, which would fall under those new restrictions.”

“It’s just crazy to go from no firearm policy to no guns overnight,” said Leleux, “We’ve been sitting back quietly while google stops us from advertising— we can’t advertise on Facebook, we can’t advertise on Instagram. We are a legal business in this country and I can’t use the most popular platforms to advertise.”

Aside from how Shopify’s new policy will affect his business, Leleux says what bothers him most is the hypocrisy. When deciding whether to contract with the company, Leleux says Shopify assured him it was firearm-friendly and he would have no problems. Shopify’s about-face came after Leleux spent $100,000 and signed the contract.

Gun owners should be outraged by companies who do business with American companies but don’t support our Constitution. Let shopify know how you feel:

 


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Rock
Rock
3 years ago

Shopify’s policy should ban it from any and all U.S. business.

tomcat
tomcat
3 years ago

I didn’t realize until I read this article that they are a Canadian company. There is no doubt that doing business with a company located in a liberal conclave is going to end up their way and not the fire arms companies way. You can’t deal with liberals and come out unscathed because they change procedures to suit them, not deal in fairness. One can only hope they will go belly up, soon.

Alan
Alan
3 years ago

This Canadian firm, given what appears it’s double dealing, changing the rules in mid game, should be sued for contractual breach, and barred from any and all business activity in this country, and or with U.S. based firms. As to others mentioned, Facebook, Instagram et al, they should be required to explain their sudden sensitivity or selectiveness respecting advertising. As to other firms doing business with these Canadians, they should seek business services elsewhere.

Jimbo66
Jimbo66
3 years ago

Hell, I’ve never even heard of it til now. No one I’ve talked to had either. Now I’ll make sure everyone I know hears about it and knows what kind of place it is. You can count on that, I’ve already started.
Yes they should be sued. They shouldn’t be allowed to change it up after someone pays and signs a contract. Go for everything they have or will have.

justtryit
justtryit
3 years ago

Screw-um’ til they BLEED!!

Missouri Born
Missouri Born
3 years ago

File a lawsuit against these anti gunners and ask for a large amount of money for costing you loss of income, changing the rules in the middle of a business agreement without due notice in advance is breaking the initial contract in my opinion.