Credit Card Processor Threatens Customers Over 80% Frames Using Flawed Anti-gun Data

UPDATE 8/10/2022: After the below article was published on AmmoLand News, a representative from Elavon issued this statement by email to affected clients;

“I received some clarification on the requirements needed. Since you are not selling 80% kits AFTER August 23th, [2022] we do not need any screenshots provided. I apologize for the confusion. No further information needed. Thank you for your time.”

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Credit Card Processor Threatens Customers Over 80% Frames Using Flawed Anti-gun Data

ATLANTA, GA -(Ammoland.com)- The leading payment processor for 80% firearm kit retailers has bent a knee to the rabid anti-gun left by using flawed Everytown for gun safety data on gun laws.

Most online sellers of non-serialized frames and receivers use a company called Elavon to process credit cards. Merchants that sell items such as Polymer80s started receiving notices that they could not ship their products to certain states. Accompanying the email was a web page on the Everytown for Gun Safety website claiming that it is illegal to ship Pollymer80 kits to 11 states. The credit card company asked its customers to provide proof that it has a system in place to prevent sales to these 11 states.

AmmoLand News reviewed the Everytown website’s data and found it was flawed. Nevada is listed as having a law preventing the sale of frames without a serial number. Anti-gun advocates call these items “ghost guns.” Nevada does have a law on the books that ban the sale of the kits, but a state court ruled that the law was unconstitutional. The court battles continue in the state, but as of right now, it is not illegal to buy a Polymer80 kit in Nevada. Elavon is enforcing the ban even though the law is not in effect based on data from an anti-gun agenda-driven group.

Another state that Elavon is refusing to let its customers ship products to is Illinois. The state passed a law banning frames without serial numbers this year. In May, Governor J. B. Pritzker signed the bill into law, surrounded by Everytown front group, Moms Demand Action, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The Illinois law isn’t due to go into effect until November. Currently, it is legal to ship the kits into the state. The Everytown site states that the law makes it illegal to ship the frames into the state even though the law is not in effect.

The credit card processing company also wants its merchants to state on its website that they cannot ship to those states because it is against the law. The company wants its clients to provide screenshots of the web pages. The affected clients would be providing their customers with wrong information, which could lead to confusion and loss of legal revenue.

Elavon also mandates all its customers to comply with the new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) final rule on non-serialized frames and receivers by August 12th, 2022.



The payment processor threatened that any company not in compliance risked having their funds delayed or merchant account canceled. The new rule does not go into effect until August 24. There are two legal challenges to the rule. The first is the Division 80 case in Texas. The motion for its preliminary injunction is scheduled to be heard in front of a judge today. The second is the Gun Owners of America (GOA) case in North Dakota. The motion for an injunction will likely be heard on August 17 or 18. The GOA case also has 17 states Attorney Generals as plaintiffs. With the Bruen and the WVA v. EPA Supreme Court decisions, those injunctions have a good chance of succeeding.

The company didn’t say what it would do if those challenges were successful. Its customer base would at least lose out of several weeks of profits. AmmoLand News reached out to the company to see if it would allow companies to sell the kits if the rule was overturned. Elavon refused to answer the question stating that they would only talk to merchants.

AmmoLand News reached out to several people at Elavon for comment. All declined to comment.


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Matt in Oklahoma

Don’t block out their information. If they can’t John Hancock it then they shouldn’t say it

grewterd

Yes. Please. I may literally know who they are.

swmft

progressives need to be shipped back to the shitholes they created

nrringlee

Benito Mussolini defined fascism as the bonding of corporate with government power. Here we are.

HLB

If corporate America can run their own legislative, judicial, and executive government for themselves and against us, then we can do the same to them.

HLB

swmft

that is a more accurate description of what they are doing , next congress needs to defund irs they are buying guns and ammo for irs does that sound like auditors? more like stazi or ss

Tionico

before that, the definition was “government control of private means of production”, which is precisely what we have here. Also included in this situation is private means of production voluntarily upholding unconstitutinal government control.

john

John The party in power will use and is using all aspects of its power it can wield over the people.They control the media along with the government agencies that are now being granted unlimited power to act on the behalf of the democratic party. When the CDC is involved in firearms or the IRS or NHI we have crossed over to a socialist run government that is soon to be replaced by the CCP which the elected have sould out to. What the FBI did raiding Trump’s florida residence has never happened before. Obama tried to use the banks… Read more »

Considerthis

The big statue outside the U.N. building of a revolver with it’s barrel twisted like a pretzel should tell anyone what they need to know about the U.N.
Of course our failed media never show this when they report on the U.N. ,
so most citizens are not aware of it’s existence.

MP71

Banks and credit card processors are becoming a problem for more than the gun industry. Many “right wing” commentators and social media personalities have been canceled by payment processors. To combat this, conservative personality Dan Bongino has started payment processing company called Parallel Economy. I’m sure his company would gladly transactions for 2A companies.

swmft

that is where this needs to go and we give our business to people that support our ideals

Jaque

Off topic but necessary. Please stop using Scribd to host documents. They limit free views to 3 per month and require payment for anything over that. Each view counts so if I view the same document twice in 5 minutes it counts as 2 views for the month.

Wild Bill

What is hosting documents?

Russn8r

Must you constantly nit-pick? It’s obvious.

Wild Bill

Not nit picking. I am asking what hosting documents is.

SGT_Wombat

Elavon refused to answer the question stating that they would only talk to merchants

Since when is “Everytown for Gun Confiscation/Safety” a merchant?

Tionico

BOOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!

USMC0351Grunt

The signs have been out there for well over 25 years and yet, WE, The People remain apathetic. Hell, all anyone has to do is watch, H. G Well’s; “THE TIME MACHINE”, “ANIMAL FARM”?

“Voters are TOO STUPID!”

https://www.politico.com/story/2011/03/barbour-obama-thinks-voters-stupid-051976

https://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1&Lang=E

AGENDA 2030

https://sdgs.un.org/2030agenda

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Considerthis

And thanks to our totally corrupted media the communist countries, our sworn enemies, are referred to as allies whenever our corrupt elected officials want to make a deal , and not line but fill their pockets. Then after leaving office our politicians become more dangerous and destructive deal makers. I guess the lifetime secret service protection makes them feel untouchable.

swmft

the bigger the lie the louder they scream , that is how shouting down truth works they are trying to shout down court progressive lawyers say constitution is flexible it is not it is a rigid frame in witch to build a government the flexibility is within the frame not the frame itself as they try to do …taxing guns is not forbidden read the second yes it is …

Tionico

taxing guns is not forbidden read the second yes it is … some time back “they” held that taxing the right to vote ws lawful. It was called a “Poll Tax” or ‘head tax”. Had to pay it to register to vote. That was found UNconstitutional by SCOTUS some years back. NO right can be conditional upon the paying of a tax as a precondition to exercising that right. That would coung for guns, ammo, parts, devices, specific types of guns or accessories. They snuck in an “excise tax”on guns and ammo under the theory that that tax would be… Read more »

Russn8r

Yep. The openly stated intent to tax guns was and is to circumvent 2A. We’re stuck with it for now thanks to an irresponsible atty in the ’30s failing to appear or even do a brief to the SupCt on US v Miller – may he rot in hell.

Wild Bill

The client was dead and the lawyer was no longer being paid.

Russn8r

ClientS. Lame self-serving excuse to do nothing. Layton was not dead. That Miller was killed & Layton plea bargained was irrelevant to the Constitutional decision, which went fwd anyway. Constitution, Republic & American people were all moral clients. The attorney had a duty to all of us & his country. May he rot in hell.

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Wild Bill

No, the lawyer had no clients. Miller and Layton stopped paying him and disappeared. Miller’s body was found in the creek bed of Little Spencer Creek.

Russn8r

Why are you making excuses for that asswipe? Even if they were both dead and they owed him money, it’s no excuse for walking away from the Constitution. Good grief.

Last edited 1 month ago by Russn8r
Wild Bill

Just establishing the actual facts. Maybe they will become interested in the case; seek more information about I; and people will make up their own minds..

Russn8r

I gave you the facts. You said “the client” was dead. In fact, there were two clients and one wasn’t dead. Whether they were alive or dead or disappeared or not paying was morally irrelevant since everyone’s 2A rights were at stake and the attorney was already in it. He had a duty to his country to submit a brief with simple rebuttals. Only an unpatriotic mercenary whore wouldn’t have.

Wild Bill

It is not a moral issue. It is a professional ethics representation issue. A lawyers duty is to his client … only. All his patriotic feelings must take a back seat.
The lawyer did that even through appeal, when the clients had stopped paying, stopped communicating, and stopped living.

The other Jim

Who wrote these? The ATF or FBI covered it up again? The e-mails are wrong. There is no “gun law” going into effect August 24. The congress, senate and Carvel Joe passed no law.