This Well Known Company Apparently Doesn’t Like or Believe in the U.S. Constitution

Authorize Net Visa Do Not Use

The company is Visa, with its brands Authorize.net and Cybersource

Authorize.net has a new policy that won’t allow legal American businesses use their online credit card processing services… because they sell LEGAL firearms.  That’s right, guns.

In a recent letter to the Hyatt Gun Shop, one of the largest gun stores in the United States, the Visa brand Authorize.net, said they were terminating their agreement because they sold “firearms or any similar products.”

Authorize.net is one of the largest online payment gateways in the country.

The letter:

Dear Hyatt Gun Shop Inc,

Authorize.Net LLC (“Authorize.Net”) has determined that the nature of your business constitutes a violation of Section 2.xiv of the Authorize.Net Acceptable Use Guidelines and Sections 3.3 and 11.3 of the Authorize.Net Service Agreement (the “Agreement”). These sections include, but are not limited to, the sale of firearms or any similar product. Accordingly, pursuant to Section 4 of the Acceptable Use Guidelines, your ability to access and use the Authorize.Net Services will be terminated on September 30, 2013.

Apparently Visa executives are fans of President Obama and his policies to make firearms, ammunition, and business services for the firearms industry hard to get.

Well I’m a fan of the United States Constitution.

Because Visa and Authorize.net corporate policy doesn’t care for our country and our constitutional rights, I’m cutting up my Visa card and finding other service providers other than Visa and Authorize.net on my, and my many client websites, to process online purchases.

I grew up with firearms. They are tools just like a knife, a shovel, chainsaw, or a wrench (all of which have been used to kill people).  Tools don’t kill.  The operator does.

The difference is, firearms are protected, rightly so, by the U.S. Constitution – for a lot of really good reasons.

It figures that Visa is out of California. Authorize net’s headquarters is in San Francisco.  What a surprise. They’re drinking the koolaid for stupid people.

We all make decisions about policies that we agree with and it shows up in our purchases and the way we market products and services if we’re in business. This policy by Visa Corporation, to go against the U.S. Constitution, is downright dumb and they should suffer the consequences.

The folks on both coasts don’t believe in the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution but most of the people in the wide middle of the country do.

Make Visa Hurt Folks!

I suggest that you cut up your Visa card and get other online payment services for your business too. If you see an Authorize.net logo on a site where you purchase products, buy from another site that doesn’t use Authorize.net.

And while your’re at it, contact both and tell them you don’t agree with their policy and what you’re doing about it.  Phone numbers, addresses, contact pages etc:

www.authorize.net/support/

www.corporate.visa.com/utility/contact-us.shtml

Will you join me?

For more information about this story, see the Washington Times:

Authorize.net gives no credit to the 2nd Amendment

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/its-all-smoke-and-whiskey/2013/sep/27/authorizenet-gives-no-credit-2nd-amendment/

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