[Cabal] Credit Cards

Ethan Blanton elb at psg.com
Tue Nov 21 14:12:56 EST 2006

Daniel Atallah spake unto us the following wisdom:
> On 11/21/06, Ethan Blanton <elb at psg.com> wrote:
> > They do not allow one to use paypal to pay for firearms or various
> > firearm parts, yes.  They also would not respond to an inquiry on the
> > matter.
> The policy is here:
> http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/use/index_frame-outside&ed=weapons

Yes, I have read the policy.

> I assume it is just a CYA liability prevention issue since there are
> lots of items that they don't allow including cigarettes, alcohol and
> OEM software:
> http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/use/index_frame-outside

If it is, then they should respond to my inquiries with a simple "it's
for liability reasons".  I suspect it's actually because they're owned
by eBay, which also has a blanket policy against firearms.  I suspect
both are for political reasons, based on past statements made by eBay.

> I really don't care what we use, but from a cost standpoint, PayPal
> seems to make more sense.

I really am serious about not using paypal due to this issue.  I have
ceased my own dealings with them.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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