Some gun dealers may be finding it more difficult to sell their wares online. A gun salesman near Nashville found out yesterday that Intuit Payment Solutions no longer wants to do business with online gun dealers.
"We go through all the hoops and all the steps and at the end of the day it's still a struggle to get the same services anybody else would," said Nick McMillan.According to the email McMillan and several other gun dealers got, Intuit is no longer willing to process payments for guns that aren't purchased face-to-face. McMillan thinks that Intuit simply doesn't want to deal with any bad publicity in the event of another tragedy.
He owns Leiper's Fork Firearms. It is a small gun dealership McMillan runs out of his home.
"We're set up like a business, just like every other small business out there," he said.
McMillan is a has a federal firearms license and is heavily regulated by both the state and federal governments.
But McMillan received an email from Intuit Payment solutions informing him the company was no longer interested in processing his credit card sales.
"They either reviewed several accounts, or it was a company wide policy, because I wasn't the only federal firearms license dealer that got pushed out the other day," McMillan said.
Good for Intuit. Until we make it tougher for those who have no business having guns to get them, this more than makes sense. Hopefully other credit card processors will step up.