Does my site violate PayPal's rules.
PayPal's new restrictions "(h) certain firearms, firearm parts or accessories, ammunition, weapons or knives"
I sell muzzleloading bullets and accessories online. I have for over 5 years now. I don't sell weapons of any kind. I don't sell anything that any person cannot walk into Wal-Mart and buy over the counter that even has an age limit. I don't sell ammunition, since I don't sell anything that contains powder or primer; nor do I sell those items. Ammunition by definition is made up of three things; projectile, powder and primer, thus I don't sell ammunition.
When is the last time anyone heard of someone committing a crime with muzzleloader bullets.
Well, last year EBay shut my store down although, if you check bpbullets had 100% positive feedback, because they claimed I violated the above rule.
This week PayPal limited my account for the same reason.
If I were selling anything that could be seriously considered a threat of being used to commit a crime or could not be legally be purchased on any number of other sites; Cabelas comes to mind, or at any sporting goods store without restriction, I would not have a complaint.
You be the judge. The leaders of PayPal are in a position to affect a large number of people. Are they anti-gun or not? Does what I sell violate their rules or just their feelings about guns in general? Are muzzleloaders, which I don't sell on my site, considered by the FFL to be firearms?:confused:
I have reviewed US CODE COLLECTION; TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 44 > § 921Prev | Next § 921. Definitions.
US CODE: Title 18,921. Definitions
I believe you allow antique firearms. If that is so, the bullets and accessorries I sell are included by the above US Title, see below a copy and paste from Title 18:
(16) The term “antique firearm” means—
(A) any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in or before 1898; or
(B) any replica of any firearm described in subparagraph (A) if such replica—
(i) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition, or
(ii) uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition which is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade; or
(C) any muzzle loading rifle, muzzle loading shotgun, or muzzle loading pistol, which is designed to use black powder, or a black powder substitute, and which cannot use fixed ammunition. For purposes of this subparagraph, the term “antique firearm” shall not include any weapon which incorporates a firearm frame or receiver, any firearm which is converted into a muzzle loading weapon, or any muzzle loading weapon which can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition by replacing the barrel, bolt, breechblock, or any combination thereof.
Therefore, I am in compliance with PayPal’s "(h) certain firearms, firearm parts or accessories, ammunition, weapons or knives" rule, since nothing I sell can be used in a firearm that is not considered an antique under US Title 18.