(last updated on 1/10/2010)
PayPal does not allow the use of its service or logo for selling firearms, certain
firearm parts or ammunition.
Click the following links to read the PayPal Acceptable use policy and PayPal's FAQ
about firearm sales. Using PayPal for payments associated with items that are prohibited
by their Acceptable Use Policy may result in the suspension or closure of your PayPal
account. If you have a question as to whether your product complies with
PayPal's policies, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the
product and a link to the URL where it is being sold.
Unfortunately all of the major online payment services have banned firearm and
ammunition payments. Using online payment services like PayPal could result in the payment
being declined. The best payment service that we can recommend to use is the US Postal
Service and the US Postal Money Order. Click here to read about US Postal Money Orders:
Because we do not
have the ability to police and review each and every auction item sold, and because the
PayPal policy can be interpreted to cover many weapons that may fire a lethal projectile
or be converted into something that could fire a lethal projectile, we have applied an
automated procedure to remove all PayPal logos and links from all auctions placed within
the Firearms categories. It is not our policy to stop users from using the PayPal service,
only that we are removing the ability to display the PayPal logo on those item listings
that would likely be included in their broad policy against firearms.