Remember back in March, when Citi Bank announced its new “firearms sales best practices”? In short, the bank said it would cease doing business with anyone that sells any firearms to anyone under 21 years old and any business that sells “high capacity magazines” (a term left undefined by the bank).
Now it’s June, and The New York Post is reporting that Intuit suddenly and without warning stopped processing credit card payments because sales were gun-related.
.@Intuit, WITHOUT WARNING, stopped processing credit card payments because sales were gun-related. "As a result, the businesses had to scramble to track down customers to get them repay their bills." https://t.co/WMRppa1Xjg
— NRA (@NRA) June 11, 2018
Several gun-related businesses were suddenly — and without warning — disrupted in recent weeks when Intuit stopped processing credit card payments because sales were gun-related, The Post has learned.
Some of the payments stopped didn’t even involve firearms, but simply T-shirts and coffee mugs and gun safety classes, according to small business owners.
As a result, the businesses had to scramble to track down customers to get them pay their bills after Intuit credited back to customers’ accounts the purchases — even if the T-shirt was already shipped or the class already taken, one businessman told The Post.
Not processing credit card payments on T-shirts and coffee mugs — that’ll cut down on school shootings for sure.
This is a shameful display of manipulation… Wake up… we live in america https://t.co/jwDRg2ACw5
— Benjamin Huff (@jbenjaminhuff) June 13, 2018
This is unbelievable…. https://t.co/jksqEVwg8V
— Joey O (@pfuds) June 13, 2018
this will end badly for them https://t.co/laexPYZp5X
— Guy LEWIS (@braindamage724) June 12, 2018
So, Intuit is trying to ruin small businesses. https://t.co/4COL1uzeP1
— teresa metz (@travler76945) June 12, 2018
— Mike Beasley (@MikeBeas) June 11, 2018
It would be one thing to stop future purchases but the guns were already sold. @Intuit obviously has an issue with guns but then tell your customers first so they can change companies, instead you try to ruin people doing legit sales/purchases. #Ignorance #2ndAmendment https://t.co/FezV7CNmeA
— DRD (@ET1286) June 11, 2018
Sounds like breach of contract to me. https://t.co/gybljKbC1c
— Chuck Boyle (@boyledad) June 11, 2018
Wow, I think someone has a breach of contract suit they can file against @Intuit probably get 5 times the amount since it was a blatantly malicious act to hurt the business. Possibly criminal charges, any lawyers out there want to field this one? https://t.co/KvzID5fpfp
— كافر الملك Atomysk (@NobleMaN79) June 13, 2018
Lawsuit time. https://t.co/9vtM4IPLCx
— Deplorable Texan™ (@AussumPossum) June 11, 2018
Sue. Immediately. https://t.co/gEA2C0h9S1
— ShiftCandy (@rocketjumpDS) June 12, 2018
It's time to boycott Intuit and their related companies if they think they can discriminate against lawful businesses and their customers. This is war, people! They're going to regret this – hit them where it hurts, in their bottom line! Don't buy or use Intuit products/services. https://t.co/inxhDKxNKH
— Brian McKinny (@BMacDrums) June 12, 2018
There's a market here. Probably should move on it. https://t.co/SNbu16ntHz
— Prez Cannady (@prezcannady) June 11, 2018
If you are a gun dealer, use Clarent Processing. Firearm friendly. It's what I use. Formerly Payment Alliance International. https://t.co/BnmhZKSRga
— WE4OU (@ECW4OU) June 12, 2018
— John Monterusso (@JohnInGR) June 11, 2018
'Unhinged insanity'! Citi Bank gets HAMMERED for 'ominous' cave to gun control crowd (here's their statement) https://t.co/tRCHitNzr3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 22, 2018