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PayPal Cuts Ties With Bud's Gun Shop

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Buds Gun Shop says that PayPal pulled the PayPal payment option from the Buds Gun Shop website last Friday, saying that a company policy was violated. Buds Gun Shop claims that the move is a reaction to recent shootings. 

In a statement, PayPal said that it will not provide specifics about the situation, but that the long-standing policy is to not allow transactions involving guns and ammunition. 

Doug Ramsey with Buds Gun Shop says that they are aware of the policy, but only sold non-restricted items, such as accessories, clothing, and camping gear, with PayPal.

"We think that in light of the recent shootings, it seems fairly clear to us why they're taking these actions. Again, we don't know for sure because they won't respond directly to us, but we think you can connect the dots on this," Ramsey said.

Ramsey said that Buds Gun Shop cannot appeal the decision. Customers can still shop with credit cards, checks, and other payment options.

You can read PayPal's full statement below:

"PayPal’s longstanding policy is not to permit our services to be used for transactions involving ammunition and firearms. Per company policy, we do not provide specific account information, but the matter in question and action taken in this instance is limited to one account for specific violations of the company’s Acceptable Use Policy. PayPal regularly and objectively assesses activity against this policy and carefully reviews accounts, closing only those that violate policies.”

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