Dear Trevacy Outdoors Customers,
First, we would like to state that we are proud Second Amendment supporters! Today we received the below e-mail from PayPal stating that they do not support our Second Amendment Rights and have stated that we must remove all ammunition and weapons from our site at www.trevacyoutdoors.com. However, this goes against OUR BELIEFS of the 'right to keep and bear arms' as well as the right to enjoy the outdoors and create family traditions through skeet shooting, hunting, etc. As a result, we will no longer offer the option to pay via PayPal! You will; however, continue to be able to pay with any credit card directly on our site. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as well as support of our constitutional rights!
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Date: Wed, May 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM
Subject: Your account has been limited until we hear from you
Dear Tracy ,
After a recent review of your account activity, it has been determined that
you are in violation of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy regarding your sales
/ offers of ammunition on http://trevacyoutdoors.com.
In order to comply with our Acceptable Use Policy and avoid the limitation
of your account, you will need to:
- Remove those items from http://trevacyoutdoors.com that violate PayPal's
Acceptable Use Policy. Example/s: ammunition
- Submit the online Acceptable Use Policy affidavit.
The PayPal User Agreement states that PayPal, at its sole discretion,
reserves the right to limit an account for any violation of the User
Agreement, including the Acceptable Use Policy.
Under the Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal at its discretion, may not be used
to send or receive payments for firearms or weapons, which include but are
not limited to:
Firearms - Includes all rifles, shotguns, and handguns, whether they are
intended for use in sporting, as collectibles, or as curio and relic
firearms. These items are prohibited regardless of their present working
Firearm parts - Includes, but is not limited to, receivers and frames,
silencers, kits designed to convert a firearm to automatic firing
capability, a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds, multi-burst
trigger activators and camouflaging firearm containers.
Ammunition - Includes ammunition with propellant, such as gunpowder or
blank ammunition. Ammunition is defined as ammunition or cartridge cases,
primers, bullets, or propellant powder designed for any firearm.
This is not intended to be an all-inclusive review or list of your
website/s and auction/s. Furthermore, the violations of the Policy
described above are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. The user is
responsible for ensuring all transactions comply with the Acceptable Use
For more information about the status of your account and for instructions
on how to restore full use of your account, please log in to your PayPal
account and select the "Resolution Center" link. On the next page select
the "Resolve" button/s located under the Action column, in the Steps to
Provide More Information section and follow the applicable instructions.
We encourage you to login and return your account to good standing as soon
Failure to respond by the following date will result in the further
escalation of this issue: May 12, 2014
You can view the complete PayPal Acceptable Use Policy by clicking the
"Legal" link at the bottom of any PayPal page and clicking "PayPal
Acceptable Use Policy". You can also find some more information on the
PayPal Acceptable Use Policy on our Help Center.
You can find additional information and tips about buying and selling
safely on our Business Resource Center at
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions,
please contact the PayPal Brand Risk Management Department at
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