Meaningful federal gun control has been blocked for a generation, and red-state legislatures are moving almost uniformly to liberalize state gun laws. As a result, technology companies and banks have taken to the concept of 'legislation by proxy' in order to further their own political agenda.
By preventing firearm companies from accepting credit cards, applying for loans, and participating in eCommerce, these companies can effectively put the industry out of business. The companies who stand to lose the most are primarily small business who lack the resources to hire web developers to build an eCommerce website from scratch, lack the capital to internally fund their own growth, and do not have the business acumen to navigate the ever-changing Terms of Service contracts from technology providers.
What's more, gun enthusiasts are increasingly being silenced as they voice their opposition to these changes. Popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are regularly purging firearm related channels without warning or any due process. As private companies, they reserve the right to silence whoever they feel like on a moment's notice. Their political agenda is obvious, but what isn't obvious is exactly WHO is now in control over our legislative process. Politicians increasingly rely on these platforms for campaign advertising, which poses a severe conflict of interest.