Blue Payment Agency’s New Internet FFL Program Allows Gun Dealers to Accept Credit Card Payments for Federal Background Checks

Blue Payment Agency's New Internet FFL Program Allows Gun Dealers to Accept Credit Card Payments for Federal Background Checks

WINDHAM, Maine, March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Online firearms sales in the United States are skyrocketing, and a new entrant to the firearms processing space, Blue Payment Agency, wants to ensure that licensed dealers are able to perform the essential background checks that make us all more safe. BluePaymentAgency.com , an online credit card payment gateway company, wants to ensure that the federally licensed dealers that perform background checks are able to accept credit cards online. According to Blue Payment Agency, they recently entered the firearms payments arena so that online dealers can serve not only the second-amendment community, but the country as a whole. Without the ability to accept credit cards for online sales and the criminal background check that goes with it, Blue Payment Agency feared that the entire FFL to FFL transfer system could erode. When a federal firearms licensee sells a gun on the internet, what happens next? Blue Payment Agency’s sales staff describes the need they fill this way. "When an internet customer purchases a gun online, their background is not checked at time of purchase. Why? Because the only way to safely sell a firearm is through a face-to-face transaction, with a check through National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) performed by a dealer with a federal firearms license (FFL)." But, if the only way to sell a gun safely is face-to-face, and licensed online gun dealers do everything correctly, how are the background checks performed? Blue payment agency described this hypothetical […]

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