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Shopify Bans Merchants From Selling Certain Guns on Its Platform

Aug. 15, 2018, 3:01 PM

Shopify Inc., the Canadian provider of online stores for more than 600,000 businesses, banned the sale of some semi-automatic firearms and 3-D printed guns.

Semi-automatic guns that can take magazines that hold more than 10 bullets, attachments that make guns fire faster — like bump stocks — and silencers or flash suppressors are all considered “restricted items,” according to the company’s rules, which were updated Aug. 13. The popular and controversial AR-15, as well as other “assault-type weapons,” would fall into this category.

The move is a new indication of how Shopify, whose stock has rocketed more than 700 percent ...