The news article above is disappointing for us law abiding shooting sport enthusiasts who buy online. Apparently Salesforce, a San Francisco-based software giant, changed its policy with its retail customers. I don’t know how many online vendors there are that use their software (Brownells? Buds Guns? Midway?), but if they want to continue to use Salesforce’s software, they can no longer sell certain semiautos or mags greater than 10 rounds.
And it seems like just switching software is not an easy and affordable option. Sounds like it could cost a million or two just to switch for big retailers. If a seller/provider is big and powerful enough to dictate its own social and cultural views upon its business customers, I’m wondering if that might raise antitrust issues if switching to a competitor is not an economically viable option. But I’m no antitrust lawyer, so I don’t know. Regardless, I find this new practice very disconcerting.