is reporting that Square is no longer allowing its service to be used in transactions relating to firearms or weapons.

This past week, vendors using the Square Account mobile phone application, which processes credit and debit card transactions, received an updated user agreement dated May 9th, 2013. In this agreement, Part One, Section 6, states “By creating a Square Account, you also confirm that you will not accept payments in connection with the following businesses or business activities: [this section has been modified to add item number] “(23) sales of (i) firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or (ii) weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury.”

This will definitely hurt some of the smaller vendors who use Square on their phones. This also makes it more difficult for people like me who don’t carry a lot of cash on them. What it does do is make sure that I won’t use Square or any of its services.