Gold seek reports in an article that France is now prohibiting sending gold, silver, or precious metals by mail. This is just another way for a socialist regime like France to try to slow the tide of their citizens buying precious metals. They want people to use only government sanctioned notes as money. They do not approve of alternative forms of currency.
Can something like this happen in the Unied States? Of course it can. We have already seen government delve into Amazon and try to tax online transactions. We've seen an attack on privacy with the NSA having the right to snoop on anyone's email and phone records without a court order.
Next will be an attack on online and heck even in person sales of alternative currencies like precious metals.