Gun control extremists are using every possible avenue to disarm law-abiding sportsmen and gun owners, including how to uncover personal identifying information on who owns firearms in America. The latest tactic on this front is to track credit card purchases of firearms and ammunition. Gun control fanatics like New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Rob Bonta are looking forward to embracing this new “tool” so they can focus their efforts on legal purchasers of firearms and ammunition in their ongoing quest to destroy our firearms freedom.
In September 2022, the International Organizations for Standardization (ISO) approved the creation of a new merchant code for firearm retailers to use when their customers use a credit card to purchase firearms and ammunition. Big credit card companies like American Express, Mastercard, and Visa jumped on board to implement this new merchant code. BUT due to the overwhelming pushback from sportsmen and gun owners credit card companies have “paused” implementation. Credit card companies have always used merchant codes, but previous codes were general with firearm store sales listed as general merchandise or sporting goods. The new codes are specific to firearms and ammunition.
On Thursday, February 8th, upon Senate adjournment for the day, in the Old Supreme Court, the Senate Business, Labor, & Technology Committee is scheduled to hear SB24-066, a bill to track the credit card purchases of law-abiding sportsmen.
SB24-066 requires a merchant acquirer or a payment card network to track the purchases of firearms and ammunition with a new merchant category code (MCC).
Gun control advocates say this is a tool to help identify “suspicious activities” and firearms trafficking. How do sportsmen and gun owners not take this idea as the Centennial State wanting to surveil the personal and private credit card purchases of its residents?
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