gun control

Over 100 House Representatives Demand Answers on New Credit-Card Policies

More than 100 members of the US Representatives are demanding answers over the recent creation of a specific code designed to track sales of firearms, ammunition and other related purchases. Led by Rep. Elise Stefanik (RN.Y.), the legislators penned a letter to Visa CEO Alfred Kelly, in which they queried him about the company’s intent …

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Credit card companies choose virtue signaling with gun purchase changes

ORn Saturday, Visa, the world’s largest payment processor, announced it would categorize sales at gun shops with a separate merchant code. Mastercard and American Express are doing likewise. Before this last weekend, gun store sales were considered “general merchandise.” Gun control advocates argue that creating a separate category code for gun store purchases could curb …

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Gun law advocates hail credit card code as way to cut down suspicious sales

Fire arms are seen at the Bob√Ęs Little Sport Gun Shop in the town of Glassboro, New Jersey, United States on May 26, 2022. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Gun law advocates are praising a decision to adopt a new sales code for transactions at gun stores, a move they had urged …

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Credit card companies will adopt new sales code for gun transactions

New York CNN – US credit card giants said they will implement a new merchant category code for the nation’s gun retailers, which gun control activists say will help flag potential mass shooters and gun traffickers. The International Organization for Standardization, based in Geneva, approved the code on Friday. The system will separately categorize sales …

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