NRA Rages Over New Credit Card Code For Gun Sales

The Insider reports:

Visa, MasterCard, and American Express will use a new code for gun shop purchases in US stores in a win for gun control advocates that has angered the NRA.

“The ISO’s decision to create a firearm specific code is nothing more than a capitulation to anti-gun politicians and activists bent on eroding the rights of law-abiding Americans one transaction at a time,” a spokesman for the National Rifle Association said in a statement Sunday.

“This is not about tracking or prevention or any virtuous motivation — it’s about creating a national registry of gun owners,” the spokesman continued.

Read the full article. The new merchant code was approved Friday by the Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization, leading to Visa joining Mastercard and Amex in saying they will use the code.