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.
Predictably, the NRA is angry over any efforts to reduce gun violence. We all know the reason is that it may affect gun & ammo sales. They use the same bullshit language while knowing that this change will have ZERO impact on lawful gun purchases.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) September 12, 2022