Biden and the gun grabbers were smiling after one infuriating credit card policy

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The Left are always looking for ways to curtail gun rights.

They will use whatever means necessary to roll back gun rights.

And Biden and the gun grabbers were smiling after one infuriating credit card policy.

The Second Amendment is under constant assault from the Left, and not just in terms of direct gun laws.

Gun grabbers nibble away at gun rights any way they can.

The latest move by anti-2A activists has been to go after gun manufacturers with frivolous litigation, and now credit card companies have been added to the equation.

Discover following international decree on gun purchases

Discover is the latest credit card company to agree to track gun purchases.

A spokesman for the company said in a statement, “We remain focused on continuing to protect and support lawful purchases on our network while protecting the privacy of cardholders…The decision to use the new merchant category code is eventually left up to the users in the industry.”

The decision from Discover was based on a decree from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which announced that it created a separate category for gun sales in place of the old designation of “general merchandise.”

Discover claims that privacy will be protected, but if that were the priority, then the specialized category would not exist.

Credit card companies clearly want to create a specific designation for gun sales to track purchases and flag “suspicious” activity.

Last year, a Visa spokesman said, “Following ISO’s decision to establish a new merchant category code, Visa will proceed with next steps, while ensuring we protect all legal commerce on the Visa network in accordance with our long-standing rules.”

Gun rights advocates have understandably voiced concerns about such monitoring.

For example, firearms are not the only items at gun shops that are expensive.

A gun safe would qualify as a big purchase that could potentially get a credit card user put on a list.

The credit card companies are already downplaying the new policy.

Former Visa CEO Al Kelly told Time Magazine, “Guns are allowed in the United States and we would fully expect that anybody who wants to buy a gun should be able to buy that gun provided all the other checks are done. On top of that, we’re telling them that we don’t collect [that level of data] for consumers…So if [Visa’s Chief Communications Officer] K.C. Kavanagh goes into a gun store and buys three thermoses and a tent, and you go in and buy a rifle and five rounds of ammunition, all I know is you both went to the same gun store. I know what gun store, I know when you went, and I know how much money you spent. But I don’t know what you bought.”

That is not particularly reassuring, especially after the events of the past few years.

Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.

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