Gavin Newsom is buying airtime to at least pretend he’s trying to convince people of the illusion that California still cares about freedom.
However, some of his blue state counterparts, like Kathy Hochul in New York, have given up all pretenses.
And the unelected Governor’s foot soldiers just sent out a mind-blowing demand to get conservatives.
Kathy Hochul’s pals are going as far as hatching a new plan to blatantly monitor the purchases of conservatives in the Empire State.
Unelected Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul has been on a vendetta against New Yorkers’ Second Amendment rights.
Even after the Supreme Court of the United States shutdown an Empire State law that required New York conceal-carry applicants to specify their special need to exercise their right, Hochul, New York Attorney General Letitia James, and New York City Mayor Eric Adams made it clear they had no intentions of abiding by the High Court’s order.
And now Hochul and her corrupt band of elected officials are further infringing upon their constituents’ gun rights.
About 50 Democrat legislators in the Empire Strikes Back State sent a letter to Mastercard and American Express, requesting the companies flag purchases made at gun stores.
Currently, purchases made at a gun store fall under the “miscellaneous” or “durable goods” categories of retailer codes.
But the Leftist lawmakers in New York want the credit card companies to create a new code specific to gun dealers.
This change would allow government agencies to closely monitor firearm and ammunition purchases.
In their letter, the far-Left legislators point out credit card companies have already been required to report suspicious activity to law enforcement since 1970.
However, since when has purchasing a legal gun or bullets, in-and-of-itself, been considered “suspicious activity”?
Democrat New York Assembly Member, Chantel Jackson, somehow believes this will help stop future mass shootings.
“We need financial institutions to step up and join the fight against gun violence by creating a distinct MCC for firearm sales,” Assemblywoman Jackson said. “Doing so could permit law enforcement to intervene before bloodshed occurs.”
In 2021 alone, the FBI performed more than a half-million background checks for gun purchases in New York.
And despite laws in New York limiting gun owners to buying just 10 rounds of ammo at a time, there are still millions of rounds sold in the dark blue state every year.
However, Democratic State Senator Zellnor Myrie can’t fathom why anyone would oppose the flagging of legal gun and ammo purchases.
“This, I think, is simply using every tool that we have to help to stem gun violence,” Myrie said. “And frankly, I’m not sure why anyone would be opposed to this, outside of trying to avoid controversy or the politics.”
Well, pro-Second Amendment Americans bring up one good reason for opposition.
They say a separate code for gun retailers would create a “de facto firearm registration” to be used in future gun grabs.
American Express and MasterCard have yet to reply to the request from Gov. Hochul’s regime.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.