AG Schmidt, others warn credit card companies against tracking gun sales

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has joined attorneys general from 23 other states in a campaign against tracking gun sales by credit card companies.

A letter to the CEOs of American Express, Mastercard and Visa warned that tracking gun sales would create a list of gun owners that could be misused by anti-gun groups and others. The letter also stated that the creation of a new commercial code to track purchases could violate antitrust and consumer protection laws. The new mercantile code was created after years of international pressure.

“Press releases from public officials make clear that the new commercial code was created and adopted in conjunction with various state actors, which may further create the potential for civil and criminal liability for conspiracy to deprive Americans of their rights. civilians,” the attorneys general. wrote. “Social policy must be debated and determined within our political institutions. Americans are tired of seeing corporate influence used to further political goals that cannot muster basic democratic support. The Second Amendment is a fundamental right, but it is also a fundamental American value. Our financial institutions should stop lending their market power to those who wish to attack that value.”

The full letter can be found by following the link below.

merchant code letter

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