“What these lawmakers are wanting to do is, essentially, force the credit card companies to provide information to the government that would set up a de facto gun registry. Another one, at least.”
There are bad people in this world. No one on the planet will deny that. So I get the desire many have to try and stop these bad people from doing bad things.
Yet a push to try and get credit card companies to flag at least some gun purchases isn’t really a way to address the issue.
That’s precisely what a number of New York lawmakers want these companies to start doing.
More than four dozen state lawmakers have penned a letter to Mastercard and American Express, urging the New York-based credit card companies to support a measure that could make it easier to spot suspicious purchases at gun stores.
By Tom Knighton