23 Republican AGs Warn Credit Card Companies To Abandon Plan To Identify Gun Sales

23 Republican AGs Warn Credit Card Companies To Abandon Plan To Identify Gun Sales


The Republican attorneys general of 23 states are expected to send a letter Tuesday opposing plans by Visa, Mastercard, and American Express to add a new code to identify gun purchases made at firearm retailers.

“Categorizing the constitutionally protected right to purchase firearms unfairly singles out law-abiding merchants and consumers alike,” a draft of the letter reads, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“We will marshal the full scope of our lawful authority to protect our citizens and consumers from unlawful attempts to undermine their constitutional rights,” it added.

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The letter is led by Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti and Montana Attorney General Austin Knudson, according to the report.

The attorneys general of California and New York recently sent letters to the three companies to encourage the new categorization

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