On September 12, 2022, Gun Owners of America announced its opposition to a new plan by credit card giants to reclassify transactions realized at firearms stores. Under this new plan, these firearms-related transactions would have their own specialized business code.
Civilian disarmament proponents believe that this campaign will help with the enforcement of current laws directed against gun trafficking and other crimes. However, GOA is of a different view here.
By drawing on the way financial institutions and federal agencies have treated the firearms industry historically speaking, GOA believes that “this system will only grow more intrusive and likely be abused.”
Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, made the following statement:
This is just the latest attempt by anti-gun lunatic activists to pressure