(ConcernedPatriot.com) – Discover will be the first credit card company to track gun transactions made by its customers starting in April 2023.
On September 11, 2022, Breitbart News reported Visa gave in to pressure from groups that want stricter gun laws and New York Democrats and agreed to use a new sales classification system to find transactions involving guns and ammunition.
According to the Associated Press, Mastercard and other significant credit companies have also agreed to alert authorities to gun transactions.
The Independent Journal Review (IJR) wrote an article on March 2, 2023, that said Discover will be the first credit card company to track gun purchases, starting in April.
IJR stated, “Starting in April, anyone using a Discover card to make a transaction in a gun store will have that purchase recorded.”
"What exactly is a suspicious purchase? The gun control groups can't tell us, I don't think the credit card companies can tell us."
Second Amendment advocate @CamEdwards sounds off on credit card companies tracking gun sales. @CarlHigbie
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— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) September 17, 2022
Discover cards are used by more than 55 million people, so just one business has a lot of information about gun transactions.
Reuters says that Discover Financial Services was the first of its competitors to make a public announcement about when the initiative, which is meant to help police investigate gun-related crimes, will start in February 2023.
Discover would “allow its network to track purchases at gun retailers come April,” making it the first among its peers.
According to Discover,
“We remain committed on maintaining our commitment to preserving and supporting legal purchases on our network while protecting cardholder privacy.”
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) authorized the code in September 2022.
A spokesman for the ISO said, “Users in the industry will decide whether or not to use the new merchant category code.”
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