Assault on the firearms industry by anti-gun influencers using payment companies as a weapon to shoot themselves in the foot

“Big Brother” is now tracking what they consider to be “problematic gun purchases.” In mid-September, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved the creation of a new commercial code to apply to arms dealers for transactions using credit card networks. Adams Arms president Jason East points out the danger of this move. “When mainstream organizations use surveillance measures and disguise them as tracking problematic or dangerous purchases, they are actually beginning the destruction of the rights of Americans—the Second Amendment is just the beginning,” observes East.

The change was proposed by the global Amalgamated Bank and came just days after members of Congress, the attorneys general of California and New York, as well as their states’ major pension systems, forced Visa, Mastercard and American Express to help “address the epidemic of gun violence.” (1)(2) The details indicate that the code will show where a person spent money, but not what items they bought.

As president of his Florida firearms company, which has been in business for 15 years, he sees the move as a way to monitor the legal gun-buying activities of as many Americans as possible and limit the channels they have. right to use. “What’s next? Should Americans worry that buying booze at a bar or buying liquor at a retailer will set off an alarm that they’re a danger to society?” Oriente asked. Put into perspective, in 2021 there were 611 mass shootings. in the US and 103 people died.(3) In the same time period from 2020-2022, drunk drivers killed more than 10,000 people each year.(4) If the government were to look for problematic alcohol abuse and patterns tracking 2021 beer, wine, and spirits sales that grossed $7.701 million, it would meet with massive opposition.(5)

According to the observations of a popular firearms blog, (6) even in the smokescreen, the new commercial coding uncovers a number of logistical problems, according to East.

  • The codes track spending but aren’t broken down by product – how will that work at a large multi-sport retailer like Bass Pro Shops compared to a small dealer?
  • Who will examine the algorithmic results? And who will have the manpower to monitor the results?
  • Most firearm purchases are completely legal and buyers are likely to be wary of the financial system and opt for strictly cash purchases or spread purchases over multiple cards and gift cards tied to a single store.
  • Be aware that those trying to purchase for illegal purposes may follow the same tactics. As is the case with most measures aimed at reducing anything, the bad guys always find a way around it.

For years, Adams Arms has been a trusted source for high-quality, reliable firearms for the US military and law enforcement, as well as sports enthusiasts. Adams Arms has offered a patented piston driven system that is cleaner, cooler and more reliable to use. “Historically a law enforcement favorite, our AR-15 piston system stands out for its technical merit and reliability. Additionally, Adams Arms has developed a custom AR-15 folding stock backpack for School Resource Officers in protecting children in America’s schools. In short, Adams Arms is there when it’s needed most, helping all users feel safe and in control,” says East.

A deeply concerned East comments: “All Americans, not just legal gun owners, need to think carefully about how much control they want the government to have over their rights as citizens. Make your voice heard when you vote. Financial strangulation will eventually pull the rug out from under everyone’s feet.”

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