24 Attorneys General Demand Credit Card Companies Drop Plans To Track Gun Sales

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Authored by Tom Ozimek via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Two dozen Republican attorneys general have sent a letter to Visa, Mastercard, and American Express demanding the credit card companies abandon plans to track gun sales in the United States through firearm-specific transaction codes.

Credit card companies face pressure from gun control groups and lawmakers sympathetic to their cause to adopt new merchant category codes (MCC) for firearms, which now fall into the “general merchandise” category.

This, in turn, was prompted by a decision on the part of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a Switzerland-based group that sets and monitors quality standards for various industries,to establish firearm-specific codes.

Reacting to the ISO decision, Visa said in a statement that it would “proceed with next steps, while ensuring we protect all legal commerce on the Visa network in accordance with our long-standing rules.”

The National Rifle Association (NRA) criticized…

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UPS New Gun Shipping Rule

More Back Door Firearm Harassment.

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From ZeroHedge

United Parcel Service (UPS), one of the largest US package delivery companies, has changed shipping regulations that will hurt small to medium-sized gun manufacturers.

AmmoLand Newsobtained a letter that UPS sent customers in the firearms industry specifying how as of Aug. 29, shipments of at least 50 handguns per day had to be sustained to use its 2nd Day Air service. Sellers who did not meet new service volume requirements risk losing their shipping accounts.

“Under the new agreement, UPS is only required to give customers a ten-day notice before cutting them off from the shipping service,” AmmoLand’s John Crump said.

Crump explained: “The volume necessary means that most online retailers and manufacturers are now cut off from shipping guns through the carrier unless the handgun is shipped using the expensive Next Day Air service.”

UPS told customers it “updated its policy to adhere to nationwide regulations…

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