Right-wing media are having a predictable meltdown about Visa’s adoption of credit card purchasing categories for firearms

Posted on AllSides September 13th, 2022
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Media Industry, Media Bias, Media Watch, Gun Control, Right-Wing Media
Andrea Austria / Media Matters

Right-wing media figures are fearmongering about the announcement that credit card companies will start separately categorizing gun and ammunition purchases. They have claimed the move will create a national registry of gun owners, constituting an attack on the Second Amendment, and blamed various government organizations for the new international standards.

On September 10, Visa announced it would join MasterCard and American Express in following the new international standard of categorizing gun sales created by the nonprofit the International Organization for Standardization based in Geneva, Switzerland. The decision has been hailed as a major win...

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