Credit Cards 'Pause' Efforts To Track Gun Purchases After Pushback

Posted on AllSides March 13th, 2023
From The Right
Oleksandr Lutsenko |

Just weeks ago, gun control advocates were doing happy dances as credit card companies prepared to implement a new merchant category code (MCC) that would ease the way, sort of, for tracking gun purchases. Now, under public pressure, financial institutions are backing away from those codes and supporters of self-defense rights are celebrating. It's an illustration of how quickly the high ground can change hands on America's political battlefields. But it also shows how politicized business has become, and how difficult it is for private companies to navigate between the...

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