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Credit Card Processors and Banks Are the Newest Accomplices to Biden’s Anti-gun Agenda

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The unserious people running this country fiddle as the United States burns with an economy in shambles and soaring crime rates, but make no mistake, the Biden administration has found something it is willing to work on: Taking complete control of our personal lives and obliterating our constitutional rights in order to do so.

The latest iteration of their obsession is a new end-run against the Second Amendment through the creation of a gun registry, which is prohibited by federal law, and ultimately complete gun control. How? An announcement by the credit card processor Visa revealed they will be adopting a new merchant code created by an international organization to track purchases at gun retailers. Currently, gun and ammunition purchases are listed generically under a code used for sporting goods stores in general, which includes gun retailers.  

The Democrats know they are limited by those pesky and irritating things called the Constitution and federal law, so they decided to hire the proverbial hit men to do their dirty work for them. Much like the revelation that the Biden administration colluded with Big Tech to censor and ban Americans on social media, in this case they want the credit card processors and the banks to be their agent and enforcer in making the Second Amendment a toothless novelty. Additionally, Fox News reports, Republicans have “filed a lawsuit against President Biden, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top administration officials alleging that they ‘pressured and colluded’ with Big Tech social media companies to censor and suppress information on the Hunter Biden laptop story, COVID-19 origins and security of voting by mail during the pandemic.” Now this sounds like more than a slightly familiar tactic.

Firearm consultants Orchid Advisors reports on how the push for the new firearms merchant code began just six months into Biden’s presidency: “The application was submitted to the International Standards Organization (ISO) in July 2021 by Amalgamated Bank, a New York-based financial institution with a mission as ‘America’s most socially responsible bank’ to ‘advance positive social change.’ […] Today, Amalgamated customers include the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Governors Association, as well as campaigns for President Joe Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.” The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action reports gun control groups and New York City Mayor Eric Adams were also involved and supported the action.

Some may want to hide the actual gun registry and control agenda being exposed, but Patricia Sims Brown, the CEO of Amalgamated Bank, said the quiet thing out loud earlier this month: “Everyone has a responsibility to do what they can to stop gun violence. As a bank, it is our right and responsibility to report the use of the financial system to fuel black market gun sales and sales associated with mass shootings,” reported the New York Post.

If you think all of this sounds familiar, you would be right. The Obama administration’s Department of Justice implemented “Operation Choke Point” pressured banks to cut off businesses not favored by the Democrats, like gun retailers and payday loan businesses under the guise of “rooting out fraud.” The Trump administration put an end to the atrocious practice when he became president in 2017.

The NRA explains this new merchant code (MCC) will also provide “a new tool to use in [the left’s] lawfare campaign against lawful businesses. The groups claim that they expect banks and payment processors to ‘flag’ so-called ‘suspicious’ transactions with the new MCC. Notably, no standards are given for what would be considered ‘suspicious.’” Moreover, “Anti-gun groups will almost certainly use the new flagging system to create liability for any banks or payment processors who do business with the firearm industry…”

There is some good new here. GOP star Elise Stefanik (R-NY) along with 100 other House Republicans are demanding answers from all the major credit card processors, including Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. She asks if the companies intend the share gun sales records with the government and refers to credit card processors’ initial hesitation at implementing a new code specifically for firearms retailers, “It has been widely reported that American Express, Mastercard, and Visa did not support this application,” the Stefanik-led letter says. “Specifically, Visa recently stated that they ‘believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent.’ We could not agree more.”

“I am adamantly opposed to this attempt to track the information of law-abiding gun owners and am calling out this attempt to infringe on our Constitutional, Second Amendment rights… As Far Left gun grabbing politicians seek to further erode our Constitution, I’m working to ensure credit card companies are not aiding in their anti-Second Amendment agenda,” Stefanik told the New York Post.

Godspeed to Elise, but she will only have the power to follow through if the GOP takes the House in November. They also must take the Senate if we are to have any hope stopping the damage the Democrats are so intent on inflicting.


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Barbara Frost
2 months ago

Any bank that makes use of the ESG (Environmental Social Governance) is one that I will NOT do business with. Leaving Bank of AMERICA and moving all my funds into a COMMUNITY BANK that does not bow down to any of this idiocy.

RCK48
1 month ago
Reply to  Barbara Frost

Pay cash & credit cards will have nothing to report.

magpie618
2 months ago

So Biden can have the IRS know everything you buy or deposit and pay taxes on, don’t be fooled. Credit cards are now keeping tract of any guns honest citzens purchase.

Lee S McQuillen
2 months ago
Reply to  magpie618

Guess the answer is to pay cash – at least the credit card companies wouldn’t be involved!

Moses
2 months ago

Mitch McConnnell has pulled 8 million dollars from republican candidates backed by Trump, Says he doesn’t want to have to deal with Trump republicans. If this is not a rino I don’t know what would be. Mitch needs to leave Washington sooner rather than later.

PaulE
2 months ago
Reply to  Moses

Yes, McConnell only wants to back RINO candidates for the Senate. The “go along to get types” that accompanied him when he strolled across the aisle to vote for Democrat legislation that really only served to expand the Democrat agenda. McConnell has made that priority abundantly clear several times already. He realizes that if Trump candidates get elected to the Senate, they won’t back him to be the leader of the Senate should the Republicans take back the Senate chamber. Mitch is all about Mitch and what benefits him personally. Unfortunately, he isn’t up for re-election until 2026. So the only way he is gone sooner is if he decides to retire.

magpie618
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Don’t forget from Chinese wife has impact on his votes.

Lee S McQuillen
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

I’ve felt he needs to leave the Senate for a few years now. He’s not really a Republican, conservative. He’s in it for himself.

Rick
2 months ago

Anyone know of any alternatives to M/C, Visa and AMEX? Is Discover joining up with this garbage?

RCK48
1 month ago
Reply to  Rick

Pay cash.

Michael Lewis
2 months ago

This dovetails with an earlier AMAC article. See Below.

Defeat The “Great Reset” To Save American Freedoms
https://amac.us/defeat-the-great-reset-to-save-american-freedoms/

Rand Paul the Dangers of a one world government
bing.com/videos/search?q=Rand+Paul+the+Dangers+of+a+one+world+government&view=detail&mid=B6CB58D068C7B7754A88B6CB58D068C7B7754A88&FORM=VIRE
The hyperlink for the above is moved frequently: just type the title into your search engine!

Great Reset
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Reset

youtube.com/watch?v=DpE5cBgl11U

Whats really behind the great reset
youtube.com/watch?v=SOS21GL8ZPY

Kim Iversen: Digital IDs To Be Rolled Out By Big Banks For WEF’s GREAT RESET Agenda
youtube.com/watch?v=9cqC-Ha9yrA

The Federal Reserve Needs to Destroy U.S. Dollar to Usher in Cashless System: Jekyll Island Author
youtube.com/watch?v=c4wX22R60a8

Whats really behind the great reset
youtube.com/watch?v=SOS21GL8ZPY

Garye
2 months ago

Boycott Visa, who do these appeasement agents for the marxist democrat party think they are???
Wake up America – ANY/ALL of these companies or corporations kissing the anti American politicians behinds MUST be boycotted!!
Step 2 – THROW THESE USELESS TRAITORS OUT OF OFFICE!

David Millikan
2 months ago

WAKE UP!
Every time the Weaselcrats get in office TAXES GO UP, NATIONAL SECURITY WEAKENED, and MORE FREEDOMS TAKEN AWAY and YOU ARE SPIED ON starting with Weaselcrats FDR to DICTATOR Beijing biden.

Russ
2 months ago

We need to do some serious cleansing, there is no place in a constitutional republic for a socialist…PERIOD!

Theresa Coughlin
2 months ago

contrary to the ridiculous claims coming out of the gun-control crowd in congress and the credit card companies, this latest infringement of our second amendment rights will do NOTHING to solve the problem of gun violence. If the people engaging in gun crimes want guns badly enough, they will find a way to get them, whether it’s through the black market, stealing guns from their rightful owners, or USING CASH OR CHECKS TO PAY FOR THEM! This is just another scam from the virtual signaling left to get people to think they are doing something.

Creandawg
2 months ago

Hope is not an option. Retaking the house and senate is NO guarantee that anything will get done, the GOP has already proven that.
For the moment, until another payment processing system emerges, the workaround is CASH. Thinking about shredding my cards…”Let’s Go Brandon”.

THOMAS
2 months ago

Joe Biden and his corrupt illegitimate administration are setting Americans up for total dependence on the government controlled by the COMMUNIST CHINESE. I’m sure that millions of Americans are aware of what’s happening and they’re still doing nothing proactive to save themselves and our Republic! If this keeps up BIG BROTHER will own each and every one of us. All the ingredients are there for the enslavement of the populace, enforced by the COMMUNIST CHINESE MILITARY! Think about it, Biden is trying to take away our guns, control who buys guns, weakening our ARMED FORCES, allowing the COMMUNIST CHINESE to buy lands close to our MILITARY BASES and destroying our economy! If we don’t act NOW, we’re sentencing our children and grandchildren to a miserable life or even death. It’s time to resist the TYRANNY AND TREASON that’s got a strangle hold on this government! Voting in the 2022 midterms will be a fruitless effort knowing that the DEMOCRATS are already scheming to cheat like they did in 2020. If you believe that the CORRUPT DEMOCRATS will surrender their power without one hell of a fight, you’re sadly mistaken! GOD BLESS WHAT’S LEFT OF AMERICA!

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  THOMAS

You are too kind in your analysis of Biden and the DemocRat Party!!!

Barb
2 months ago
Reply to  THOMAS

VERY well-said!!

RCK48
1 month ago
Reply to  THOMAS

Cashless Joe is planning on getting rid of all cash like what was done with gold. Turn in all your cash for digital money. Then everything you buy will be known.

Rich
2 months ago

When the socialist globalists finally institute a one world system of payment, gun and ammunition sales will cease to exist, unless there is still a black market. As the fed’s tighten down on method of payment and tracking the sales, more and more of our freedoms are vanishing right before our eyes. Even if a person doesn’t like guns, what will the fed’s eliminate next? How about a car that runs on gasoline, etc., etc., etc. Think it through people, this government is out of control.

RCK48
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

Cashless Joe is planning on getting rid of all cash like what was done with gold. Turn in all your cash for digital money. Then everything you buy will be known.

election fraud
2 months ago

Obama/Biden and their evil accomplices just like with the killer jabs will do everything they can to destroy America and the world to stop us from protecting ourselves!!! Get involved in voting these Democrats/Communists out!!! Sign up to be election officials to stop the cheating!!! The only way democrats win elections is by cheating/fraud!!! Is FREEDOM what you would like, then get involved-NOW!!! America and the world is at stake!!! Stopping the pipeline, electric vehicles, transgenderism, abortion, forcing the jab, illegal immigration, phony charges against Trump, student loan forgiveness, LGBTQ acceptance down our throats, are just some of the wickedness forced down our throats!!! All of these things the vast majority of Americans are against!!! But the wicked people in charge of the media, big companies, public schools and the democrat/communist party are forcing on law abiding tax paying patriotic citizens!!!

Miranda
2 months ago

One more reason to take the Dems out this November.

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

Every time Democrats obtain power it seems less like a representative government and more like an occupation by enemy forces. If going from the best economy in 60 years to the worst in 50 isn’t a wake up in November better keep those guns close…

Ruckweiler
2 months ago

Go to the bank, get cash, and defeat the purpose of this unofficial, though they got a wink and a nod from the government, firearms registry.

Big D
2 months ago

I’ll be buying all my weapons and ammo with cash.

mytake
2 months ago

It seems the Dems are intent on starting a war. They are certainly trying to get the Republicans to cave in to something. Never give up when things look bleek. keep the Faith.

PaulE
2 months ago
Reply to  mytake

Yes, they are trying to bait a few on our side to make a poorly planned and thought out move ahead of the midterms. All so they can justify the draconian response they want to unleash on the American people as a whole. The Democrats are just itching to unleash the U.S. military on the streets of America to bring the population to heel.

They want something that they feel will justfy the kind of open assault on the American people, that will be look acceptable to the rest of the world. The Dems have no real successes to point to, other than creating massive, runaway spending, debt and the associated inflation and energy crisis resulting from their destructive policies. So they need to trick a small group of Americans into an action they can then point to as proof of the imaginary domestic terrorist threat from the average, every day Americans that don’t buy into their socialist policies.

Bob
2 months ago

An interesting side note, the letter composed by a group of Senators and members of Congress singled out a credit card issued by USAA as being used to buy $11,000 in firearms and supplies.
These elected officials did not identify any other banking institution in their letter. I guess they must be targeting Active Duty, Retired service members and their families as possible future gun violence actors. These elected officials continue the effort to whittle away at our second Amendment rights.

jocko
2 months ago

ONLY ONE SURE AND PERMANENT WAY TO STOP THE CANCEROUS, ANTI-AMERICAN, LYING, CHEATING, libs AND IT’S NOT THRU ELECTIONS……;.

Centurion
2 months ago
Reply to  jocko

Viva La Revolution

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