Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, told Newsmax Friday that he is “absolutely opposed” to credit card companies, like Visa and Mastercard, using a special code to track gun sale transactions.
“I am absolutely opposed to Visa, Mastercard, American Express or anyone else tracking Americans gun purchases and ammunition purchases,” Babin said during “The Chris Salcedo Show” Friday. “This stuff is so over the top and has got to stop; and I can tell you when we win back the House, there will be accountability. Every single one of our committees is going to be subpoenaing people who are in the know and finding out the truth about why and who is doing this.”
In a Sept. 13 statement, Visa said that creating a “merchant category code” for gun and ammunition stores is not meant to “track gun sales as a potential tool in combating gun violence” but just to identify transactions from various retail subgroups like “bookstores and bakeries.”
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