JUST IN: The International Organization for Standardization, an organization that sets standards for business transactions has voted to create a special code for gun stores to use when processing credit and debit card transactions via Visa, $V, and Mastercard, $MA.
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) September 9, 2022
This is clearly intended to track your purchases at gun stores.
Why do that unless they intend to use that information, probably against you.
Either your gun store purchases will be factored into your credit score or your personal ESG score or some other social credit score that will be used to determine what sort of undesirable citizen you are and which of your privileges should be restricted.
And for those who say “but I only use cash,” that’s utterly useless.
There is so much stuff only available on line, e.g., optics, holsters, etc., that it’s almost impossible to kit yourself out without buying something with a credit card.
Even then, businesses run on credit, so every gun store, guide, shooting instructor, etc., is stuck getting tracked.
This will be used to violate our Second Amendment rights the same way the government conspired with Facebook to violate your First Amendment rights. At arms length by making the unconstitutional violation a private sector policy.