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.

 

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11 thoughts on “This is for your social credit score”
  1. Time to start pushing a new agenda item for Republicans, next time they control Congress and the White House: some serious privacy laws. Financial privacy, data privacy, privacy in general.
    Time to take on the Corporatist State, and let the common folk get on with their lives.
    (A note on privacy-in-general: a very few institutions have my father’s current phone number… which is actually my personal cellphone. Somehow or other, the Democrats got hold of it, and I now get endless text-message spam intended for him. I don’t know if it was leaked by a bank, a medical center, or the IRS, but somebody has been sharing it without even the hint of permission, and somehow political organizations, unlike any other business, can get away with sending unsolicited text messages.)

  2. Just curious, I can’t afford anything gun related, but wouldn’t a pre-paid debit card get around this? Make up a name, put in the debit card and go for it.

      1. In the future, I’m posting about now. You want to talk future, it won’t be long before we will have to have the Mark of the Beast,,,,,I mean an implanted chip to buy or sell anything.

  3. Not an expert here, but doesn’t the merchant have a say in they type of vendor they are classified as by the banks? I think, with a high probability I can be wrong, that the shop sets who, or what they are classified as when they sign up.
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    Also, what if your preferred FFL is a large sporting goods store? Will Cabela’s identify as sporting goods/guns/fishing/camping/what? What about the pawn shop?
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    Finally, what is the justification for this? Oh, I am sure they will claim it is for public safety, or something else that sounds benevolent. But, that is the headline, not the content.

  4. More on the story here:
    https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2022/09/09/the-credit-card-industry-has-approved-a-plan-to-track-sales-of-guns-and-ammo-n495512
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    The take away is from the CEO of Amalgamated bank:
    “We all have to do our part to stop gun violence,” said Priscilla Sims Brown, President and CEO of Amalgamated Bank. “And it sometimes starts with illegal purchases of guns and ammunition. The new code will allow us to fully comply with our duty to report suspicious activity and illegal gun sales to authorities without blocking or impeding legal gun sales. This action answers the call of millions of Americans who want safety from gun violence and we are proud to have led the broad coalition of advocates, shareholders, and elected officials that achieved this historic outcome.”
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    Wait a second…. how does someone use a credit card to make an illegal purchase?

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