Responsible Gun Owners of America Say "Keep Your Cards… We’ll Use Cash!"
Sep 19, 2022
Credit card companies may see a “cash-sales-kick-back” against unconstitutional measures by gun owners though taking a stand is a must. If the world elite has their way, we're heading straight for a digital currency— of which the consequences would ravage a freedom-loving America. Examples of what we can expect from such a controlled system are beginning to emerge. Take recent changes in how credit card companies code and track firearm and ammo purchases, for instance.
New Playground Rules
Visa, Mastercard and American Express recently announced that gun purchases will now require a separate merchant code. Many have soft-pedaled this change as a virtue signal by corporate America, which is a very "influencer" thing to do. However, the reality is it's likely much more ominous than that.
This may seem like a small win for gun control groups, but if we've learned anything over the past three years, a handful of small steps quickly add up, and this change may have just opened up a massive door for Big Tech.
Perhaps the biggest issue with these changes is that credit card companies claim they will allow them to better track "suspicious activity" yet fail to clarify what that even means or how it works. But the veil between what's lawful and dubious is becoming increasingly thin.
This act undoubtedly infringes our right to bear arms and is an unmistakable stampede on the Second Amendment as written in the Constitution. Additionally, gun rights advocates argue these changes target legal gun owners and law-abiding citizens.
Gun Control for and Against
Government officials like Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), who compelled credit card companies to do this, apparently do not take their oaths to uphold the Constitution in earnest. Warren says, “Mass shooters have repeatedly financed deadly massacres using credit cards and Bank CEOs need to step up and save lives.”
You know... because banks should have moral authority over what we do.
A spokesman for the NRA recently said, "The ISO's decision to create a firearm-specific code is nothing more than a capitulation to anti-gun politicians and activists bent on eroding the rights of law-abiding Americans one transaction at a time. This is not about tracking or prevention or any virtuous motivation — it's about creating a national registry of gun owners."
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) also argues that this is just one more step for Big Tech. He equated this move to other examples of Big Techs' abuse of power, like the massive censoring we have seen over social media platforms the last couple of years surrounding COVID-19 and election integrity. Hawley said, "This new system is ripe for abuse and brings to mind similar policies of Big Tech companies and payment processors that have targeted law-abiding Americans for engaging in constitutionally protected activities."
Defend Our Freedom
The Constitution's Second Amendment serves two purposes: to recognize and protect the right to defend against criminals who threaten innocent lives and against agents of a totalitarian government or invading forces.
It begs the question… what will you do when an agent comes knocking on your door to discuss your recent credit card purchase? First, close the door and tell them they will not enter without a warrant!
The right to own, carry and use a gun is a modern-day extension of the ancient right to self-defense, which is a natural and inherent right… one that must be defended at all costs.