Visa, Mastercard, and Discover have decided to “pause” their plans to implement a specialized Merchant Category Code (MCC) for gun retailers. The companies pointed to efforts by Republican lawmakers in places like Florida and Texas to pressure them into abandoning the idea over concerns the code could be used to track or even block gun sales.
Overall it’s somewhat wise for the credit card companies to “balk” especially if the people who make those decisions have been reading the room. Hint: who woulda thunk that a state governor would put Disney on its’ knees?
The thing is at this point I think guns specifically are secondary. Supposedly legal gun sales have set records the last couple of years (FBI and ATF stats), so those cats have already made it out the door … (insert image of herding cats).
One item that has skyrocketed in sales recently is the 3D printer, which is extremely versatile, printing everything that could be created, i.e. from toys to shelving to robots. And guns. Considering the present chaos in the clown show cluster-f**k District of Criminals and their ability to screw up everything they’ve attempted I seriously doubt they will have the ability to ban 3D printers in the near – or distant – future, which, by the way, have evolved so quickly that even a computer dummy like me can operate one, with the prices dropping from thousands to less than $200 (can you say Amazon?).
The programs to print guns are easily found – for *free*.
The deep state severely underestimated the resolve of the American Patriot.
I’d wager the bulk of privately owned guns were sold before the gun-grabbers and gun control freaks became a thing and some of those gun owners have a strong belief in the Second Amendment; many those guns aren’t “registered”. I know some of those good patriots.
The next focus, and it’s likely already been quietly put on the skyline by the deep state powers is ammunition. Guns aren’t effective if there isn’t ammo for them, they tell themselves. With as many reloading supplies being readily available for *decades* there will likely always be ammunition available.
Good luck with that, Traitor tyrants.
Fun fact: At one point during World War II the Japanese General Yamamoto, during discussing their strategy about attacking mainland United States, was aware of our Bill of Rights and made a comment about “behind every blade of grass is an American with a gun”.
If they have half a brain and a little foresight the stooges at Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Bank of America should “read the room” and seriously reconsider making a fools’ error.
Just my opinion.