Guns and Credit Cards: Prosecutors Urge (Threaten) Firms to Track Gun Buys to Cut Mass Shootings

New York Attorney General Letitia James and her California comrade, Rob Bonta, send a letter to Visa, Mastercard and American Express, urging them to track gun purchases as a way to reduce mass shootings and gun trafficking. But a “recommendation” from a state’s top prosecutor sounds more like a threat. At least one credit card firm sounds ready to roll over. Since they already track grocery and other types of purchases, is this just common sense that no law-abiding gun owner would oppose, or an invitation to make all weapon transactions happen in cash going forward? 

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