Today, GA2A, formerly GeorgiaCarry.org, applauded Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr’s letter to credit card companies that opposes the International Organization of Standardization’s (ISO) creation of a Merchant Category Code for firearm retailers. If adopted, the ISO’s code will become a backdoor way to create a database of law-abiding gun owners in America.
“The 2nd Amendment is under attack from multinational corporations with a radical, political agenda,” said Jerry Henry, Executive Director of GA2A. “By forcing gun stores to use a new code for credit and debit card sales, a backdoor gun registry will be created and the rights of law-abiding gun owners will be compromised.
“We are grateful that Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr understands the far-reaching consequences of the ISO’s recommendation and urge him to stand firm now – and in the future – against all efforts to undermine the 2nd Amendment.”
From the Letter:
“Creating and tracking this data only matters if your institutions are considering using that information to take further, harmful action—like infringing upon consumer privacy, inhibiting constitutionally protected purchases by selectively restricting the use of your payment systems, or otherwise withholding your financial services from targeted “disfavored” merchants.
“And generating a “list of gun buyers” creates the obvious risk that law-abiding consumers’ information will be leaked, discovered, hacked, or otherwise obtained and misused by those who oppose Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights.”