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AG Derek Schmidt and 23 other State AGs Pen Letter to Credit Card Company CEOs


Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and a coalition of 23 other state attorneys general sent a letter yesterday to the CEOs of American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. The point of the letter is to say that the monitoring and tracking of firearms purchases by processing firearms purchases with a new unique code creates an obvious risk that law-abiding consumers’ information will be obtained and misused by those who oppose Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights.

Activists have pressured the International Organization for Standardization to adopt a policy of creating a new unique code for gun stores. The result is transnational collusion between large corporations leveraging their market power to further progress toward their desired social outcomes, which circumvents and undermines the American legislative process.

The attorneys general wrote, “Social policy should be debated and determined within our political institutions. Americans are tired of seeing corporate leverage used to advance political goals that cannot muster basic democratic support. The Second Amendment is a fundamental right, but it’s also a fundamental American value. Our financial institutions should stop lending their market power to those who wish to attack that value.”

A copy of the letter in its entirety is available here:

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