Florida Warns Credit Card Companies It Will Bring Down the Hammer if They Track Firearm Sales – IOTW Report

Florida Warns Credit Card Companies It Will Bring Down the Hammer if They Track Firearm Sales


Ever the protector of the people’s rights, Florida’s Republican politicians are set to make life very difficult for credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard, and American Express should they go through with their plans to begin applying codes to purchases of guns and ammunition, effectively tracking firearm purchases and creating an unofficial registry.

As RedState previously reported, major credit card companies moved to create “merchant codes” for firearms. When you buy something like a plane ticket, the card company files it under a certain code to identify it in their records. With merchant codes for firearms, this could not only create a registry but also allow the company to deny the purchase if they so choose.

The backlash has caused various Republican politicians to respond, including Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti and Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen warning companies that if they attempt to track gun purchases then investigations will begin.

But Florida is taking it a step further.

Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a statement effectively telling these companies that should they begin interfering in any way with the people’s 2nd Amendment rights, including putting them on a watchlist, then Florida will begin kicking them right in the wallet. Moreover, Patronis called out the fact that this is just more ESG nonsense from major corporations and it won’t be tolerated in Florida: more

14 Comments on Florida Warns Credit Card Companies It Will Bring Down the Hammer if They Track Firearm Sales

  1. What would be the gov’t reaction if some corporations decided to violate, say, the 13th and the 16th Amendments?
    A “kick em in the wallet” sort of response?

    Not only are some people “more equal” than others, but some Amendments are more sacrosanct than others.

    These companies need to be torn to shreds – dismembered – and buried – their principles sent to prison and their stockholders’ assets seized. Anyone who advocates the violation of ANY Amendment, particularly one of the Original Bill of Rights, is tampering with the Foundation of America and committing Treason.

    Would these companies even dare to track purchases from Negro-Owned businesses? Or Negro-type goods (whatever those may be)?
    Perish the thought!

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

  2. All because Liz Warren threatened the credit card companies. Of course, it didn’t take much to convince them, since they are all “woke”. All part of the leftist agenda to disarm us.

  3. Meh.

    Communists don’t worry about making money.

    Communists only worry about control.

    Once they have control, they can simply take whatever they want from you.

    At gunpoint if necessary.

  4. The large on-line gun store I often purchase from has a policy that they will hold your purchase until they receive a money order in the mail.

  5. “The most terrifying force of death, comes from the hands of men who wanted to be left alone. They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love. They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it. They know, that the moment they fight back, their lives as they have lived them, are over.

    The moment the men who wanted to be left alone are forced to fight back, it is a form of suicide. They are literally killing off who they used to be. Which is why, when forced to take up violence, these men who wanted to be left alone, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives. They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely play-acting at politics and terror. TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy… but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the men who just wanted to be left alone.”

    – Soviet Dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn

  6. Frankly, the economy would really be better if people started paying for things outright rather than using a credit card.

    Since we have been in Texas, we have written more checks than we have in 20 years. Many places here put a surcharge on using a card.

    I read an article a couple of years ago that suggested that using credit is part of “printing money.” Banks are allowed to extend credit using money that heretofore did not exist. Yes, there are some things that need financing, but for the most part we should stay away from using credit. Too many people are too deep in debt now anyway.

  7. @ontoiran September 24, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    > it’s called fascism. government tyranny through partnerships with corporations

    There is no “partnership”, when The Regime is the only way the “corporations” exist.

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