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Credit Card Companies have No Business Playing Second Amendment Censors

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Do we want to live in an America where credit card companies watch our buying habits and then block purchases for ideological reasons?

Not long ago the left side of the American electorate would have shouted “hell no” the loudest.

Not anymore.

Today, many on the left are cheering on, even pushing censorship in social media and more, as long as the suppression of ideas protects their political goals. They even want big business to restrict gun sales, as they don’t see firearms as tools of freedom.

Just before Christmas The New York Times ran an article titled “How Credit Cards are Used to Finance Mass Shootings.” This followed an op-ed the NYT ran last spring calling for credit-card companies to track and block some gun sales, such as stopping someone from buying a certain number of guns or from purchasing politically incorrect types of firearms.

About a month after the NYT op-ed The Wall Street Journal reported that banks and credit card companies had begun “discussing” how they could pull off this idea from the left.

To block certain gun sales, banks and credit card companies determined they’d need to require retailers to give even more information so they could see the difference between, say, someone buying a semiautomatic rifle from........

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