House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (NY) on Wednesday penned a letter with 100 of her colleagues, asking credit card companies to explain the implementation of the new firearms-specific merchant codes. The letter comes after the International Organization for Standardization (IOS) approved a new merchant code for firearms after NYC Mayor Eric Adams and Sen.
Over the last several weeks, gun control groups and Congressional Democrats have been razor focused on pushing credit card companies into regulating firearm purchases through new merchant codes. They've proposed new merchant codes for "suspicious" purchases made at sporting goods stores. The goal, according to those pushing the legislation, is to allow law enforcement agencies