Quote of the Day
Visa and Mastercard came to the correct conclusion. However, they shouldn’t just ‘pause’ their implementation of this plan—they should end it definitively.
Montana Attorney General
March 9, 2023
Visa, Mastercard pause decision to track gun shop purchases
We are on a roll, but I hope you aren’t tired of winning yet because there is a LOT more to do.
Cracks. Seem to be getting wider? Proof positive the left has a very short memory.
This sort of thing was tried under Clinton I think, to shut off loans to the firearms industry. They dropped that program in a hurry also.
No matter the lies told, 100 million people have an effect. And if you were a banker, would you bet your money on Joe Biden and communist government?
Ya, everyone knows. And watching Walgreens and Walmart pull out of communist hellholes is just the beginning.
My wife had CNN on this morning and they were lamenting how the evil Republicans had pressured poor little Visa and Mastercard into pausing their infringement into consumer privacy and made the world a darker and more violent place.
I wonder if any of these braniacs can provide a number for how many criminals use a Visa or Mastercard to buy their weapons from the trunk of some black market dealer’s car?
I saw someone do that in the documentary featuring Sylvester Stallone and Estelle Getty.
Surely it must be significant enough to infringe on 350 million people.
Winning? Maybe – but we still have to deal with those jackasses in Olympia who are doing their best to out-Newsom the California despot. I”m 95% sure these new infringements will eventually be struck down, but probably will have to go to SCOTUS to do so, since our liberal WA supremes will be just fine with gun bans, licensiing, permits, mag bans, etc.
Oregon, too. Except that by some miracle, the far-left Oregon Supreme Court — which has never before seen a “gun control” law it didn’t like — looked at Measure 114 and said it went too far, too fast. Particularly with the mandatory training (by law enforcement; the measure intentionally excluded NRA-certified trainers for this) for permits-to-purchase, which still no law enforcement agency in the State is able to provide.
Given that, if it had gone into effect, it would have shut down all legal firearm purchasing in the State until LEAs can create and implement suitable curriculum, provide trainers (for which the measure notably does NOT provide funding, so it would come out of the agencies’ budgets), and issue permits-to-purchase in a timely manner (the measure gives them 30 days, otherwise the application process starts over).
When a stacked court of Leftists decides a “gun control” measure is too much, you know damn well it’s too much.
I wonder if anyone is looking at going after the big items like the 1935/1938/1965/1985 gun control acts that would make a big leap and eliminate a couple of 1000 individual suits. The lawyers wont like it but thay can cry all they want. I think I got those years correct.
A lot of people are, but they’re realistic about trying to get the courts to swallow the camel whole.
1934 (National Firearms Act)
1938 (Federal Firearms Act) which was repealed, when a lot of it was annexed into the
1968 (Gun Control and Safe Streets Act) which was amended – to our benefit, except for 18USC§922(o) the ‘Hughes amendment’ – by the
1986 (Firearms Owners Protection Act)
Then we have the added import restriction laws like §922(r) etc to deal with.
Little bites work better and §922(o) which cut off new ‘transferable’ machinegun production for the masses likely has the best probability of being next up after the courts eventually take apart all these state ‘assault weapon’ bans and hammer the states that are extending their middle fingers at SCOTUS’ & the Bruen decision.