Florida’s chief financial officer, Jimmy Patronis, issued a warning on Wednesday to credit-card companies threatening…
Florida’s chief financial officer, Jimmy Patronis, issued a warning on Wednesday to credit-card companies threatening to track gun purchases with a special code:
It is clear that the actions by these credit card companies are part of a larger effort to curtail God-given constitutional rights of Americans….
The second amendment is foundational to our American way of life. The idea that law-abiding Americans would be put on some kind of corporate watchlist is disturbing. Our rights come from our Creator, not the government, and especially not big corporations.
Unless Visa, Mastercard, and American Express persuade Patronis that they aren’t implementing the code recommended by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), he will sue them, and work with the Florida Legislature to prevent them from operating in his state:
If we come to the legislative session and companies like Visa, Mastercard and American Express are generating these reports to create a chilling effect against the purchase of firearms, then I’ll work with the Legislature to pass a law penalizing businesses who are targeting the right to bear arms….