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The NY Times Wants Banks and Credit Card Companies to Deny Customers Weapons Sales
Corporations keep the American economy going. They provide jobs, money, and now bonuses thanks to tax cuts. Still, the left totes hates corporations because they have cash. Also, because they require people to work for that cash. They don't just use air cannons to make it rain (see WATCH: Burger King Tries To Show Advantage of Net Neutrality in Commercial. Fails BIG Time.).
Now, the New York Times is making demands of certain corporations. They want to leverage credit card companies and big banks to forcibly restrict Americans from buying weapons.
What if the finance industry — credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard and American Express; credit card processors like First Data; and banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — were to effectively set new rules for the sales of guns in America?
An infringement on Americans rights would happen. Stop asking dumb questions.
For example, Visa, which published a 71-page paper in 2016 espousing its “corporate responsibility,” could easily change its terms of service to say that it won’t do business with retailers that sell assault weapons... If Mastercard were to do the same, assault weapons would be eliminated from virtually every firearms store in America.
Net neutrality was something the left was all hot about. We can't let corporations control the interwebs and restrict consumers. Unless it has to do with Second Amendment rights. Feel free to stomp on those!
And here’s a variation on the same theme: What if the payment processing industry’s biggest customers — companies like McDonald’s, Starbucks, Apple, Amazon, AT&T, CVS and others that regularly talk about “social responsibility” — collectively pressured the industry to do it?
So now, the government loving, corporation hating left wants corporations to meddle with people's rights (and money). All because of "social responsibility."
Banks and credit card companies have remained mostly silent on the issue because they know centralization of power will cause an uproar and loss of customers. It's impractical. However, the First National Bank of Omaha halted its NRA partnership. If major credit card providers refuse weapons purchases, another corporation will spring up with the sole purpose of providing firearm purchasing cards. The same would happen with banks. Also, hello, cash. It's still possible to get some green from an ATM. Voila.
The left is hellbent on gun control but they still don't understand the ramifications of what they're demanding. Let's break it down for them: