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Rep. Alex X. Mooney introduced H.R. 3021, The Protecting the Second Amendment in Financial Services Act to expressly prohibit financial institutions and credit card companies from using a merchant category code that separately categorizes gun and ammunition transactions.

This legislation is endorsed by the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America.

“Leftist activists have been clear that they intend to use merchant category codes to further surveil the constitutional firearm purchases of law-abiding citizens,” said Rep. Alex X. Mooney. “The only rationale to implement a new merchant category code is to appease anti-Second Amendment activists. I am unwavering in my support of the Second Amendment, and I am proud to introduce this common-sense legislation to protect it.”

GOA thanks Rep. Mooney for leading the fight to protect American gun owners from the anti-gun actions of the International Standards Organization. The U.S. government cannot sit idly by while a foreign entity pressures banks, payment card networks, and other American corporations to infringe on the Constitutional rights of the American people. This legislation empowers U.S. financial institutions to stand up to this foreign influence by categorically rejecting this anti-gun ‘merchant code.’” – Aidan Johnston, GOA’s Director of Federal Affairs

Author: Press Release


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