Those looking for new inroads to limit gun rights will go to many lengths. New York times writer Andrew Ross Sorking implies there may be a new angle of attack. In a lengthy project he feels a breakthrough was made. You may be shocked to realize this, but some people actually charge it!
I've been working on this NYT project for months: Many of the deadliest mass shootings in the US were carried out by killers who used credit cards to buy high-powered weapons+ammunition that they couldn’t otherwise afford. No one was watching. https://t.co/IU2wGj4P7F
— Andrew Ross Sorkin (@andrewrsorkin) December 24, 2018
This feels like less of a breakthrough. (Also, using “military-grade” basically excuses you as an expert opinion.) If you think there is a stretch in this report you are rather on point.
You spent months on this. That people buy things with credit cards. Good scoop. https://t.co/C7lAwmmTDc
— jon gabriel (@exjon) December 24, 2018
My credit card works at ATM's.
— michael amber (@sneakeyghost) December 24, 2018
— Alan (@realistic_view) December 24, 2018
How many drunk drivers paid for their bar tab with a credit card? Should their be a database every time some buys a glass of wine or a margarita at the favorite restaurant or bar so the government knows who to watch in the future?
— Sam Barkley (@sambarkley) December 24, 2018
Given the vast majority of gun purchases use credit cards and DON’T lead to crime and trauma is of course lost in the ether.
Aren’t credit cards the most common way to make any large purchase? Guns cost several hundred or a thousand dollars.
How many millions of people bought guns on credit cards and never shot anything other than paper targets?
— C (@DroppedValve) December 24, 2018
Great idea. We can just arbitrarily decide who is a potential threat and harass them if they legally purchase a gun.
— AlphaGambit (@alpha_gambit) December 24, 2018
Hey @StephenGutowski guess what, the Left is now embracing pre-crime and Minority Report.
— ClassicalLibMOT (@CygnusA81) December 24, 2018
Months. They worked months on this bombshell.
I’m just glad for this reporter that someone didn’t just tweet it out seeing as he worked on it for months.
— Michael (@MachScholar) December 24, 2018
People use credit cards to buy things they can’t afford? Da hell you say?! You sir, are a top notch investigative reporter. I can’t believe you managed to figure this out in just a few months. Bravo.
— Jags Movie Guy (@MoviePaul) December 24, 2018
I’ve been working on this for months: most people use mortgages to buy their house.
— Grant Berg (@grantrberg) December 24, 2018
The avenues this can lead us down are positively exciting! Just think of the possibilities.
Obama's administration already convinced General Electric and others to stop offering consumer credit lines to gun stores. Now they want to limit what you can buy on personal credit cards.
— Anthony Abides (@AnthonyAbides) December 24, 2018
Pressuring financial institutions to stop providing services to gun-related businesses is the next wave of intimidation from the Left and their media allies
— Tony Schroeder (@schroedertony) December 24, 2018
So we should ban credit cards for people with mental health problems?
— FricosisGuy (@FricosisGuy) December 24, 2018
This is step one. Step two is NewYork governor ordering the banks to pull the accounts and card of all whites who vote GOP.
— Catius (@NewCatius) December 24, 2018
This kind of thing catches on there will be a need for gun buyers to take action to preserve their rights.
Real Muricans buy their guns with golden eagles. Just sayin
— Son of Spengler (@spengjr) December 24, 2018