There was literal disbelief when The New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin tweeted that he’d worked “for months” on this hot scoop: people often buy firearms … using credit cards.

“Massacres are frequently carried out by killers using military-grade equipment that’s easier to obtain when buying on credit.” First, what exactly does he mean by “military grade” — an AR-15? And second, what expensive purchase isn’t easier to buy with a credit card?

New York University professor and political scientist Ian Bremmer thought it was a great piece on “the role banks play in mass shootings.” Worth a read, at least.

Whatever it takes.