SECOND AMENDMENT FINANCIAL PRIVACY ACT (HB 295) – SUPPORT
Summary of Legislation
The bill will, according to its statement of purpose, “prohibit credit card companies from assigning unique credit card codes to firearms retailers that sell weapons and ammunition in Idaho. The tracking of these codes will allow unprecedented surveillance of 2nd Amendment Activity by the sharing with the government.”
- The ISAA would typically not be supportive of a bill in which government tells a private company what they can and can’t do. However, the credit card companies have shown time and again that they work hand in hand with the government and therefore, they can’t really be considered private companies anymore.