© 2021 KOSU
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Card companies to begin tracking sales from gun shops

Visa, Mastercard and American Express hope to help track suspicious purchasing activities before future mass shootings. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Visa, Mastercard and American Express hope to help track suspicious purchasing activities before future mass shootings. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Visa, Mastercard and American Express have announced that they will begin separately categorizing sales from gun shops. The hope is to help track suspicious purchasing activities before future mass shootings. However, gun rights advocates and lobbyists are not happy.

Roben Farzad of Public Radio’s “Full Disclosure” podcast joins Here & Now‘s Eric Westervelt.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Hey! Did you enjoy this story? We can’t do it without you. We are member-supported, so your donation is critical to KOSU's news reporting and music programming. Help support the reporters, DJs and staff of the station you love.

Here's how: