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NY passes bill to track gun purchases with credit card codes

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New York lawmakers have passed a bill requiring credit card companies to use unique category codes for gun and ammunition dealers to better track firearm purchases.

State Sen. Zellnor Myrie and Assemblymember Michaelle Solages, who sponsored the bill, believe it will help address gun crime by improving documentation of credit card transactions at gun stores. “This fills a gap by codifying gun stores specifically,” said Hudson Munoz, executive director of Guns Down America.

Opponents, including Assemblymember David DiPietro, argue the bill infringes on lawful gun owners’ privacy and could lead to unnecessary scrutiny of legal purchases. Despite these concerns, supporters say the measure aims to prevent misuse of stolen credit card information and help law enforcement identify patterns related to potential mass shootings.