The New York Times Wants Credit Card Companies To Curtail Gun Violence
By Tom Knighton
Show of hands, how many of you purchase firearms with a credit card?
A lot of gun owners do. After all, guns are high-ticket items. Even the cheapest ones are over $100, and most of us don’t want those cheap guns. We want quality firearms which cost hundreds of dollars, if not thousands. It’s not unusual for someone to purchase a gun or two on credit.
We can argue about whether it’s financially responsible to do so until we’re blue in the face. That’s neither here nor there.
What is, however, is The New York Times suggesting that credit card companies should do something about mass shootings.
You see, the Times took a look at a lot of police reports and found that many of these shooters used credit cards to purchase their firearms. That leads to this tidbit.
After the shooting last February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 students and staff members were killed, this column suggested that financial firms had an opportunity to help reduce violence by pushing for more responsible practices by the gun industry. As a result, some banks ended their relationships with gunmakers and some investors pushed manufacturers for more transparency.
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