Weapons purchased via credit cards are thus now traceable and ‘suspicious purchases’ are brought to the attention of law authorities. Many who prefer “arms control” (sic) in the US, a country along with other countries such as Afghanistan, where many states can buy weapons without much difficulty, have welcomed this “check and balance”. Our response: people can buy weapons there with their credit card?! Cultural relativism seems to stem from the barrel of a gun.
The big shift that has taken place is don’t hold back, IOS is moving stores that sell weapons from the ‘miscellaneous stores’ or ‘sports stores’ category to a separate category of ‘weapons sellers’. Most Americans apparently use cash to buy guns. Some fintech companies that offer simple EMI options, pooh-pooh this “radical change.”
They argue that debit cards can (and are) used as a weapon payment option – and debit cards are not covered by the new IOS measure – making this smart move hardly ‘bulletproof’. America remains a strange empire to us. They buy guns more easily than drugs.