Rep. Biggs Proposes Legislation To Ban Payment Processors From ‘Weaponizing’ Against 2A By Cataloging Gun Purchases

Sep 29, 2022 | Political News

An Arizona Republican is firing back against payment processors like American Express, Visa, and Mastercard after they established a new merchant code to catalog sales from firearm retailers.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) introduced the “No SmartPay for Anti-2a Companies Act” on Wednesday that seeks to effectively ban payment processors from continuing with their unique merchant code for gun retailer transactions.

Biggs’ proposed legislation would force the GSA SmartPay Program to not do business with payment processors that label gun store transactions with unique codes.

The GSA SmartPay Program is a government-led charge card and commercial payment solutions program that is used excessively by payment processors like American Express, Visa, and Mastercard.