By way of Ben Garner, we are informed that the State of Georgia is apparently overhauling their firearm laws.
We’ve not much truck with Georgia laws out here in Texas, but from the comments of several Gentle Readers, it appears that their laws are in serious need of some fixing.
Here’s wishing Georgia folks the best of luck.
Seems like some folks have unilaterally decided not to allow credit card transactions between Federally-licensed firearms retailers and their distributors or manufacturers.
In other words, if Wal-Mart wants to buy 10,000 Ruger Mini-14’s to put one of these rifles in each Wally-World in the Southern United States, if Wal-Mart uses a credit card to fund this transaction, First Data will terminate the buy and hold Wal-Mart’s funds.
Folks, First Data is a private company, and they have the right to run their business as they wish — but I’m here to tell you, that it’s a small step between doing this for all firearms transactions and doing it for all tobacco transactions. Or whatever else is the non-Politically Correct Item du Jour.
Peter has more information and the contact list for First Data over at his blog.