Repost from National File.

Payment processor Visa, along with Mastercard and American Express announced Friday they will officially adopt the International Organization for Standardization’s unique merchant code for gun sales.

The new merchant code was adopted by the International Organization for Standardization on Friday. Up until Friday, gun store sales were labeled to be “general merchandise.”

Democrats and gun control advocates have praised this move. Democrat New York City mayor Eric Adams called the move “common sense.”

“When you buy an airline ticket or pay for your groceries, your credit card company has a special code for those retailers. It’s just common sense that we have the same policies in place for gun and ammunition stores,” Adams said.

Second Amendment advocates believe this new tracking system will unfairly hurt those who legally bear arms. Since the new code will apply to all gun store merchants, even purchases like gun safes, training aids, etc. will be categorized as gun sales.