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Visa plans to separately categorize gun shop sales

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TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - 2019/06/22: In this photo illustration there are four Visa credit cards. Close up of the branding and marketing design of a financial company.

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said late Saturday that it plans to start separately categorizing sales at gun shops, a major win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales that could be a prelude to a mass shooting.But the decision by Visa, the world’s largest payment processor, will likely provoke the ire of gun rights advocates and gun lobbyists, who have argued that categorizing gun sales would unfairly flag an industry when most sales do not lead to mass shootings.Visa said it would adopt the International Organization for Standardization’s new merchant code for gun sales, which was announced on Friday.

Until Friday, gun store sales were considered "general merchandise."New York Gov. Kathy Hochul was outraged at the Supreme Court ruling striking down the state's concealed carry law related to firearms, potentially expanding 2nd Amendment rights throughout the U.S.

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