NJ congressman takes on credit card companies for selling guns

We have learned that US Congressman Jeff Van Drew, R-NJ-2, is taking on credit card companies over gun purchases.

Van Drew wrote a letter to the credit card companies condemning the decision to separately categorize gun sales will lead to a “loss of freedom for the American people,” Van Drew said in an interview with Newsmax Television.

Representative Jeff Van Drew

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (Rep. Jeff Van Drew)

Van Drew told Newsmax:

“Every day and in every way we are losing freedom in this country, whether it is the ability to express oneself online
– sometimes you get pulled out because you’re too conservative – be it parents trying to speak up and make sure their kids aren’t getting horrible information at school and learning the right things things, and literally have the ability to talk and work with their kids,” Van Drew said.

Van Drew believes the intent is to treat legitimate gun owners as “people who need to be watched like terrorists.”

Van Drew said “it’s just one more way. We already have an upcoming background check, we have a federal check for those who are in trouble or are in trouble or have done something wrong. You can’t buy a gun without going through this next background check,” Van Drew said.

The reason that gun advocates such as Van Drew strongly push back against the use of various gun rights techniques is that the United States Constitution provides for the right to bear arms.

It’s not a privilege, it’s a constitutional right. Van Drew thinks credit card companies are trying to portray gun owners in a negative light.

SOURCES: Newsmax and US Congressman Jeff Van Drew

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