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As part of his appearance on NBC’s Today show on Friday, CNBC anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin bragged that his Orwellian idea to monitor gun owners through their purchases at gun stores was becoming a reality.
Leading into the segment NBC anchor Craig Melvin seemed to tout that “major credit card companies are going to start using a new code to keep track of sales at gun stores” by using what are called “merchant category codes, or MCCs.” Although, he did note that, “when it comes to firearms, critics fear a loss of privacy.”
It wasn’t until the very end of the segment that Sorkin admitted that he was an early proponent of this Orwellian scheme to generally track those who purchased stuff at gun stores:
And I should say in full disclosure, I wrote columns about this in 2018 after Parkland. I started – as a business correspondent – to thinking about the connection between business and Wall Street and these shootings and how to prevent them. And this was one of the ideas that I present inside a column then, that now, four years later, is being implemented.