Professor Jacob Charles Quoted in "A New Credit Card Code is a First Step in Preventing Gun Violence" -- NPR
Professor Jacob Charles is quoted in the NPR article, "A New Credit Card Code is a First Step in Preventing Gun Violence, Advocates Say." The article considers an announcement by credit card companies to adopt a new code to categorize sales at gun shops, a move that advocates say will make it easier to flag suspicious gun sales.
Excerpt from "A New Credit Card Code is a First Step in Preventing Gun Violence, Advocates Say"
Banks are required by federal law to report suspicious activity that could be related to certain financial crimes, like money laundering or funding terrorism. Supporters of the new merchant code say that it could work similarly.
"You can imagine, for example, it raising some flags if an individual purchases multiple guns every week," said Jacob Charles, a law professor at Pepperdine University who specializes in firearms law.
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