On August 28, 2022, Breitbart News noted Gabby Giffords' gun control group, Giffords, was urging major credit companies to flag gun and ammo purchases via a new sales categorization.
Giffords posted a tweet which said, "The shooters in at least 5 mass shootings have stockpiled guns & ammo using credit cards and killed 145 people. Visa, Mastercard, and American Express have the power to flag suspicious purchases and save lives. Call on them to act."
On August 30 Breitbart News noted Democrat New York lawmakers were urging major credit card companies to create a new firearms-specific category code which would in effect flag gun purchases in the state and around the country.