The establishment is trying a new way to infringe on the rights of law-abiding Americans.
Discover credit card company is going to start tracking purchases at gun retailers – the tracking will begin in April.
57 million Discover credit cards are in existence.
Discover Financial Services (DFS.N), a provider of credit cards, told Reuters it will allow its network to track purchases at gun retailers come April, making it the first among its peers to publicly give a date for moving ahead with the initiative, which is aimed at helping authorities probe gun-related crimes.
Discover's announcement came after the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which decides on the classification of merchant categories used by payment cards, approved in September the launch of a dedicated code for gun retailers.
Discover said it will include the new code in its next policy and product update to merchants and payment partners in April.
"We remain focused on continuing to protect and support lawful purchases on our network while protecting the privacy of cardholders," Discover said in its statement to Reuters.
Visa, Mastercard, and AmEx previously announced they would track gun sales separately.