We have learned that United States Congressman Jeff Van Drew, R-NJ-2 is taking on the credit card companies regarding gun purchases.

Van Drew has written a letter to the credit card companies condemning the move to categorize gun sales separately will lead to a “loss of freedom for the American people," said Van Drew in a Newsmax Television interview.

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

Van Drew told Newsmax:

"Every day and every way we're losing freedom in this country, whether it's the ability to speak out online - sometimes you're taken off because you're too conservative - whether it's parents trying to speak out and make sure that their children are not getting just horrible information in school and learning the right things, and literally having the ability to speak and work with their children,” said Van Drew.

Van Drew believes that the intent is to treat lawful gun owners as “people who need to be watched over like they’re terrorists.”

Van Drew said "this is just one more way. We already have a next background check, we have a federal check for those that have problems or have issues or who have done something wrong. You cannot purchase a gun without going through that next background check,” said Van Drew.

The reason that gun advocates such as Van Drew push back hard when various techniques are employed regarding gun rights is because the United States Constitution provides for the right to bear arms.

Its not a privilege, it is a Constitutional right. Van Drew believes that the credit card companies are attempting to typecast gun owners in an unfavorable light.

SOURCES: Newsmax & United States Congressman Jeff Van Drew

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