officials make clear that the ….
officials make clear that the new merchant code was created and adopted in concert with various state actors, which may additionally create the potential for both civil and criminal liability for conspiracy to deprive Americans of their civil rights,â€ť the coalition of attorneys general wrote. â€śSocial policy should be debated and determined within our political institutions. Americans are tired of seeing corporate leverage used to advance political goals that cannot muster basic democratic support. The Second Amendment is a fundamental right, but itâ€™s also a fundamental American value. Our financial institutions should stop lending their market power to those who wish to attack that value.â€ť