posted on Dec, 23 2003 @ 10:28 PM
According to HR 2417 (Section 374), which became Public Law 108-177 on Dec. 13, 2003:
(a) MODIFICATION OF DEFINITION- Section 1114 of the Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978 (12 U.S.C. 3414) is amended by adding at the end the
'(d) For purposes of this section, and sections 1115 and 1117 insofar as they relate to the operation of this section, the term 'financial
institution' has the same meaning as in subsections (a)(2) and (c)(1) of section 5312 of title 31, United States Code [...]'
where the Financial Privacy Act was one of the victims of the USA PATRIOT Act (Section 358). Now HR 2417 redefines "financial institution" to match
U.S. Code Title 31 Section 5312:
(2) ''financial institution'' means -
(N) a dealer in precious metals, stones, or jewels;
Credit to william for the link.
So, now ashcroft can track gold, maybe he can stop all those nuts buying gold standard coins.