Bank of America has once again shown its hostility and disdain for the 2nd Amendment, its gun owner customers and for free enterprise. I first reported a story last year about McMillan Co. which had their accounts closed by BoA because they branched out into firearms manufacturing.
Well, apparently Bank of America has decided to double down on the harassment of gun manufacturers in an attempt to dictate how they should operate their business and what that business should entail.
Bank of America business customer American Spirit Arms discovered that during a sales rush in December, BoA decided to freeze their accounts and effectively hamstring the gun manufacturer.
Owner of American Spirit Arms, Joe Sirochman recounts his discussion with the bank after he inquires about the frozen funds:
“After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America, I finally got a manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on hold for further review — her exact words were — ‘We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet.’”
So BoA arbitrarily decides that they will try and sabotage a law abiding company because of their gun control agenda. If that is a bank you wish to do business with that is your prerogative, though I suggest you do not try to purchase a firearm with their debit card, you may be labeled a gun runner and have your account frozen indefinitely…just for kicks.
This whole situation reminds me of the Obama Administrations plan to involve big business as his allies in order to push through his radical and un-American gun control agenda. Initially, the idea was presented as a way for gun sellers such as Wal-Mart and Dick’s to be able to support the Obama measures without losing business as they would get the equivalent to a loophole kickback. I don’t see why that same type of cronyism wouldn’t extend to the bankers who could use their accounts to cripple and undercut gun shops and manufacturers thus driving them out of business.
I’m sure the payoff for their support of Obama and his draconian attack on the Constitution will massaged into some fiduciary deal down the road.
Once again, even when he’s not hiding his hatred for the 2nd Amendment, Obama is still operating “under the radar” in order to lull the American people into a belief that their constitutional rights aren’t under attack.
All this talk of gun bans may only be a feint while his machinations reveal themselves later when the only people who are buying and making firearms are in his back pocket. Once that happens, our rights extend only at the pleasure of the President.
Don’t support businesses that don’t support your 2nd Amendment rights…and certainly not ones that are openly hostile to them like Bank of America.
Now, with all this doom and gloom do not think that all businesses are out to trod over your Second Amendment rights. Gun Owners of America also urges you to support businesses in your area that have shown themselves to be true supporters of the 2nd Amendment.
Even businesses that may not necessarily be PRO gun can and have stood up against the heavy handed extortion policies of gun grabbing zealots. Starbucks coffee springs to mind.
In case you are unaware, Starbucks coffee has a company policy that allows gun owners to openly carry their firearms in their coffee shops in states where it is legal. As you can imagine, when this first came out anti gunners flipped out and demanded Starbucks change their policy to make all of there coffee shops into gun free zones.
Starbucks refused and as such your chances of being murdered in a Starbucks is greatly reduced compared to other places that kow tow to the gun control lobby and created Criminal Opportunity Zones… euphemistically known as gun free zones.
As more stories of pro gun and other non capitulating businesses come up I’ll be sure to pass that information on because just as we should avoid businesses that hate the 2nd Amendment, if other businesses are going to stand by gun owners, we should return the sentiment in kind.