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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bank of America Takes Sides

Unfortunately, it's not the side of freedom.

You own a BofA Visa or Mastercard?

You consider the 2nd Amendment a guarantee of far more than just the right to keep and bear arms?

You might want to tear up that credit card and tell the geniuses at Bank of America to stick it up their ass:
Bank of America Reportedly Drops Gun Company for Political Reasons
By Bob Owens

Bailout recipient Bank of America has severed relations with an American company because of a reported bias against their industry. McMillan Group International released an extraordinary statement on Facebook regarding the incident:

McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years. Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking came to my office. He scheduled the meeting as an “account analysis” meeting in order to evaluate the two lines of credit we have with them. He spent five minutes talking about how McMillan has changed in the last five years and have become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories.

At this point I interrupted him and asked “Can I possible save you some time so that you don’t waste your breath? What you are going to tell me is that because we are in the firearms manufacturing business you no longer what my business.”

“That is correct” he says.

I replied “That is okay, we will move our accounts as soon as possible. We can find a Second Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business. You won’t mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone one I know that BofA is not firearms industry friendly?”

“You have to do what you must” he said.

“So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right?”

Mr Fox confirmed that it was. At which point I told him that the meeting was over and there was nothing let for him to say.

McMillan is now refusing to accept Bank of America cards from customers for payment. [link]
I don't know about you but I put little faith in any business that puts politics ahead of business. Obama bailout or no.

Bank of America has decided to become a political arm of the Democratic Party.

So be it.

Conduct your business accordingly.