Discussion in 'Activism' started by Carpedium, Jan 3, 2013.
Reposting from Facebook for you guys.
I have seen it too. I've also seen at least one video of First Oklahoma Bank employees firing a 2 Vets Arms Company rifle - They're hypocrites and denying any knowledge of the company and denying they ever had an account, loan or line of credit. Dishonest and disgusting.
If this is an OK bank then it is far more important for OK residents that might actually be depositors in the bank if we want the greatest impact.
I'll reiterate that it is vitally important to point out that 314 Million Americans didn't murder the children of Newtown and it is completely irrational to treat all of their depositors and customers as if they were criminally insane monsters who would commit such a heinous act. If someone was harmed in a bank robbery would they want banks to be treated as if they were the criminals who committed the crime?
I assume that they will also be cancelling their guard service and any armed transport.
Pour out the letters and phone calls and do boycott. That's the only way to handle companies like this anymore.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJYzI2I7lw0 - The video of the bank people shooting
Contact the National Shooting Sports Fondation (NSSF).
They are considered to be "the official" lobby for the Firearms Industry, and have encountered this problem - or ones like it - before. I believe they can help you find another bank that's more interested in banking then guns. Incidentally, they are located in or near the town where the shooting took place. It's a small world.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Flintlock Ridge Office Center
11 Mile High Road.
Newtown, CT. 06470-2359
Are there no other banks in the great state of Oklahoma? I would not even bother trying to pressure them; they are bigots and liars and they won't change.
It should not be hard to find another bank that will be happy to have the business.
And it won't actually accomplish anything other than have gun owners waste their time unproductively on a cause that will fail just like all the other boycotts.
If you are going to write letters, write your representatives. All this garbage with boycotting businesses has proven to be a utter failure time after time after time and it results in a lot of wasted effort that could otherwise be spent accomplishing more important tasks.
A line of credit is a contract. Sue them for breach of contract.
This is no different than in the south during segregation. Many banks refused to lend to businesses who treated people equally. It is repugnant bigotry.
I agree. Spend that boycott/petition/letter writing time taking an anti to the range.
Thats cool, if they don't want to be associated with firearms people then every single customer that owns a guns should stop doing business with the bank. I imagine that they would lose more than half of their customers and have to close their doors if that happened.
That should happen but will not happen - not a chance.
Pro-gun boycotts don't work for a lot of reasons and when you suggest folks do thinks like trying to find a 100% pro-gun institution (would not do to move from one anti bank to another would it?) and not just accounts, but trying to refinance mortgages and such during these economic times, then you are suggesting the impossible.
Maybe you have located a bank for these people that is 100% pro gun and will refinance all their loans, a bank that is relatively conveniently located and will not cause them undue cost or hardship with such a transition?
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