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Boycott Bank of America

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Buckeye Dan, Apr 20, 2012.

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  1. Missesalot

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    I just closed all my stuff with them
     
  2. rogn

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    As soon as I find a dependable constitutionally friendly bank, our accounts are out the door. If enough people follow suit, in our case a reasonably substantial amount, there will be changes in bank policy and even personal. Come on, find a good institution and start voting with your feet.
     
  3. hso

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    To optimize the effect of a boycott you need to tell the business you want to change policy or practice exactly why you're taking your business to their competitor. It also helps to identify who is getting your business in place of them. Be specific and polite.

    Boycotts do work, but only if the business knows what is happening and why (and if enough people act together).

    I started a petition on change.org as a way to communicate and coordinate the effort.
     
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  4. theicemanmpls

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    Banks, and bankers exist for one reason only. To make money.

    The company in question, Mcmillian makes niche products for niche buyers. >$5000. for a .243 deer rifle without glass. >$700 for a K-bar knife.

    Before passing judgment on BOA, I would sure like to hear their side. Of course, we never will.

    I had a BOA account a very long time ago. No complaints.

    Some of the comments from others are way out there. I wonder what the news sources are? "BOA in vests money with China, not America. BOA gives credit cards to illegals?" I have always wondered where those folks who slave away at the fast food places get their credit cards. NOT!

    I wish the folks over at McMillan the best.

    I am not buying their story why BOA cut off their funding.
     
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    I think BofA WANTS to go out of business. Every thing they do anymore it seams just ticks their customers (and potential customers) off.

    When it comes to firearm manufacturers, I wouldn't exclude the possibility that the choice to cut them has more to do with the decisions of rogue employees then company policy. It's not unusual for gun haters to use their positions to support their agenda, even when it directly conflicts the policy of the person/s they work for.

    Even so, banks DO support causes.
     
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  8. murphys_law

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    Consumers get to choose who they support, if bofa doesn't lend to gun manufacturers then they should be able to choose not to support them based on their beliefs if they do not want to. You may not like that, but, this is capitalism at its best. I for one love it.
     
  9. Geno

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    How "durned" ironic, that approximately 4 years ago, as I stood in the middle of a Bank of Amerika BANK ROBBERY, the BoA teller repeatedly requested that I intervene with my concealed pistol. Can you say "out-of-touch"?!

    I am pleased that I elected to leave BoA, and go to Chase, where ALL of my tellers, and local reps ALL carry concealed!

    Geno
     
  10. hso

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    Folks, this is not a thread to trash BoA for any and all reasons, just the 2A ones.
     
  11. Deltaboy1984

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    Well my bank was bought out by Bank of America so I am sticking with them because they have taken care of me since I have been with them since 1993.
     
  12. o Unforgiven o

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    Bank of America exists for one reason, to make money handling mine. I have had my Bank of America account for going on three years now and have never once had a problem. It costs me next to nothing to bank with them, my savings account is growing steadily and whenever I need it my money is available. That is all I can ask from Bank of America or any bank for that matter, and I will not be closing anything with them. The story of what happened to McMillan may be true, however true is still half of the story and not even close to what I would consider to be "account closing".

    I have never owned/held/shot/ anything McMillan in person, and that is probably true for half of the people "closing all accounts" because of this half-a-story posted. Bank of America decided (according to McMillan) to cut ties because of "political reasons". :scrutiny: Right, one of the largest banks in the country out of the blue cuts ties with a small high end gun company that is only known to a small percentage of the gun community, and a non-existent percentage of everyone else because of "political reasons". Ok...Hows the kool aid taste?
     
  13. Jamie B

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    This was just posted on the BOA FB page.
    To me, it says absolutely nothing of conviction.....
     
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    Here I would like to agree with hso and enlarge a bit on the point. This is or at least should be about 2A. If what we have been told is true you may or may not vote with your wallet.

    But many of the point's (true or not) that have been brought up are irrelevant. Including facts that seem aimed at the McMillan business. What they charge for there product is irrelevant. If BOA is guilty of bias business practice with them is the only point that matters.

    As an aside many may feel it important to point out BOA's acceptance of billions of dollars in bail out money. This is a related point as it makes bias practice towards any American business more serious. Citizens who support 2A and pay taxes should consider such bias carefully.
     
  15. bikerdoc

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    Typical spin Dr formula. Deny and refocus. Bet they like Mom, apple pie and baseball also.

    All the hoopla aside each of us must make our decisions based on our own value systems.
    I will do business with companies that I find support my values.
     
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    Getting a reaction from BoA is good, but they don't actually say they exclude firearms manufacturers. I hope that they'll expand upon their statement to make it clear that they do not excludes small firearms manufacturers from banking with them.
     
  17. watergun

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    BOA

    I wish I was doing business with them so could close my accounts. I will support you every way possible including ordering a new McMillan stock. Thanks for having principles.
     
  18. elwoodm

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    i dont have an acct with them but there not the only bank that has tried to trash a company that deals with firearms and acc. wells fargo held over 10000 a month from buymilsurp that doesnt sell firearms only gun parts because they dont associate with gun dealers, go to there web site www.buymilsurp.com for the whole story. no need to make a big deal about it just stop doing business with that kind garbage. they and the media dont tell me how i should think.
     
  19. elrowe

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    Before pulling all your money, I suggest a little further research. If BofA has an anti-gun policy, why are they backing Freedom Group's notes?

    "Elsewhere, talk of 8% area is out on the US$250m third lien senior secured notes from FGI Operating Co (Freedom Group Inc). The eight-year non-call three issue is being led by
    BofA Merrill, Deutsche Bank and RBC joint books. Proceeds of the deal, which is expected to price in the afternoon, will be used to fund bond tender offers. Freedom Group makes guns and ammunition." - http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-12/news/sns-rt-markets-uscorpbondsl2e8fcdm6-20120412_1_senior-notes-high-yield-market-municipal-bonds

    Freedom Group puts out a LOT more guns than McMillan, if BofA thinks guns are bad wouldn't they not have done this just a few days ago?

    Are we all sure that this wasn't just some rogue from BofA or some other issue?

    No, I don't work for BofA, bank there, or have any credit cards they issue.
     
  20. Jamie B

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    The beatings continue on Bank of UnAmerica's FB page!
     
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    BofA

    First they took our Money ($500 :cuss:million), now they want to take our Guns!!

    I can't say enough nice things about them - I will be meeting with my Banker tomorrow and transfer my account!!

    Ron
     
  23. smlake

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    That's $500 billion not $500 million, $500 million is only 1/2 of one billion.
     
  24. theicemanmpls

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    Scratching head

    I was thinking, what if I wanted to move my accounts from my present bank to another?

    What a pain in the behind.

    I am having a difficult time believing that so many folks are closing their bank accounts because of an unverified story on THR. Yes BofA has been in the news and had bad press. But to suffer a major inconvenience over a story that may not even be true?

    Could it be the folks over at Mcmillan are trying to drum up some high end business?


    I am very skeptical about this whole story.
     
  25. Jim NE

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    +1. An article in America's First Freedom magazine might take some of the self-righteous hot air out of Bank of Amerika's sails.
     
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