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Great article about banking industry restricting legal firearm sales

Discussion in 'Activism' started by 1KPerDay, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. 1KPerDay

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    https://www.paymentssource.com/opinion/gun-policys-a-job-for-government-not-banks

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    The suggestion that banks and payment networks should monitor or refuse to finance consumer purchases of legal firearms is a suggestion that banks take the law into their own hands. This is not only wrong from a practical standpoint (banks and payment networks aren’t great at law enforcement — they’re not supposed to be), it’s a step toward undermining the foundation of the rule of law upon which our nation stands.

    Such proposals amount to a form of vigilante justice. If, as a society, we have decided that we no longer want to protect the ownership of certain types of weapons, we must work with our duly elected representatives to write and amend laws and decide how to reconcile that with the Constitution.
     
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  2. hso

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    I like the points that banks make poor law enforcement means and their acting so constitutes vigilanteism.
     
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    Remember in Activism we're working on tools to protect or restore the 2A and not complaining. All replies need to be in the form or trying to put the idea to use.
     
  4. silvermane_1

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    Well we could boycott these banks and financial institutions that discriminate against 2nd amendment related activities, firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories purchases.
     
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    I feel like even if it went on (nothing surprises me with these politics... both sides) it would create a vacuum that would be filled by some small but already insured and established 2A friendly bank. Wouldn't be hard for a 2A friendly bank to fill that void while offering free checking and smallish loans, to protect it from losses from large defaults/ mortgages/ bankruptcies etc. . I look at all the money spent online, where cash isn't an option, and wonder how long it would take for that small bank to become a rather large bank.
     
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    Good

    To build on that, how do we identify those institutions with assurance and then how do we organize such a boycott? Remember that such boycotts were "organized" over credit card and loan issues where financial businesses wouldn't allow gun shops to apply for credit card services and some loans were denied to businesses that dealt in firearms. Those boycotts were ineffective primarily because our side doesn't organize well for boycotts, protests, or rallies and in part because large firearms retailers still had CC services and had no problem getting business loans.

    We are better at politics and letter writing campaigns reminding business leaders and our elected officials (State especially, Fed to whatever extent they support us) that WE don't consider the banking industry to be equipped, capable or trustworthy to act as a vigilante group and that WE expect Senator ABC/State Legislator XYZ to introduce and see passed legislation preventing them from acting as such by arbitrarily denying the rights of any citizen in any legal activity, but especially those enumerated in the BOR.
     
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  7. G'dale Mike

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    I was an activist this week. I paid off my CITI card , closed the account, told them EXACTLY why, and for good measure, cut the card n2 a billion pieces! Boy, did that feel good!
     
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  8. hso

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    Be sure you do it by email so it is documented.
     
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