Are Americans safer when businesses restrict our rights?

Curtailing Second Amendment freedoms a dangerous business model

Bank of America and Citigroup have each issued announcements saying they will no longer lend to clients who manufacture firearms the banks view as contributing to mass shootings.

B of A, the nation’s second-largest bank, initiated the process of cutting ties with makers of what it considers military-style weapons available for purchase by average Americans after the deadly shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida High School. The FBI was warned of the shooter’s desire to kill, but did nothing, according to this report in the New York Times.  Is that the fault of the National Rifle Association (NRA)?

A similar banking policy will apply company-wide to Citigroup’s small business, commercial and institutional clients that borrow funds, use banking services or raise capital through the bank. Citigroup is also requiring compliance from business partners that issue co-brand or private label credit cards with the bank.

Those of us who value our Second Amendment and the diligent protections afforded by the NRA can also speak with our feet. Walk away from these banks and also Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo and National car rentals. Fly using airlines other than Delta and United. Symantec, the company that manufactures Norton anti-virus software and owns the identity theft protection company LifeLock, announced it “has stopped its discount program” with the NRA. Ditto Allied and North American van lines. We have the ability to speak as loudly in favor of the NRA, which is being scapegoated by the left in the wake of tragedies committed by the deranged.

Britain has some of the world’s most restrictive gun laws, Gun ownership in the U.K. is considered a privilege, not a right — even their police are unarmed —- but that doesn’t ensure there are no murders. The U.K.’s Guardian reports violent crime has risen, as police record a 10% rise in crime in England and Wales, with an 18% increase in violent crime and major rise in murder rates — including a 20% surge in gun and knife crimes. The official figures also show a 26% rise to 723 in the homicide rate

Knives, heavy objects and vehicles are used to commit homicide. Will the next move of the omnipotent banking institutions and other businesses aligning with Second Amendment restrictionists be the imposition of severe limitations on who can own a vehicle or possess a bookend or kitchen knife?

Silence is acquiescence. We can send a powerful message to the banks by speaking up and moving our accounts to institutions that value our Second Amendment. We can choose who we do business with. We can also join the NRA, a protector of our freedom.

 

 

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11 Responses to Are Americans safer when businesses restrict our rights?

  1. Jake sez says:

    Good article. Especially liked the naming of names. While I don’t travel much these days,I will avoid these companies when ever I can do so. Called Bayer the other day and advised them if they wanted to get involved in politics they should run for office. Used Bayer since I was a kid. Yesterday at Walgreens I bought another brand.

    • Villanova says:

      I joined the NRA when all of this anti-Second Amendment BS began. I also bought memberships for my brother and nephew. Thy were thrilled!

      Like you, I speak up when the opportunity presents itself and let the businesses know exactly how i view their incursions into leftwing politics,

  2. Attila The Hunny says:

    Several years ago the NRA held its national convention in Phoenix. As a longtime member I attended. It was like a punch to the gut when the keynote speaker was John McCain — who has been relentless in his desire to curtail our 2nd Amendment rights through what he cagily refers to as “gun show loop holes.”

    I angrily called the NRA headquarters to protest, but the person manning the phones told me all of the group’s leaders were here attending the convention. I quit the NRA in protest. I have now rejoined, as a response to these outrageous businesses withdrawing their association with the NRA based on a lunatic shooter who should have been apprehended by law enforcement, which had been to his home over 20 times, before he carried out the massacre.

    Maybe we should boycott the FBI for falling down on the job and putting these students and their teachers in the midst of a bloodbath.

    • Maggie says:

      The New York Post reported deputies were called out to the home where mass murderer Nikolas Cruz lived THIRTY-NINE times over a seven year period before his evil shooting rampage. Shouldn’t that have alerted them to the fact that something was seriously wrong with Cruz and should have warranted a mental health evaluation? The NRA is blameless. but the deputies are not.
      https://nypost.com/2018/02/16/deputies-called-to-suspected-shooters-home-39-times-over-seven-years/

      I do agree that the minimum age for gun purchases should be raised from 18 to 21. I find that extra bit of maturity reasonable and not restrictive of anyone’s rights. It does not restrict the ability to shoot, only purchase.

      • Jake sez says:

        If you are for raising the age for purchase firearms to 21 because the “children” will be more mature, then how about raising the age to 21 for obtaining a drivers license. Many more people are killed by teenage drivers with automobiles than firearms.

        Try that and listen to the mature teenagers scream. Who’s ox is bring gored makes a big difference.

      • Hunter says:

        Also raise the voting age to 21 if you want to do that. Repeal the 26th amendment. If you don’t trust 18-20 year olds to drink or own firearms, why should they be trusted to vote?

  3. Realist says:

    Notice the photo that accompanies the article in the Guardian newspaper. The table is covered with knives, not guns. it’s the link in the third paragraph from the bottom in today’s SRAZ’s post (above).

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Important to Know This RE: Your Privacy

    First——Unless you are totally off the grid, you have Not had any privacy for Many Years, perhaps your entire life.

    Look up LIFE LOG.
    A secret data collecting program run by the Dept. of Defense out of the Pentagon, by their unit called DARPA (benignly called the “research arm” of D.O.D.
    They collected EVERYTHING, down to what TV programs you watched; tickets you bought for public events and travel; all of your phone calls, emails, what you bought at the grocery store.
    EVERYTHING. Do you prefer paper or plastic? They know.

    Interestingly, ON THE VERY DAY THAT FACEBOOK WAS FOUNDED, which is officially February 04, 2004, the
    LIFE LOG data collection program was abruptly halted.

    GET IT?

    LIFE LOG = FACEBOOK.

    Mark was sitting on a 5 inch leather-bound foam cushion during the “hearing”. All of the questions were provided to him ahead of time, with possible answers.

    If you watched the “hearing”, what you saw was an off-Broadway production.

    And remember that he was NOT under oath. (does it even matter?)

    Nancy Pelosi is $500,000 richer today that she was last week.
    Thanks, Mark.

    Zuckerberg is Not organically brilliant. He is a faker.
    Greenberg, related to the Rockefeller cabal.

    Kinda like Obama.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I wish businesses would stay the heck out of politics. It’s dividing us even more and benefits no one. I pay attention, but wish they’d rein in their politics. We belong to the NRA and Gun Owners of America and have for decades.

  6. Anthem Al says:

    Nidal Hasaan is the radical Muslim psychiatrist and Army Major who slaughtered 13 people and injured more than 30 at the Fort Hood mass killing in 2009. He did not use an automatic rifle to carry out his murderous rampage. He used a handgun. Should they also be banned?

    • Doc says:

      That muzzlum mayor khan of London is banning KNIVES! The criminals there apparadently didn’t get th’ message as the assault rate INCREASED after the announcement! Californication has banned magazine capacity of handguns & Armalite Rifles (a.k.a. AR-15 Rifles) Th’buracrats are working on disarming us all…