Bank of America Refusing Businesses that Support the 2nd Amendment

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Bank of America – Bank of Hoplophobia

Phoenix, Arizona –-(Ammoland.com)- McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, and 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 5 minutes talking about how McMillan has changed in the last 5 years and has become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories.

At this point I interrupted him and asked “Can I possibly 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 want 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 2nd Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business. You won’t mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone 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 left for him to say.

I think it is important for all Americans who believe in and support our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms to know when a business does not support these rights. What you do with that knowledge is up to you. When I don’t agree with a business’s political position I can not in good conscience support them.

We will soon no longer be accepting Bank of America credit cards as payment for our products.

Kelly D McMillan
Director of Operations
McMillan Group International, LLC
623-582-9635

About McMillan

McMillan Group International, located in Phoenix, Arizona, is the corporate parent for a family of firearms companies committed to excellence in the firearms industry. Companies include McMillan Firearms Manufacturing (formerly “McBros”), a manufacturer of the McMillan tactical and hunting rifles; McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, a leading manufacturer of premium custom fiberglass stocks for hunting, competition, tactical and OEM markets; and McMillan Machine Company, a contract manufacturer of precision machined parts.

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loupgarous

Credit unions are always a good alternative to banks. They work for the people who own shares in them. And they almost always have lower interest rates on loans.

It’s time for Bank of America to feel the heat, so they’ll see the light.

nn

Left BoA months ago when I heard this news and got my family member to close all their BoA accounts as well.

Kitty Dieterich

I’ve been with BoA for 10 years, through 2 moves and 2 states. There have been ups and downs throughout that time. As an elderly (77) woman, living alone, I felt the need of some dependable protection and took a Concealed Handgun class in North Carolina. I passed the course handily, but due to reduced finances, have been unable to purchase my weapon of choice. Since I was a rape victim at the age of 49, I am sensitive to the need for trained protection. If BoA thinks they can deprive me of such by this stupid action, they have… Read more »

Paul meier

I just learnt the news about BOA,I will be closing all my accounts with them as of 5/4/13,and hope many more will follow.

Mike

Baxter credit union in Vernon hills illinois told me they didn’t want my business because it was “weapons related”, I’m a gunsmith.

winchester21

I dropped these clowns years ago due to errors and mistakes. I worked for a company who had a payroll account with boa. I would go in and cash my bonus checks to keep my other POS bank-Wells Fargo-(they also suck) from holding funds for several days. Boa would charge me like a fee for cashing the checks because I did not have an account with them. They would offer to waive the fee if I opened an account with them. I would smile and say NO WAY. When they asked why I would tell them exactly what I thought… Read more »

WhoWuddaThunkIt

Banks like BoA are the reason this country is in such depression. They ripped off homeowners, cheat to steal foreclosed homes, bait and switch on bank fees, and punish 2nd amendment supporting businesses. All Americans need to “Boycott all Banks” and switch to your local credit unions. This includes credit cards accounts, checking accounts, car loans, merchant credit card processing, and home loans.

Bill utler

I will forward to everyoe I know and post in my local gunshop and at the range. These guys gotta go.

TruthandFreedom

Calling all Bank of America customers,,, cancel your accounts now!! Tell Bank of America you want a real bank that believes in the right of the people, not the right of the banksters!!!

D.E. Reed

Good bye and good riddance so called Bank of America our debt and credit are closed tomorrow

Tanya Romo

Do you provide golf shirts and caps with a company logo embroidered on them if art work is provided?

Brendan

Prior military or have military relatives…USAA all the way. Most military friendly bank around and cheapest everything (insurance, loans, etc). They even refund any charge incurred by using other banks ATM’s, as they assume most of their customers are service members around the world.

Cobaltblu

Passing on the word and actively opposing any business with the BOA for any reason. There are many other banks and credit unions who are interested in business and not P.C. BS.

saltysecond

Dollar votes ftw. When my parent had illness bofahole harassed mercilessly re: late bills. When I bought a house their trading desk reneged on a verbal agreement. When my identity stolen by an employee they refused to share findings of investigation. Karma ya fascists.

Janada Oakley Patton

I have a Bank of America account and a credit card…but tomorrow that is going to change. I am going down to Prosperity Bank. I talked to them and they were appalled at Bank of America's actions. Goodby Buttheads of America@

JB Saywer

I withdrew all cash except 5.00 as to cause BofA to continue costly admin process. I also closed my checking account. Bank of America theirs an oxymoron ( emphasis on MORON).

Johannan Baptiste

If you have an account with BOA find a new bank.

Oh, and BOA, you should also STOP funding abortion clinics while you're at it. They've killed more babies than guns.

Dennis

I have used their card for years. Hundreds of thousands have been run through this card. It was my favorite. I am sending it to B of A's head man. By way of fire. Here is your card back SATAN.

Rick

Bank of America has been the leader in foreclosures in America. They bought out Countrywide and proceeded to swamp US home owners with forclosure notices. In some cases they actualy refused to accept mortage payments from owners – then put them into foreclosure.

These Presidents anti-gun agenda is striking every facet of our lives – whats next?

Joe

I don't do business with BofA because as I recall, they actively supported the Nazi's and the confiscation of Jewish assets during WWII.

Bret

Just closed my BOA credit card this morning, stating that I will not do business with a company that is so anti-2nd amendment.

jim

To Lucy above-sweetie your in denial what is apparent everywhere-our money went to all the fatcats beginning with 1st bush in the savings and loan scandal-wake up-BofA and Obama have nuzzled each other for years. they'll own you as a slave if you keep hiding u head in the sand-i'm dumping my account and telling all my gang.

Judie

Paid off my credit card that was through them and will never use again!

Farris Gregory

Just received my new "Bank of America" credit card in the mail. My first transaction was to put it to good use by cutting it up and deposting in the trash can. They need to rename the company to the "Bank of Liberals." The company has to be the "Bank of Unamerica."

Jerry L

I don't have any dealings with BANK of AMERICA !! The USA BAILED YOU OUT ONCE I WILL NOT BE ANY PART OF MAKING YOU OR KEEPING YOU IN THE FURURE .

I WILL NEVER DEAL IN ANYTHING THAT IS EVEN REMOTLY OWNED / INVOLVED WITH YOU .

Philip W Martin

I think BOA is gotten to big, Now they are telling the American people who support the right to keep and bear arms is not for them. So I guess BOA is not for us either. We should stop doing business with them as well. Hurt them real hard. In the pocket book as we say. To Hell with BOA

Carole

"When I don’t agree with a business’s political position I can not in good conscience support them." That's what BoA just told YOU wasn't it?

Steve Dixon

Guess I'll be closing my credit card account with them. I just had it for business expenses anyway.

Hannibal

Easy! Close all your BOA accounts, tell them why and move your money to a local credit union. Fuck BOA!

Richard White

I support your stance, we have to stand for our principles which I have done on other issues for years. I do not use my old dentist because of his ultra- enviromental beliefs. I am a conservationist, always have been, served in many local, and state positions in Conservation organizations, but when an environmentalist tells me I can't use my land the way it is zoned because they don't want me to, well that was to much especially after the lawsuits they filed to stop me. This is not a new problem and it has many tentacles. I sent Wal… Read more »

skjohn

I am closing ALL of my B of A accounts ASAP. I'm no millionaire but, my funds are considerable enough that when I opened the account, the manager was called out of his office and was stammering when he looked and the amount of the deposit. Can't wait to see the look on his face when I withdraw every penny, which will be over twice what I put in.

Mac

Somehow I'm not surprised. If any organization would jump on the wrong band wagon it would be Bank of America. They should be forced to change their name for they are certainly UN-AMERICAN.

I too will encourage all I know with B of A accounts to change to another institution.

rbillybates

Bank of America was caught stealing monies of millions in Housing Defaults and Bailed Out by the Federal Obama Failures continues to Date/?Charging higher rates to lower incomes should be a violation of law and immoral and very bad business practices?Feds should fine and stop all home loans and no Goverment Business or Employee Pensions Plans!

Heathen Exterminatio

They may deny 2nd amendment rights to their customers, but they embrace the 2nd amendment for themselves.

A hypocritical U.S. corporation? Whooda thunk it?

Benno

It's hilarious that you will refuse payment because of the bank it's coming from.

Clearly businesses in the USA aren't as hard done by as we hear.

hanbo

punish the bastards at Bank of America.BOYCOT them!Its the least we can do.

BofA Sucks

This is pretty typical of this bank, i thought you might be interested in my page.

https://www.facebook.com/bankofamericasuck

Bonnie C Bowden

I have banked with Bank of America for over 15 years and they have screwed my accounts so badly that I should have left years ago. This is the last straw. Come Friday I am out of there! My husband has used our Credit Union for years and has encouraged me to leave BOA for years. Should have listened!

michael the snipper

bank of america,wells fargo,chase which is jpmorgan beware people . get your money into credit unions get out of the banks . dont say i didnt warn you . when your money disappears from your bank dont say i didnt warn you.

Billy

I have an auto loan through BOFA. Will be making tracks to a small, local bank Friday morning to remedy the situation.

Rick O'Shea

I have no BOA card,and if I had it would be gone. Maybe BOA thinks the government war on all firearm issues, including manufacturing, makes for a crummy investment? This could have more far reaching effects than we think?

wonder warthog

Great "heads up", thanks. Will also pass the word.

Out of curiosity, wonder why we haven't heard about Husein's campaign paying back the 14 MILLION they loaned them…..

Marilyn

Whats with all the fear? Do you think guns in the hands of people that don't really know how to use them is a good idea?

LARRY

I can't believe it's got this bad!

RICHARD WEISS

I never have done business with Bank of America ans now i never will!!. I will pass the word on about this nonsense.

Michael Avila

In 1971 I opened an account with B of A…..6 Months later I closed it due to their immoral procedures, I swore never to do business with them ever again…still holds true today.

Mike Huffstutler

Today is the first I have heard of this. I have a credit card with BoA. I printed this article so I can include it with the letter closing my account. I will also include my NRA Life membership number.

Ray Kingsbury

If home buyers stipulate that BoA is not to have the opportunity to finance your loan at point of purchase or future it might restrict their sales. However this needs to be reviewed by Fox News and the Romney Groups to put pressure on the Government to change the law to avoid ongoing bank bailouts.

John

Bank of America is a shill for the Obama Marxists. Old A.P. is turning over in his grave.

Bruce

Just-dropped BofA and went to Wells Fargo. 25 years of banking with BofA and I had no idea. I'm an American and proud of it. I do not even own a gun, but I do not believe a bank should have a opinion at all – owe wait, is not this one of the banks in President Obomas pocket? Wow, now the US government is really reaching to far. I'm purchasing a 1911 & ar15 today –