Bank of America Refusing Businesses that Support the 2nd Amendment

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Bank of America – Bank of Hoplophobia

Phoenix, Arizona –-( 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

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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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.


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.


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


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 »


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.


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?


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.