AmmoLand Editors Note: AmmoLand Editors have spoken with a well placed industry executive who verified that “BofA works with many different firearms companies – in fact – very closely. There’s clearly more to this story than meets the eye.” ~ AmmoLand.com
North Carolina –-(Ammoland.com)- GRNC has been in direct contact with Charlotte-based Bank of America.
While expressing sympathy, Bank representatives have publicly side-stepped the issue of gun rights, tried to imply blame on firearms-related businesses by hiding behind unclear “confidentiality concerns” and when offered an opportunity to clarify support of the right to keep and bear arms on GRNC’s website, they offered the following cynical non-response:
“…it is absolutely not true that we would dismiss a customer purely based on being in this (firearms-related) industry. In reviewing the facts of the case, we do believe there was a miscommunication with this client, and we have already reinforced our policies with our teams and with the client. We have also discussed with the client a transition period during which the client may be able to obtain a new source of funding.”
Remember, these “reinforced policies” led them to abruptly cut the credit lines of McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, Inc; manufacturer of firearms and accessories, including vital components of the M40A3 Marine Corps sniper rifle currently used by our forces in Afghanistan. This step was taken by BoU Senior Vice President Ray Fox who reportedly indicated to McMillan that the decision was “politically motivated”.
These attacks are being launched from our backyards
If they want to behave like they are from Bloomberg’s NYC, they can move. While they are in the free state of North Carolina they will act responsibly or answer to US!
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED:
Cut ’em up!
Cut up your BoA credit cards, transfer checking and saving accounts, terminate BoA lines of credit, and seek mortgages and financing elsewhere.
Call and email Bank of America leaders
Tell them you are terminating your business with them due to their attacks on honest American businesses. If you ‘Tweet’ let them know of your actions via Twitter also.
They started this and we are going to finish it. Bottom line, to make it stop, BoA MUST: (1) Publicly announce in clear terms that BoA embraces Second Amendment-related businesses and; (2) that BoA client managers are being instructed as such.
Then their pain will stop, and not until.
Call AND email these bank officials
- Scott Silvestri, Corporate News, 980.388.9921, [email protected]
- Anne Finucane, Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, [email protected]
- CEO Brian Moynihan, 704-386-5681, [email protected]
Deliver this Message
Bank of America Representatives:
Your responses to my concerns that you are attacking honest, American firearms businesses and suppliers of critical military equipment have been cynical and unresponsive.
If you will not support the Second Amendment rights of free Americans in clear and straight-forward terms, I cannot continue to do business with you.
I am now taking steps to transfer my BoA checking and savings accounts, cancel my credit accounts, and will not consider BoA as a source of future mortgage or other financing.
If you wish for me to reconsider doing business with you MUST: (1) Publicly announce in clear terms that BoA embraces Second Amendment businesses and; (2) that BoA client managers are being instructed as such.
I will not consider doing further business with you until this happens.
A Gun-Owning North Carolinian
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About Grass Roots North Carolina/Forum for Firearms Education
Grass Roots North Carolina/Forum for Firearms Education is a non-profit, all volunteer organization devoted to educating the public about trends which abridge the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, and engaging in grass roots activism to preserve those freedoms. Formed in 1994 to conduct a highly successful rally for the Second Amendment, GRNC has gone on to conduct projects like “Remember in November: A Gun Owner’s Guide to Voting,” bringing concealed carry to North Carolina. Visit:www.grnc.org