Rep. Luetkemeyer Keeps Eye on ‘Operation Choke Point’ Abuses

Operation Choke Point
Rep. Luetkemeyer Keeps Eye on ‘Operation Choke Point’ Abuses
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn – -( U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), who was chosen as NSSF’s 2014 Legislator of the Year for his leadership in the U.S. House and Financial Services Committee in working to halt the abusive practices of “Operation Choke Point,” continues to focus attention on the overreach of the federal financial services regulators.

This week Luetkemeyer wrote to the Controller of the Currency that banks are continuing to feel pressure to terminate accounts with businesses arbitrarily deemed by federal regulators as being at “high risk” of conducting illegal activity.

Operation Choke Point negatively affected many businesses, including those in the firearms, ammunition and related industries that were denied the provision of various financial services.

Luetkemeyer held hearings, wrote to federal regulators and introduced legislation that gained bipartisan support to end this politically motivated activity by Obama administration officials.

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It seems to me that any enforcement attempt needs some real teeth to sink into whomever is maintaining Operation Choke Point. Who, specifically, is making the rules and requests? These persons and institutions need to be named and perhaps removed or sanctioned from doing their unconstitutional deeds. The banks have a good idea of who to finance and who will pay them back.


Good to see someone looking out for our 2A interest being recognized.