Combat Corporate Gun Control or Lose the Second Amendment

Combat Corporate Gun Control – Or SCOTUS Wins Become Hollow Victories, iStock-471503379
Combat Corporate Gun Control – Or SCOTUS Wins Become Hollow Victories, iStock-471503379

United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Picture this scene sometime in the last weeks of June 2022: The Supreme Court has not only handed down a sweeping ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, but the high court also announced they will be taking up challenges to semiauto and magazine bans. Second Amendment supporters celebrate and engage in schadenfreude as anti-Second Amendment extremists wail with impotent fury…

Then there is an event at the White House. Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the CEOs of major banks and credit card companies are there – and Biden is announcing that these banks and credit card companies are acting.

The CEOs declare that companies and dealers who sell modern multi-purpose semi-automatic long guns will be financially deplatformed. Those who make the guns will have their accounts closed. Consumers will not be able to use a major credit card to buy those guns (or, say, standard-capacity magazines). In addition, the Treasury Department encourages other banks and financial service companies to consider the “reputational risk” of being tied to gun sales.

Far-fetched? Then you’ve forgotten Operation Chokepoint. And if you think it will just be aimed at gun manufacturers, dealers, or your efforts to buy firearms, take a look at what Andrew Cuomo and Letitia James have done and are doing to the NRA. You don’t have to like the NRA or Wayne LaPierre to recognize that anti-Second Amendment extremists won’t just stop with a dissolved NRA. They will come after the Second Amendment Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, Gun Owners of America, and others – and what chance will those groups have if the NRA can be taken down? Think that over, loyal Ammoland readers.

The same corporate assaults aimed at gun makers will be aimed at pro-Second Amendment organizations. The “real crime” won’t be what anti-Second Amendment extremists claim it is, whether it is James or anyone else. It will be that we used our First Amendment rights to defend the Second Amendment. And as we have seen from some anti-Second Amendment extremists, they view our efforts to protect ourselves from having our rights infringed on over horrific crimes and acts of madness we did not commit as corrupt (in the best case).

Here’s the worst part: There is precious little that the Supreme Court could do about it. We’d have the legal right to buy a modern multi-purpose semiautomatic rifle for the many lawful purposes there are – whether it is personal protection, hunting, competition, or even informal target practice – but the policies of the big banks and other financial services companies would deny that right.

You may think this is far-fetched but consider this: Anti-Second Amendment extremists will be trying to find ways to attack our rights. If they can’t ban guns, they’ll tie us up in red tape, they will make it far more of a financial burden, and they will come up with other avenues, like forcing industries to boycott the Second Amendment and those who defend it.

What can be done? The legislation passed in Louisiana and Texas is a start, but just denying the ability of those banks to underwrite bonds will not be enough. Versions of the Freedom Financing Act need to be passed at the state level as well, but most important will be working to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels as soon as possible.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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Bill
Bill (@hittpink)
1 month ago

That’s why I closed accounts at Wells Fargo, Chase, and stopped using a BofA card as much as possible!

We need some group to step up, start a financial institution and credit/debit merchant, specifically designed for competitive rates for the gun industry!!

I would buy stock to help, or otherwise help, as I could!!

How about others to help?

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

Drew Chase down to >=$1500 mo avg & avoid using card so they make $0. Only use Chase for bill pay donations to hard core conservative candidates & legal defense groups fighting vax tyranny to rub Chase’s nose in it. Gradually drawing Wells & BofA down to $0.

Will/TEX/FordWill/Oldman loves Chase.

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Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

I’d invest, there’s a lot of copsucking infiltraitors here who wouldn’t.

Ms Pro 2nd Amendment
Ms Pro 2nd Amendment (@dam1120)
1 month ago

This is why I dropped BOA as my primary bank as well as cancelled some other credit cards and their issuing banks and went with a bank that welcomes, not threatens, those who are Pro Guns, Pro 2nd A., Pro America! Let’s Go Brandon!

BillyBobTexas
BillyBobTexas (@billybobtexas)
1 month ago

IMO, something like THAT will help the cryptos flourish……I’d certainly go there.

vepr
vepr (@vepr)
1 month ago

Harald.

It’s your double dealing heros , the skunk, Li’l Wayne LA P U , and mitch “the snake” McConnell, that directly helped to make your little sky is falling scenario a reality.

Get off your knees harald.

You would think by now you would be tired of always looking up at the skunks and the snakes belt buckles.

loveaduck
loveaduck (@elbee1943)
1 month ago
Reply to  vepr

Apparently, you need snarky, personal insults to assist in making your point.
And it’s Harold, not Harald.

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Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  loveaduck

Oh, boo hoo. Winner: Prissy Bubbleboy Post Of The Day.

What’s up between you & Hairold, anyway? LOL

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loveaduck
loveaduck (@elbee1943)
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

You prove my point. Insults keep the person from actually considering your statement. Of course, maybe there’s little point to them, anyway.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  loveaduck

Now ask me if I care what you aka “the person” or any of the infiltraitors here think, Hairold – I mean, loveaduck. My bad.

Oh noooo! Downvoted by infiltraitors! So sad!

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Tionico
Tionico (@tionico)
1 month ago

but the policies of the big banks and other financial services companies would deny that right. And in so doing they are violating the law….. denying the exercise of a right to another without due process or justification is actionable. But WHO will bell that cat? There is one alternative to the BofA Chase Wells, City thieves. Local credit unions. Yes, they often use Visa/MCard to run their ATM and credit cards, but some use smaller banks. Their freee electronic funds transfars/payment systems worl well, most are instant. Of course, those systems could be corrupted wiht tnough pressure, too. I… Read more »

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen (@ansel-hazen)
1 month ago

This morning, once I finish my pancakes that have fresh picked apple from our trees in them and topped with maple syrup bought right at the processors store, my wife and I will head out to a local cash and barter market the next town over. Where one can find food stuff and various services traded without interference from these corporate vampires.

nrringlee
nrringlee (@nrringlee)
1 month ago

Mussolini once defined fascism as the blending of corporate power with government power. Here we are.

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

100% True. The same Masonic Zionist Central Banking powers of the hidden hand of GubMINT existed then as do today. How about that coincidence & see how that works. Winner winner Chicken dinner.

Pa John
Pa John (@pa-john)
1 month ago

The definition of fascism is ‘The Marriage of corporation and state.’ ” – Benito Mussolini
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Mussolini

Step one for the American people: Recognize fascism when you see it!

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
1 month ago
Reply to  Pa John

Those same “Fasces” hang on America’s Congressional walls since 1953.

Dumbed down educational system of programmed ignorance is how they do it.m

How to think vs. what to think.

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DDS
DDS (@dds)
1 month ago

Harold, if you had been paying the least bit of attention, you’d know that the scenario you suggested above is EXACTLY why people went to the trouble of inventing Bitcoin and other johnny-come-lately cryptocurrencies.

Or did you think dark web transactions are run through government sanctioned banks?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darknet_market

In smaller words, “they” can’t stop people from getting what they want. The most “they’ve” ever been able to do is push the buying and selling underground and/or drive up the prices.

Arizona
Arizona (@arizona)
1 month ago
Reply to  DDS

Furthermore, should Harold’s zombie apocalypse as described occur, we 140 million gun owners could close our bank accounts and move to cash, gold as well as crypto transactions, and one of us (at least) would start a new bank or financial platform.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen (@ansel-hazen)
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

If we all just started using cash it would cripple them.

Capn Dad
Capn Dad (@capndad)
1 month ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

China next year is moving to a cashless economy. State run bank will monitor all transactions and block any transaction the government deems “inappropriate”. There are those currently in our government studying that very same scenario. Buy all you need now and what you will need for the future. Store it. No touch.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
1 month ago
Reply to  Capn Dad

And cash, too! Cash will be more valuable than electronic credits, but less valuable than silver or gold.

Capn Dad
Capn Dad (@capndad)
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Cash can’t be controlled. The whole point of a “cashless” economy is control. In a cashless economy any cash you have would be worth kindling.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
1 month ago
Reply to  Capn Dad

In a cashless society, the “black market” will still exist along side the cashless market. People will still want to make hand to hand untraceable transactions. People will still want to buy “things” without the governments knowledge. Cash will still have an important and valuable place

Finnky
Finnky (@finnks)
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Question is, what will serve as “cash”. Will we be back to bits of gold or silver? Ammo seems great, but not everyone recognizes it’s inherent value.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen (@ansel-hazen)
1 month ago
Reply to  Capn Dad

‘Merica is not China though. We have put up with a lot of shit but I firmly believe there is a point where enough will be enough. Trying to go cashless ought to be one of those issues.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

Yes, war by other means. This is a good suggestion, and I look for more, on this site!

swmft
swmft (@swmft)
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

palmetto state and brownels are opening a bank think soft date is march 2022 most of the paper is done there is info on it at arfcom

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
1 month ago
Reply to  swmft

ARFCOM? Sounds like the Army’s dog training headquarters.

swmft
swmft (@swmft)
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Wild Bill arfcom is ar15.com youtube handle you can also read the blogs

Finnky
Finnky (@finnks)
1 month ago
Reply to  swmft

Do you know what sorts of protections (if any) banks have against suits regarding perfectly legal transactions? My guess is that this new bank will face legal onslaught – from Letitia attacking them over knowingly facilitating ‘arms traffic’ and civil suits following any event involving any product paid for using their card.
Antis will recognize how useful such a bank is, and do their utmost to destroy it. Might be good to preempt them by pushing for better nuisance suit protection for all industry, particularly the financial sector. After all banking is a critical to every sector of our economy.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago

“look at what Letitia James is doing to NRA. They’ll come after SAF, FPC, GOA etc. What chance will those groups have if NRA can be taken down? Think that over, loyal Ammoland readers.” ~Harold the Hysterical

Nice try. The bloodsuckers who run NRA, turncoat directors like Dave Workman who put them in power, and see-no-evil members who trashed those who sounded the alarm, they did this to NRA, to themselves, to all of us. The gross corruption & dereliction was-is a perfectly gift-wrapped present for the NYAG.

Are you implying the other groups are corrupt too?

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Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

P.S. STRIKE GROUP REAGAN!

LOL

DDS
DDS (@dds)
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Those other groups are not incorporated as non-profits in the State of New York. Doesn’t mean Ms. James won’t go after them, just look at the kook in New Jersey and his antics, but she’ll have to use a different technique.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  DDS

Can’t get ’em on corruption like NRA unless they’re corrupt like NRA… Harold thinks we should – what? Save NRA to save other groups? Non-sequitur. How? Send $ to bloodsuckers? No thx. Or just think, worry & pretend LaPew isn’t a closet saboteur? See this backhanded “puff” piece: THE WEIRDNESS OF WAYNE https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/10/the-weirdness-of-wayne-lapierre-the-nras-reluctant-leader Poor LaPew. He’s not bad. Just weird. I.e. qu%r. In ’97 when LaPew’s pal David Brock was an openly-gay faux-con at The Spectator, he did a smear on NRA reformers. In a later interview he mentioned a “secret society of Republican h0mosexuals” in high places, who protect… Read more »

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Tionico
Tionico (@tionico)
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Who (that matters) reads Vanity Fair? NO ONE I know reads that trips.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tionico

Who cares? Good intel, shows what he’s “down” to for PR. “Poor Pepe, it’s not really his fault” ‘puff’ piece. Double entendre on “puff”.

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Arizona
Arizona (@arizona)
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Russn8r,

No idea why people down voted your accurate assessment of the degenerates at the NRA. The executives were and are entirely corrupt, enriching themselves while negotiating our rights away, and supporting every gun grabbing infringement and ban passed by Congress since 1934. Eff the NRA. On the other hand, the good people who were fooled into supporting these crooks and the instructors who worked to teach firearms to the masses are not the problem, and must find a new home with a respectable organization.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

Yep. As to why… Over the target in a way they hate. I’m not the only one who thinks AL comment pages are infested with agents & infiltraitors. They don’t like the principle that enforcers should be accountable for violating rights, they don’t like seeing names like Daniel Shaver, Vicki Weaver & Tony Timpa, they don’t like jury power, and some don’t like the truth about NRA.

Speaking of being over the target. Anyone know what happened to JCMxyz…? Vacation? Banned?

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

Yep. Over the target. I’m not the only one who thinks Amm0land c0mment pages are infe$ted with agent$ & infiltrait0rs. They don’t like the principle that enforcers should be accountable for violating rights, they don’t like seeing names like Daniel Shaver, Vicki Weaver & Tony Timpa, they don’t like jury power, some don’t like the truth about NRA & Workman. Speaking of…What happened to JCM? Vacation? Jacklisted?

I wouldn’t be surprised if Ray Epp$ & Mar0onPB are paid to lurk here from time to time.
https://www.revolver.news/2021/10/meet-ray-epps-the-fed-protected-provocateur-who-appears-to-have-led-the-very-first-1-6-attack-on-the-u-s-capitol/

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loveaduck
loveaduck (@elbee1943)
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona

Best way to pop the NRA is by letting your membership go or not joining at all.

Tionico
Tionico (@tionico)
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

enough slamming on Dave Workman. ALL your beefs with him and his actions hapened back before the lid started comeing off so we could ALL see what NRA were all about. I was just getting active in the arms scene then, we were both part of the same organisation. NRA were the good guys then. Now that the corruption of NRA is out in the open most of us have turned. What, do you not allow a man to change his mind about a thing or group over time? Fine.We could trace back to YOUR high schooldays and find SOMETHING… Read more »

Oldman
Oldman (@crazyphone)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tionico

Hell, you don’t have to look back on this putz’s high school days, you just have to read his posts which are only decent, informative, sensical and without malice 4.5% of the time.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldman

Sure thing, TEX

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tionico

Dear hall monitor: You were new. I wasn’t, nor was DW. The board knew plenty from a finance cmtte review still online at FEC. Read it b4 nagging, Karen.

‘NRA was the good guys then’? Still clueless or feigning ignorance of 2A sabotage through ’97.

$Bs grifted & NRA will end thx to his 32-33 vote & glazy-eyeds who shot messengers who warned you b4 the lid came off, b4 you turned, b4 it was 2L8. SAF-Workman benefit from NRA’s end. He should admit he had the rpt when he saved LaPewCo, apologize 4 betrayal, not use busybody shills

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Knute Knute
Knute Knute (@knute)
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

PLUS: “NRA was[sic] the good guys then”?????
NO they were NOT! This clown may noy have KNOWN that then, but that in no way makes LaTrine anything other than a multi-decade long, traitorous backstabber. One guys ignorance doesn’t excuse LaTrine’s support for gun control at every opportunity.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago
Reply to  Knute Knute

“One guys ignorance doesn’t excuse LaTrine’s support for gun control.”

Yep. Nor does it excuse DW’s betrayal, since he knew about LaTrine’s gun control AND corruption.

“We tried to fire Wayne in ’97. Workman crossed over to block the reform 32-33.”
-Honest former NRA Director

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/shit-storm-todays-nra-heads-need-to-roll/#comment-2765008

“I too served with you in that era, and had forgotten about Workman’s duplicity.”
-Another Honest former NRA Director

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/shit-storm-todays-nra-heads-need-to-roll/#comment-2766267

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Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
1 month ago

“You’re a total idiot.” -WillTEX

Idiot says idiot. Crybaby breaks out Rosie Palm’s 5 sister sockpups to downvote. LOL

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