Attacks Still Coming To Gun Industry As Banks Lay Down The Smack

I don't remember which movie it's from, and if you do please let me know in the comments below. But, there is a fairly famous movie quote that says this: I'm surrounded by idiots. That is how I feel in the current political climate in these United States right now as financial institutions try to lay their version of a smackdown to the gun industry at large. We seem to be surrounded by idiots. Bank of America Executive Anne Finucane, Said this:

We want to continue in any way we can to reduce these mass shootings, it is our intention not to finance these military-style firearms for civilian use.

When the anti-freedom group, Everytown For Gun Safety has this to say, you know your opponent has clear intentions against you:

When the second-largest bank in the US takes concrete steps to prevent gun violence, it sends a clear message to the entire industry: It's time for every financial institution to do their part.

What intentions? Well, they're calling for the banking industry to “do their part.” In other words, they want all other banking institutions to follow their lead. They understand that a repeal of the Second Amendment is unlikely in the current political climate, so the next best thing would be to prevent gun ownership by making it difficult for gun manufacturers to get the funds needed to make and sell these guns to us.

Of course, as Bank of America decides not to fund people who make “military style firearms” I have to wonder how this is even possible. I mean, if the baker is forced to make a cake for a couple of folks claiming discrimination, why can't we force the banks to do business with gun makers and gun sellers?

Businesses clearly have no control over who they do business with anymore, so let's force them to do business with us. Or, not. Ya know, because that's actually pretty unfair.

Then again this is, to me, a clear discriminatory act against gun owners and the manufacturers who represent them. Should we stand for this? I'm pretty sure they would be up in their own imaginary arms.

Imagine for a moment the fallout if the tables were turned and we said we wouldn't fund something we didn't agree with. There would be hell to pay. But, I must keep this as apolitical as possible, so I'll take this moment to segue into another point … The National Shooting Sports Foundation had this to say, in response to this news:

We as an industry would welcome the opportunity to sit down with Bank of America executives to explain our industry's perspective and to discuss what really would work to keep firearms out of the hands of those who should not have them.

So it would seem that we are, yet again, willing to take the higher road and have a sit down with people who so clearly hate us, instead of throwing a temper tantrum reminiscent of something a two year old would have when they didn't get the toy they wanted.

Let us know what your thoughts are on this and if it has any impact on who you'll be banking with in the near future. Bank of America has to understand that this will hurt them to some degree. Then, when you're all done with that, check out our Guardian Nation to up the ante on your gun knowledge.

The above quotes were taken from this article:

About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.


  1. Thomas V. Horn IV on April 17, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Hey, all of you here in FIREARMS land of the free.

    This article totally misses the point.

    When it was said, and, I quote:

    “….. repeal of the Second Amendment in the current political climate is unlikely ………… . “,

    well, the “current political climate”, whatever that may or may not be, has absolutely NOTHING to do with the subject at hand.

    Only the misinformed and/or uneducated would make such a statement.

    As with most of us mature, educated and God fearing American citizens, our world and our very existence does not, has never and shall never revolve around anything concerning what elected official do, say, think or believe in.

    Same exact things apply to any fools and imbeciles that carry around any hidden agendas, as the author of the subject article obviously does.

    My point?

    It’s this, and, ONLY this:

    Preface your articles with a statement, such as:

    “The following is my personal opinion, and nothing else”.




    • Jacob Paulsen on April 18, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Thomas, let me note then for you and other readers that everything on this site is the opinion only of the company or the author of the content. Thank you for your comment!

    • Jeff Flake on April 18, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      Well I guess if the bank gets robbed (heaven forbid) the guard, if they actually have one) will be unarmed

    • Sam Spade on April 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Heck, with Bank of America. I have not gone in one ever since they started charging for using a teller and refused to make change for a scout because he did not have an account. What a chicken outfit.

      Sam Spade

      • Sam Spade on April 19, 2018 at 9:29 am

        If memory serves me, Wasn’t that bank involved in the Enron scandal, along with several NY City big banks? Now they want to represent themselves as a socially conscious do-good er stand up American Company. B S .All they is their fiscal bottom line. They think that all these anti second amendment folks will come in droves to open accounts with them.

  2. Don Payne on April 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    First, I do know a ma fracture that sells ” military style” weapons to the public. Military style weapons have a selector switch for full automatic. I challenge Bank of America executive to find one.

    • Thomas Mock on April 18, 2018 at 5:12 pm

      they can’t and we know it i will cancel my acc.if they don’t stop this b.s.people with guns protect there banks let’s take there guns first and see what happens.


  3. Thomas Mock on April 18, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    if this b.o.a. i will no longer do bess.with them

  4. Andy Kaiser on April 18, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    It is too bad that boa pulled out of parts of NY. It is now too sad that
    I cannot pull my money out of their nice big vaults.

  5. GodFamilyCountry on April 18, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    To All those who love this country and believe in the 2nd Amendment….If you belong to “Bank of America” send them a message and put your money in a bank that believes in Constitutional rights….STOP doing business with them immediately….

  6. Scott A on April 18, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    No More C.C.’s or ANY Business with B OF A. Zero, spread it to ALL My friends. I am sure a few of them will also close their Bank Accounts and C.C.’S!

    • Justin on April 18, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Me too I’m closing my accounts tomorrow to hell with them!!

  7. Wes on April 18, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    When I look on the back of my Bass Pro Mastercard I see Bank of America there. Saying one thing and doing another

  8. Jim Schecter on April 18, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    I will quit them as soon as I can find a bank that “believes in Constitutional Rights! Anyone know of such a bank or where I might find one?

    • Matthew on April 19, 2018 at 9:43 am

      Navy federal credit union, or USAA. I have both.

  9. Charles W Lawson on April 18, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    If the banks follow BOA’s lead. Then no person in this country can trust a bank with their money.
    These idiots think they can take your money and make political statements telling us how we will/can spend it.
    What will they ban/object too next.
    Times are changing. Hope this closes their doors.

  10. Charles W Lawson on April 18, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    These idiots can make these statements while being funded by government bail outs for stupid business transactions in the past and taking individual taxpayers money .
    Hope they go out of business. They deserve ehat they get.

  11. Justin on April 18, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Well I have been a Bank of America customer since ohhh 1999 I think but come tomorrow I will be closing my accounts and will no longer be doing any business with them.

  12. Richard Mason on April 18, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Expect the boa to be involved in any bank, credit union or small community bank you deal with… at some point they or their similar clone will be involved, so without hysteria and leaving the gun range in a rage after shoot the poop during breaks, consider that as has been suggested before, we find regional safe states and pick our battles as we can…. frankly I more concerned with ammo…I don’t want to reload and consider that the main point of feature interdiction by the fuzzy wazzies and political “over class that will front our “feeble” support in DC, that presumes, their powerful backers will cover their butts come the fall of the 1st and 2nd admended amendments.
    Who thought the bakers had to leave their religion at the church doors… the same with guns… keep em as a base for your home made cross now. ( of course they’ll take those too. 2050.

  13. Katie on April 18, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I think Scar says, “I’m surrounded by idiots.” In The Lion King. Is this the correct movie you were thinking of? Excellent article too. 🙂

  14. Lee Adelman on April 18, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    I’m surrounded by idiots came from the movie, Oh Brother Where Art Thou. “Pappy” the governor said this of his son and political advisers in some of the funniest filmmaking ever.

  15. Richard on April 18, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    I understand the many reactions to B of A’s stance on guns, but a knee-jerk reaction from us is an emotional decision and not a logical one. Pulling your money out of B of A now and putting it in another bank that may take the same irrational stance in a month or two will not accomplish much. Where to from there? I’ve been with B of A long before they were B of A and moving my accounts to another bank and setting up my auto pays would be one royal PIA, unless I was SURE the next financial institution or credit union would not follow in B of A’s foot steps. Why not wait and see which financial institutions continue to do business with the gun industry and reward them with our business? Just my humble opinion.

  16. Wayne Rackley on April 18, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    This anti gun stance will hurt the bank more than they realize. The guns are not the problem, it’s the idiots firing them. Stop financing automobiles, they are involved in many more deaths than the guns. This makes the bank look very foolish.

  17. henry davis on April 18, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    These Banks will have companies move to China for manufacturing and getting their financing. This will lead to higher U.S.unemployment causing the banks to lose more business. These banks have no heart when it comes to foreclosing on customers. I wander what the banks would do if or government turned there back on these kind of lending agencies needing help.

  18. Robert Taulbee Jr on April 18, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Closed all of my accts with BOA as did my wife and sons.

  19. Ernest Martzen on April 19, 2018 at 2:21 am

    I left BofA over 40 years ago because they were bully’s that wouldn’t admit when they were wrong. Now they are usurping the Second Amendment out of a failure to comprehend what’s at stake. If they were in a socialist country that matched their arbitrary business tactics, they would likely be nationalized.

  20. Mike P on April 19, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I don’t do business with BofA because I have seen them rip-off to many people. Hell they would not even cash their own check with out charging me 25.00.
    This is just another example of elites trying to tell us how stupid we are and smart they are. Anyone who deals with this organization will end up losing in the end. I say just pull your money out and hit them where it hurts. That’s the only way they will get the point that they are bankers not public policy makers and if they go out of business so what there will be something bigger and better.

  21. Erich on April 19, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I would love to see one of the manufactures file a law suite against them for discrimination. I mean this is a legal business.
    B of A has some deep pockets. would be sweet to see them have to pay some of that money to the gun manufacturers.

  22. Matt on April 19, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    I will never do business with Bank of America!!! If every gun owner would do this, B of A would change their policy.

    I also hope and pray that one of the gun manufactures would sue them for discrimination, win a bundle of cash and invest that money in defeating the corrupt politicians that promote gun control. Gun control has not and will not stop mentally impaired or terrorist from killing people.

  23. MASTERMECH48 on April 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    When the second-largest bank in the US takes concrete steps to prevent gun violence, it sends a clear message to the entire industry: It’s time for every financial institution to do their part. Well get out and DO IT, assist the system to implement action to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those with mental problems. This is your problem arena. A Thompson SUB with a 100 round drum or even an UZI is NOT the problem. get real take on the real problem.

  24. Steve on April 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    It is very easy to retaliate against BOA. As soon as my CD’s and IRA mature (Oct 2018) I will remove all from BOA. I will let them know the reason.

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