Particularly noteworthy are two or America' largest banks, Bank of America and Citibank. Bank of America has announced it has ceased doing business with gun manufacturers which follow the letter of the law, demanding that they change their policies to reflect what BofA has in mind. CitiBank is now doing the same thing, even more demanding, but a Republican Congressman from Indiana and a number of his colleagues have decided to take up the cause of fighting for gun rights using a different approach. And since money usually talks, their plan could conceivably bear fruit in the war for the minds of Americans.
It seems that Citibank currently has a seven hundred billion dollar contract with the federal government, yet the company is telling its gun manufacturing and sales clients that financing will be eliminated unless Citi's terms relating to gun products be honored. Citi wants a bump stock ban, elimination of high volume ammunition clips and the end of long gun sales to those under twenty-one. It also has established a waiting time requirement that is even more oppressive than current federal policy.
So, what is U.S. Representative Todd Rokita (R-IN) doing about it? He has prepared a letter with fifteen co-signers requesting that the General Service Administration review and cancel all contracts with Citibank until the bank rescinds its new requirements. His logic is simple and accurate. American businesses should operate under the provisions of the Constitution and honor all God-given rights for all Americans. He wants to hit them where it hurts.
Congratulations, Representative Rokita for standing up for the "Law of the Land". Keep the pressure on the GSA. It's the right thing to do. The entire Republican congressional delegation should join in your cause. We'll be watching especially to see the ones who don't. And regardless of the outcome, we're sure that there are plenty of banks that will gladly give those customers better service than Citibank.
h/t to Breitbart