posted on January 08, 2013 15:58
Firearms sales are skyrocketing due to the threat of another gun ban by the anti Second Amendment zealots in the Whitehouse and Congress along with their accomplices the liberal media. The FBI set a record in December for the number of NICS background checked done in a single month. There were nearly 20 million NICS checks done in all of 2012. Thanks to the current administration for helping with firearms sales last year and it looks like they are going to help set another record this year. The firearms industry is unique because when our government wants to reduce the number of firearms owned by law abiding citizens just the opposite happens. After all the Second Amendment is there so that citizens can protect themselves from tyrannical governments.
It is little wonder that American Spirit Arms, a licensed firearms manufacturer, in Arizona has seen a 500% increase in sales, much of this via ecommerce sales on the internet. Joe Sirochman owner of American Spirit Arms said, “Well, this threw up a huge RED Flag with Bank of America (BoA) who decided to hold the deposits for further review, meaning that the orders/payments that were coming in through the web, being paid by honest customers, for goods that were shipped out by American Spirit Arms, were all held by the bank “UNDER REVIEW”.
Joe published on facebook what BoA had done and I’m sure they received a lot of negative feedback from concerned citizens. And now after 3 weeks BoA is finally releasing money that is rightfully his and he needs to operate his manufacturing business. I don’t care which side of the gun rights issue you are on, BoA or any service organization like a bank should be prohibited from treating their customers like this. Otherwise, what is to keep them from deciding that if you vote conservative or you are a member of some ethnic group you cannot get access to your deposits? BoA says they do this when unusual activity occurs on an account and that it is for the protection of the customer. Okay fine, but why do customers have to make dozens of calls and only after 3 weeks start to get his money?
The Bank of America received $45 Billion in TARP funds from the government (taxpayers). Might that plus the fact that the liberals held their political convention in the BoA facility in North Carolina be the reason that BoA is against a citizens’ freedom to own a firearm? Or, could it be the $500 million they received from government controlled Fannie Mae who at taxpayer’s expense bought BoA's bad real-estate loans? I’m starting to see a pattern here. You give me money and I’ll support your anti-gun views.
I had a similar experience with PayPal. In the fact that they limited activity on our account while checking to see if we were following their guidelines. Seems that you cannot pay for guns with PayPal and we are aware of that so we only accept payment for accessories with PayPal. Gun sales we do with bank transfer, credit card or check. A PayPal manager called to say they were reviewing the payments. It was resolved in a timely fashion. I’m sure they will continue to monitor our PayPal account and I don’t have a problem with that because we knew up front what their guidelines allowed. So when you purchase a set of Diamond Speed Sights or a rail system for your 870 from Lone Star Tactical Supply it is probably best you don’t use the “gun” word in your comments.