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‘We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet.’
Bank of America Freezes Gun Manufacturer's Account, Company Owner Claims
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. - CNSNews.com
January 7, 2013
Bank of America has reportedly frozen the account of gun manufacturer American Spirit Arms, according to its owner, Joe Sirochman.
In a Facebook post dated December 29, Sirochman wrote the following:
“My name is Joe Sirochman owner of American Spirit Arms...our Web site orders have jumped 500 percent causing our Web site e-commerce processing larger deposits to Bank of America. So they decided to hold the deposits for further review.
“After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America, I finally got a manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on hold for further review -- her exact words were -- ‘We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet.’”(emphasis added)
Sirochman also wrote that he told the bank manager that “they have no right to make up their own new rules and regs” and that “[American Spirit is a] firearms manufacturer with all the proper licensing.”
He also noted that he has been doing business with Bank of America for over 10 years, but will now be looking for a new bank.
According to Unlawful News, this isn't the first time Bank of America has targeted a customer involved in the firearms industry.
McMillan Group International was reportedly told that its business was no longer welcome after the company started manufacturing firearms – even after 12 years of doing business with the bank.
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Bank of America Partners with HSUS with Card Deal
USAgNet - 06/22/2012
The Animal Agriculture Alliance reports that Bank of America recently announced another partnership with the Humane Society of the United States after releasing a new HSUS-themed credit card.
This new credit card provides the radical animal rights organization with $60 for every new account opened and an additional 25 cents for every $100 spent.
This week, the Animal Agriculture Alliance wrote to Bank of America's President Brian Moynihan to request that the bank stop funding animal rights organizations such as HSUS that seek to eliminate animal agriculture.
The Alliance is a Bank of America customer. Their letter to Moynihan explained it would be forced to reconsider its relationship with Bank of America...
Bank of America blasted for HSUS support
Geni Wren, Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
via PorkNetwork - June 22, 2012
The Animal Agriculture Alliance has come out strongly against Bank of America’s newest product offering – a Bank of America VISA that supports the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
The Alliance says this new credit card provides the radical animal rights organization with $60 for every new account opened and an additional 25 cents for every $100 spent.
In a letter to Bank of America President and CEO Brian Moynihan, Alliance CEO Kay Johnson Smith says, “HSUS is a radical animal rights organization that is not affiliated with local animal shelters and instead uses its more than $100 million budget to threaten America’s hardworking farmers and ranchers. While many Americans mistakenly believe HSUS is the national organization affiliated with local animal shelters, very little of its funding is used for hands-on animal care. Instead, HSUS uses its resources to attack farmers and ranchers with legislation, litigation, and public relations smear campaigns.”
Johnson Smith goes on to suggest that the Alliance, which has been a Bank of America customer for over two decades, may reconsider its relationship with the bank, and will suggest that its members do the same.
The Alliance encourages those in the animal agriculture community to voice their opinions to Bank of America about their HSUS support by either writing to Bank of America, tweeting about it or sending comments to Bank of America’s Facebook page...