Very recently rumors have been surfacing about a new wrinkle in the Obama/Holder stealth firearms ban/confiscation project or rather agenda to prevent arms from being accessed by law abiding American citizens. The information comes out from the Federal "Operation Chokepoint" program. That program is supposed to target payday lenders and Pornographers, but instead is targeting firearm manufacturers and sellers. It seems that the Holder Injustice Department is using Federal Financial Services Regulators to harass and control financial service providers through intimidation.
They are targeting the very providers whom they deem have 'relationships' with legal but 'high risk' businesses. The original program was set to target businesses such as pay day lenders, escort services, porn producers, and sellers of drug paraphernalia. It was presented in that way so it would gain approval in the political arena so politicians could point to it and say look what I'm fighting even though though all those businesses are severely regulated and completely legal but not socially acceptable to most Americans.
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Originally in the minds of the uninformed and low information citizens, it seemed a laudable if not overdue project. However, in practice there was nothing within it to limit it to those practices nor even to insure that it would be used against them in other than a cursory manner. What is beginning to float to the surface on this is the DOJ and their controlled minions are leaning on lending banks to coerce them to stop lending to firearms sellers, manufacturers, and the same for ammunition manufacturers who sell to the public, evidently those who sell only to the government are exempt from the harassment. The basis behind this is the Regulators will cause the banks to sever relationships with the businesses and force those businesses out of business.
Where the hell does the Government come off destroying a legitimate and perfectly legal business just to satisfy an Unconstitutional Agenda to ban civilian ownership of firearms? The Obama Administration has always held the American Public in disdain for their beliefs on Liberty and rule by Constitutional Law. Since it has not gotten it's corrupt plans to disarm the public through Congress it is trying to subvert the laws of the land to achieve it's dastardly ideals and impost them on Law Abiding Americans.
In case you are wondering, the NRA reported on this last January ( http://www.nranews.com/commentators/video/iain-murray-private-lendi... ), and even Breitbart commented in January ( http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/09/Congressman-Issa... ) citing Rep. Darrell Issa who is the chairman of the House oversight and reform committee, and Rep. Jim Jordan who is chairman of the Economic Growth Subcommittee, of sending Holder a letter demanding further information on the program.
In the letter, Issa and Jordan stated, "the [House Oversight and Government Reform] Committee is concerned that both the goal and mechanisms of Operation Choke Point may constitute a serious mismanagement and abuse of the Department's FIRREA [Financial Institution Reform and Recovery Act of 1989] authority."
The NRA in a follow up report ( http://www.nranews.com/commentators/video/andrew-langer-operation-c... ) in the NRA news in April interviewed Andrew Langer ( Institute for Liberty) who said the program was expanding. The House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing ( http://financialservices.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventI... ) where concerns over 'Operation Chokepoint' were expressed from both sides of the aisle. The NRA even has listings of banks like 'Bank of America' that have severed their relationships with the firearms industry ( http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2012/nra-investigating-s... ). It's not only banks that are acceding to the intimidation of the corrupt Administration on this subject. Services like Google Shopping, E-Bay, Craigslist, and Pay-Pal are now refusing to host listings for sales of firearms or ammunition.
Various Progressive millionaire funded Anti-Gun groups have had varying degrees of success ( http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2014/3/anti-gunners-want... ) and ( http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2014/3/anti-gunners-want... ) and it has also been reported ( http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2014/3/anti-gunners-want... ) that that arch Anti-Gun Millionaire Michael Bloomberg through his recently accquired anit-gun franchise "Mom's demand action for gun sense in America".
Bloomberg has used his massive fortune to also help fund his pet project Mayors against guns, and his rabidly anti-gun mayors have advanced plans to use city contracts ( http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2014/3/anti-gunners-want... ) to impose their personal gun control wishes even with the usual hard push back from their Police Departments. Even some pension plans have fallen victim to the Anti gun attacks ( http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2014/3/anti-gunners-want... ). The NRA has affirmed their intent to continue monitoring the events as they transpire and keep the American public informed like they have on these issues, ( http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2014/3/anti-gunners-want... ) ( http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2014/3/anti-gunners-want... ) ( http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2014/3/anti-gunners-want... ).
The public needs to be made aware of all of these infringements on our Constitutionally protected Liberties and Freedoms the corrupt and ideologically inimical Administration is perpetrating on the American public through the auspices of the DOJ to give them the color of law. Remember that in opposition to that corrupt Administration, the Firearm industry is experiencing an unprecedented growth in it's sales. That is a thumb to the nose so to speak to Obama and the Progressives who want to disarm us and impose a gun ban agenda.
All those on the left should move to a commie country and let us live in freedom.
That would defeat their purpose. They want to destroy YOUR country.
Lets think this through. I can with machinery be capable producing components to assemble a firearm for me (yes, literally me in a small shop) or even reload ammunition with self-made or bought components. Yet this is an action that is not implicit in the indvidual right to keep and bear arms? This is not high technology. I'm sorry, but I see the nonsensical problem of being prosecuted for manufacturing an arm or ammunition that I can otherwise by rights own and use. Do you? I cannot believe the founders intended this or made an oversight (they strove to be concise).
See you on the CA Political review (if you are that Metcalf)!
Is it possible to carry on a reasoned debate with someone who can't spell "bear?"
The bare facts,will suffice.
(besides, I wanted to play grammer cop, but resisted darn it!)
Absolutely astounding comment Robert. What part of manufacturing of arms, or ammo, isn't covered by the Constitution? Could you be more specific?...Semper Fi Nam 66-67
Robert, are you aware of the gap in federal law that allows an individual to make a firearm for personal use without registering it? That is the loop hole the sellers of the lower assembly for the AR15 style rifles use to sell them to the public. Ammunition can be reloaded, and everyone should get the necessary equipment to reload all the ammo you use. .22's can't be reloaded.
England has banned firearms, but has an incident of violent crime 2.5 times that of America. Australia has banned firearms and has a violent crime incident 2.1 times that of America. Canada has banned firearms and has an incident of violent crime 1.7 times that of America. Take out the cities of Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Houston that all have a ban on firearms and America ranks fourth from the bottom of 194 countries in gun deaths. An armed good guy stops an armed bad guy, you dummies.
I've owned firearms since the age of 8, or 64 years. During these 64 years, not one of my firearms has gone out and killed anyone. In fact, Ted Kennedy's car killed more people than my firearms during this period.
We just had an Open Carry Walk in Tyler, Texas yesterday and while there were a lot of firearms present, not one person was shot. Gee, go figure.
Guns don't kill people, people kill people, you idiots. If you don't like guns because you are ignorant of their function and application, don't buy and own one. However, don't attempt to deny those of us who are educated, trained and understand their appropriate use ownership under the Constitution. Get educated and then talk to us.