Bank of America Leads Charge Against Guns

The Democrats’ campaign against the Second Amendment is obvious and expected after the Sandy Hook shootings. But the gun grabbers are also getting some help from Bank of America. According to Joe Sirochman, owner of American Spirit Arms, the bank out of the blue on Dec. 18 decided to delay processing deposits, threatening his company’s operations. American Spirit, like other gun sellers, has seen a huge increase in online sales in recent months, up 500 percent, according to a Dec. 29 Facebook posting by Sirochman. The company has been a BofA customer for more than 10 years and had no problems until last month, when the bank held up the company’s online deposits. Sirochman said he got the run-around until he finally was connected with a manager who told him, “We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet.” The company has since found a new bank, Sirochman said Monday. “We had to fight tooth and nail to get them released,” Sirochman wrote. “We have now gotten most of the deposits and have set up new accounts with a local bank.” This is not the first time BofA has singled out customers involved in gun manufacturing and selling, but the timing of the punitive review of American Spirit’s accounts, just the second business day after the Sandy Hook shootings, puts the bank clearly on the side of the gun grabbers and the current push by the White House to eliminate the Second Amendment. While it’s unknown if BofA management decided on its own to go after American Spirit, it would not be surprising if there were a phone call from Obama Administration officials directing the bank’s attention toward the gun seller. The bank is a major contributor to the William J. Clinton Foundation. Chairman Charles Holliday is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and has deep ties to numerous liberal causes and businesses that support the Left’s agenda. CEO Brian Moynihan is a director of BlackRock Inc., one of BofA’s major investors and a corporate member of the Council on Foreign Relations, which was founded in part by Bank of America. The Council on Foreign Relations “think tank” is the octopus that has its tentacles in the United Nations, the Obama Administration and Democratic political campaigns going back at least to Michael Dukakis’ presidential bid. Corporate members include major companies like Exxon, Coca Cola, Google, Walmart and Soros Fund Management. It’s one of the primary movers behind the United Nations’ Agenda 21, one component of which is — complete lack of surprise — global gun control. As the fight over Americans’ right to defend themselves warms up this month, expect the Left to attack not just through government but through its puppet businesses as well.