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McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years. Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Marlet Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking came to my office. He scheduled the meeting as an “account analysis” meeting in order to evaluate the two lines of credit we have with them.... He spent 5 minutes talking about how McMillan has changed in the last 5 years and have become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories.
At this point I interrupted him and asked “Can I possibly save you some time so that you don’t waste your breath? What you are going to tell me is that because we are in the firearms manufacturing business you no longer want my business.”
“That is correct” he says.
I replied “That is okay, we will move our accounts as soon as possible. We can find a 2nd Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business. You won’t mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone one I know that BofA is not firearms industry friendly?”
“You have to do what you must” he said.
“So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right?”
Mr Fox confirmed that it was. At which point I told him that the meeting was over and there was nothing let for him to say.
I think it is import for all Americans who believe in and support our 2nd amendment right to keep and bare arms should know when a business does not support these rights. What you do with that knowledge is up to you. When I don’t agree with a business’ political position I can not in good conscience support them. We will soon no longer be accepting Bank of America credit cards as payment for our products.
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Good for McMillian! If you

Good for McMillian! If you made a wood stock, I'd really think about buying one!

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Having a hard time

Having a hard time believing any of it.  Money is money and banks don't care as long as they are making a profit.  Those banks would gladly jump into bed with the drug cartels and Al Queda if they could do so legally and profit from it.  I wonder what the real reason was behind the bank doing that to McMillan.  Did they default on some loan, or fail to pay their loans back?  That the only reason I can think of for the Bank of America paying a visit and not wanting McMillans business.  It would be interesting to hear the rest of the story.

But if it is true (and I doubt it), then good for McMillan.

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I think this stems from, all

I think this stems from, all conjecture on my part by the way, B of A being heavily involved in Obama continuing his reign and the thinking that guns will be on the Obama "hit list" if he is re-elected. They, along with the other large banks, are riding the wave and hope to usher in laws that will curtail small private banks that will leave them and their other, though few, large corporate competitors as the financial powerhouses in the United States.

It's business, but in my mind it's dirty business. Support your small private banks and small businesses and tell the large corporations to go pound sand. Good on McMillan. They have my support. I will have to buy something from them to show my support.

Make no mistake about it, B of A is in bed with the politicians and this sort of corruption needs to STOP!

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It may be part of a larger Obama agenda, who knows.  I wouldn't doubt it and it would not suprise me at all.  But I do think there is likely much more to this story than McMillan is saying.  Money is money and as long as the bank is making it legally from you they don't care what business you are in as long as you are paying your loans.

Back on the Obama subject....I think the left is going even further to do all they can to kill our gun rights.  Get this!  I went to the doctor this week and had a nurse ask me a series of question that thet need to ask patients annually to be compliant with the major hospital they are assocoated with.  All the responses to the questions were voluntary.  The first question was Do you have any firearms in the home?  To which I replied YES of course!!  The 4th question down the list was Do you feel safe in your home?  To which I replied - Refere back to the first question!!  Dancing

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My health care provider went through a phase awhile back when they started asking firearms questions during my annual health assessment.  When the person asked if I had firearms in the home as the first of what was going to be a series of questions about whether my practices were dangerous, she didn't know what to do when I looked her in the eye and said, "That's none of your business."  When she asked why I refused to answer, I told her it was because it was a BS political question driven by the AMA that had nothing to do with with my health.  She fumbled around a lot as she wrapped her brain around the realization that a patient could refuse to answer a question and there was nothing she could do about it.  Apparently I wasn't alone, because after a couple years they stopped asking the questions.

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Just more Gos BS

expatriate wrote:

My health care provider went through a phase awhile back when they started asking firearms questions during my annual health assessment.  When the person asked if I had firearms in the home as the first of what was going to be a series of questions about whether my practices were dangerous, she didn't know what to do when I looked her in the eye and said, "That's none of your business."  When she asked why I refused to answer, I told her it was because it was a BS political question driven by the AMA that had nothing to do with with my health.  She fumbled around a lot as she wrapped her brain around the realization that a patient could refuse to answer a question and there was nothing she could do about it.  Apparently I wasn't alone, because after a couple years they stopped asking the questions.

My wife is anurse and they are required to ask about firearms in the home. More gov BS like guns are now cause cancer and ingrown toe nails.

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Just more Gos BS

expatriate wrote:

My health care provider went through a phase awhile back when they started asking firearms questions during my annual health assessment.  When the person asked if I had firearms in the home as the first of what was going to be a series of questions about whether my practices were dangerous, she didn't know what to do when I looked her in the eye and said, "That's none of your business."  When she asked why I refused to answer, I told her it was because it was a BS political question driven by the AMA that had nothing to do with with my health.  She fumbled around a lot as she wrapped her brain around the realization that a patient could refuse to answer a question and there was nothing she could do about it.  Apparently I wasn't alone, because after a couple years they stopped asking the questions.

My wife is a nurse and they are required to ask about firearms in the home. More gov BS like guns are now cause cancer and ingrown toe nails.

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Chuck-n-Alaska wrote:

expatriate wrote:

My health care provider went through a phase awhile back when they started asking firearms questions during my annual health assessment.  When the person asked if I had firearms in the home as the first of what was going to be a series of questions about whether my practices were dangerous, she didn't know what to do when I looked her in the eye and said, "That's none of your business."  When she asked why I refused to answer, I told her it was because it was a BS political question driven by the AMA that had nothing to do with with my health.  She fumbled around a lot as she wrapped her brain around the realization that a patient could refuse to answer a question and there was nothing she could do about it.  Apparently I wasn't alone, because after a couple years they stopped asking the questions.

My wife is a nurse and they are required to ask about firearms in the home. More gov BS like guns are now cause cancer and ingrown toe nails.

As I understand it, according to the state of California, everything seems to cause cancer or birth defects. lol

They were a major player in sue the tobacco industry into extinction, yet they are pioneering the legalization of marijuana.  Go figure.  Confused

Those questions are nothing more than the left trying to correlate gun ownership with higher death and destruction.  The CDC already has proven statistic that prove what we already know about gun and shooting activities.  I think it's been proven by statistics that shooting sports and hunting are actually the safest activities anyone can engage in when you compare the death and injury rates of other popular and more accepted activities in this country.

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Funny how only things conservatives like seem to cause adverse health effects.  Last weekend my wife asked me to pick up bananas from the store.  "But DON'T get the organic ones," she said.  I asked why not, and she said, "I don't want bugs!"

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...Of course, the way Obamacare is going, in a few years we'll probably have a mandatory home safety and health inspection as part of our annual fitness check.  That way they can check to see what kind of food we have in the cupboards, how we're storing firearms, what kind of cars we're driving, and whether our gym shoes show sufficient wear.