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Private businesses performing Operation Chokepoint

Discussion in 'Economy' started by MemphisMark, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old School Conservative

    Operation Choke Point, if you remember, was an Obama-era program to squeeze "undesirable" businesses (porn stars, payday loans, gun stores and gun manufacturers, etc) out of operation by threatening the banks they had accounts at, with constant auditing, micro-examination of their procedures and practices, etc. To prevent this, the banks would close said accounts and refuse to do business with these "undesirables."

    Now we have this, How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Won’t, which is right from the Operation Choke Point Operations Manual.

    We are seeing this right now with the alienation of the NRA from banks and businesses who used to partner with them for NRA member discounts.

    Because I hold my ideals steady, I believe it is within the rights of any business to determine who they will and won't do business with. To these businesses who abandon the NRA et. al., please be "loud and proud" about this so I never patronize you again. You won't hear from me in protest because it's your choice, but I promise you you will never hear from my money again either.

    The long-term unintended consequence of this will be the splitting of our economy along ideological lines. Because Social Media such as Twitter/Facebook actively censor Conservative viewpoints, because the MSM has abandoned all pretense of impartiality in their reporting, because businesses cater to or ignore patrons based on their ideology, I can see a Conservative Social Media, more networks like Fox and "Freedom Friendly" businesses coming into existence to support those people and businesses.
  2. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

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  3. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    Damn, I quoted you twice in one day. The have lost me, too. If the NRA doesn't recognize we have a problem with guns being too readily available to thee wrong people then I can no longer support them.
  4. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Rick, I don't think that can be fixed. Even if we were to adopt the most stringent laws on obtaining firearms, there will still be avenues to gain access without having to jump through hoops.

    However, the NRA has been talking out their backside ever since the latest shooting in Florida. Combine that with that so called "courage award" and you now have an agency that is doing its damnedest to relegate itself into obscurity.
  5. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    It cannot be fixed 100%. But you cannot join the fight against a problem until you recognize there is one.
  6. Susan Addams

    Susan Addams Unregistered User

    Not having seen this discussion I just posted a topic on a related subject where I suggested that we need a single national policy regarding firearm purchases. (You can merge my post if you wish.)

    I think sales at gun shows should be shut down except for licensed dealers, and that all firearm transfer regulations should be enforced. Those without licenses can either quit selling at gun shows or get a license.

    I also expressed that we should have a single age to have the right to purchase ANY firearm: 21 years old.

    Although I did not state it in my topic, I think that all firearm sales should have full identification of the purchaser supplied to law enforcement along with firearm description and serial number.

    It's interesting to note that in states where marijuana sales are legal under state laws, shops are encountering problems with banks which being federally regulated are in the difficult position of doing business with customers who are violating federal law.

    Personally, I don't want to do business with any bank that would use their position to refuse to do business with legal gun dealers. I'm not a member of the NRA, I think they're okay, but not interested in joining. I really like their new spokeswoman whatever her name is. She seems so cool and logical.

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