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Old June 14, 2001, 10:02 AM   #1
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Bank snubs gun stores

A friend of mine works for a large bank in the New England area. I dont want to say the banks name...I don't want my friend to lose his job I was shocked when he told me it was against his companys policy to do business with Gun Stores, pawn shops, and strip clubs. When I asked as to why, I was told it was basically a PR move. Has anyone else heard of this, and would this be considered discrimination??? Needless to say I'm going to withdraw all of my money from that bank.
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Old June 14, 2001, 01:08 PM   #2
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Yes, it's becoming common

Carbinekid, go ahead and let the folks know the name of the Bank, no one will know WHO you friend is, and if YOU don't tell all of us, then how can WE remove OUR funds from the scumbags depository?.
They are in a concerted effort with the Brady bunch, and HCI, to demonize firearms, and anyone who owns them, by associating them with immoral, and / or illegal activities.
Guess what??.......I ain't buying bout ya'll????
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Old June 14, 2001, 01:18 PM   #3
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Youve obviously never seen Marcia handle a 1911.

Please don't malign the Brady Bunch!!!!!
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Old June 14, 2001, 02:46 PM   #4
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Go ahead and tells us the name, we won't tell on your friend.
Nothing to see here, move along.
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Old June 14, 2001, 02:57 PM   #5
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Please reveal the name of the bank. After all, "the New England area" is a pretty damn big piece of real estate - how would anyone track the name of the bank to a single individual employee? Problem is, there are precious few "local" banks anymore; even the banks that have retained old local names are cogs in some mega-Bank in Delaware, or San Francisco, or North Carolina, etc. I don't want my money being used as a source of income for these [unbelievably vile character assassinations deleted]. If my bank is affiliated with the New England bank, out go my humble little deposits. A pox on 'em.
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Old June 14, 2001, 05:36 PM   #6
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I know CitiBank is one of them anti-gun banks. If you have a credit card from them, call them and let them know why they just lost a customer.
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I know CitiBank is one of them anti-gun banks. If you have a credit card from them, call them and let them know why they just lost a customer.
I think it would be wise when making such a charge to give us some documentaion to back up what you say. Simply calling or writing Citibank with no facts to back us up is not the best way to go about things.

I think I remember at story about Citibank and a Las Vegas gun dealer months back, but if I remember correctly the situation has been resolved to everyone's satisfaction, including the NRA.

Recently, there was another bank (which name escapes me right now) who was also giving gun stores less than the red carpet treatment, but I think that now even THEY have changed their tune as well.

CarbineKid you really need to let us know the name of this bank, so that we can put the full weight of the gun lobby/community against them. I can assure you that they WILL change their tune...

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Old June 14, 2001, 07:42 PM   #8
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Bank of America is another bank that does not do buisness with gun stores. I do not know if this has changed recently.

Unfortunately, BoA also has branches nation-wide, which is also of use to those who move around every few years. The complications of moving are less with them.
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Old June 14, 2001, 09:50 PM   #9
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Bof A? Hold the phone! We just had a thread here a month os so back about a small gun-related vendor that was denied banking services, and it was alleged that they quickly back-tracked and gave them their account. The merchant stated as such. Do we have new information? Need facts, please. I have a Bof A account, but dropped my desire to switch because they were brought to to task by our internet campaign.

The stakes are high, guys; we cannot afford to be factually wrong, ever.
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Old June 14, 2001, 10:03 PM   #10
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Hi Guys. I am going to check with my friend in the morning. I want to make sure the info I got is 100% correct. I don't want to start tossing names out, before I get the evidence. I am rather surprised that this is a standard pactice through out the country
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Old June 16, 2001, 01:52 PM   #11
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Here is more on the CitiBank thing:
Old June 17, 2001, 10:17 AM   #12
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And here is more on the Bank of America thing:

Looks like it's over.
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Old June 17, 2001, 10:47 AM   #13
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Over? Not for me. Not for a lot of GIs who had to put up with their arrogance back when they had a de facto monopoly in overseas military posts. They had you, they knew it, they showed it. They almost literally spit in our faces and laughed.

BTW, they were originally the Bank of Italy. They changed the name to fool Americans.

I'm glad they took it in the shorts on this one.

Anyone know the current status of CitiBank on this issue?

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Old June 18, 2001, 11:11 PM   #14
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The Citibank issue was resolved over a year ago. Please contact them and see if any issues still exist with respect to legitimate firearms businesses and their lending of money to such groups. If you find anything irregular, please post your findings.

I do believe Citibank does not discriminate against firearms businesses.

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Old June 19, 2001, 12:10 AM   #15
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I hope you are right. CitiBank seems to be one of the largest credit card banks out there. It sucks to get a new credit card that you think is from a safe source and find out that they are an affiliate.

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