With the SCOTUS shooting down this administrations attempts to run roughshod over the 2nd amendment and operation “Fast & Furious”, intended to create a crisis they hoped would sway public opinion in the direction that would allow them to disarm the sheep and thus better control them, having backfired on them, you would think they would give it up. Not a chance in hell. The leftists want to make sure the people can’t defend themselves from their deprivations, and thus, they are at it again:
Gun retailers say the Obama administration is trying to put them out of business with regulations and investigations that bypass Congress and choke off their lines of credit, freeze their assets and prohibit online sales.
Since 2011, regulators have increased scrutiny on banks’ customers. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2011 urged banks to better manage the risks of their merchant customers who employ payment processors, such as PayPal, for credit card transactions. The FDIC listed gun retailers as “high risk” along with porn stores and drug paraphernalia shops.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department has launched Operation Choke Point, a credit card fraud probe focusing on banks and payment processors. The threat of enforcement has prompted some banks to cut ties with online gun retailers, even if those companies have valid licenses and good credit histories.
“This administration has very clearly told the banking industry which customers they feel represent ‘reputational risk’ to do business with,” said Peter Weinstock, a lawyer at Hunton & Williams LLP. “So financial institutions are reacting to this extraordinary enforcement arsenal by being ultra-conservative in who they do business with: Any companies that engage in any margin of risk as defined by this administration are being dropped.”
A Justice Department representative said the agency is conducting several investigations that aim to hold accountable banks “who are knowingly assisting fraudulent merchants who harm consumers.”
And any organization that they don’t control is basically engaging in what the left feels is fraudulent behavior. These fuckers fear an armed population because they know that sooner than later the people will have had enough of their abuses, and then it might get ugly. If they disarm the sheep they have a better chance of resisting/suppressing the peasant’s revolt, or even surviving it. This government is hostile to freedom and will go to any length to disarm the people they see as the enemy. That the enemy is primarily comprised of law abiding, tax paying, hardworking citizens, getting fed up with the chicanery and abuses by our oligarchy, is a sad state of affairs.
These marxists are using the financial institutions, yet again, to pick and choose winners and losers. They have targeted some in the porn industry and are doing the same with the people that sell guns now. And they won’t stop there, I assure you. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that they have been doing this sort of thing to other entities and organizations they dislike. Shit, they sicked the IRS on their political enemies! They won’t back off as long as they feel they can circumvent and the law to get what they want. Despicable.