If I had a Bank of America account, of any kind, I’d close it and let them know it’s because of this apparently ridiculous, arbitrary action. Joe, the owner of American Spirit Arms, represents himself very well in this interview with Megyn Kelly, during which she also reads Bank of America’s response. Watch the whole thing, and come to your own conclusion. I was appalled.


Via Newsmax.

An American gun manufacturer claims Bank of America froze his account over objections to his company selling arms online. So far, it’s a one-sided story on Facebook which quotes a bank manager saying, “We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet.”

According to a post by American Spirit Arms owner Joe Sirochman, because of a 500 percent surge in gun purchases his e-commerce website has been “processing larger deposits to Bank of America . . . So they decided to hold the deposits for further review.”

American Spirit Arms most likely benefitted as gun shops and gun shows across the U.S. saw a recent surge of people seeking ammunition and high-power assault weapons, triggered by fears that certain guns will be banned and ammunition heavily taxed in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

“As you could imagine this made me furious,” Sirochman said in his Facebook post. “After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America I finally got a Manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on hold for further review, . . . Her exact words were…’We Believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the internet.’”

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  1. Dave says:

    The government(all of it), the mainstream media, Hollywood, the financial institutions, the education system, private corporates, judicial systems, and the military are all conducting a full frontal assault against the people of the USA. Everyday there are more and more examples of a coordinated effort to disarm all the people and divest them of their assets. This is not imaginary. This country is being stolen right out from under us all. We’ll all be zombies and we’ll all be required to put on our pod faces.

  2. paul14 says:

    Register our guns? I don’t think so!
    I guess we’re replacing the gay’s in the closet.
    When exactly, are we taking our country back from the 20% that are firmly in control now?

  3. ShArKy666 says:

    this is what happens when you get in bed with a tyrannical administration..i hope this guy SUES their sorry asses

  4. NeverSurrender says:

    “The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” -Thomas Jefferson

    The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. – Thomas Jefferson

    “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one.” – Thomas Jefferson quoting Cesare Beccaria, Criminologist in 1764. That was 230 years ago.

    “The constitutions of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves;
    that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property and freedom of the press.” – Thomas Jefferson

    What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? – Thomas Jefferson

  5. idaho_karen says:

    BOA refused to continue banking with another gun manufacture, McMillan Group International last year. That’s when we severed all ties with BOA and are now using a small regional bank. Much better service, too, as a bonus.

    http://www.petersenshunting.com/2012/04/23/bank-of-america-drops-gun-manufacturer-for-being-gun-manufacturer/

  6. Foreverautumn says:

    Hmmm…First, a BofA bigwig (the CEO, I think it was) brags about how BofA is going to basically soak their customers for millions, if not billions in fees, then they discontinue banking with a gun manufacturer because they make guns, and now they freeze the assets of another gun manufacturer simply because they have the audacity to sell guns over the internet. As my father might put it, I guess BofA doesn’t want their business. And I guess they don’t want MY business, either. I think I’m going to cancel my credit card with them. But since I don’t carry any balance on it, and since I don’t do any banking with them, it will be little more than a gesture.

    Any company this arrogant that it thinks it can effectively fire its customers, ESPECIALLY over idiotic things like this, doesn’t deserve to stay in business.

  7. Alain41 says:

    Re the NRA to meet with Biden et al; I understand that there is pressure that if the NRA turns down the invite to meet that they will be portrayed in the MSM as, cowardly bullies exactly the sort of people who should not determine citizen’s safety… But that doesn’t mean that you (they) have to accept White House conditions, the NRA should say that they would love to meet with Biden and/or anyone on the second amendment as long as the meeting is open and webcast because the people’s rights are too important for government to discuss behind closed doors. If the White House balks, repeat what you said and stick to it, no talks behind closed doors.

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