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Rahm Emmanuel to major banks: Stop serving gun manufacturers
The Examiner ^ | January 26, 2013 | Joe Newby

Posted on 01/26/2013 7:34:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In a letter sent Friday to the CEOs of TD Bank and Bank of America, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel urged the banks to stop serving gun manufacturers unless they support gun control measures, CBS Chicago reported.

According to CBS, Emmanuel wants the banks to "stop lines of credit, financing for acquisitions and expansions and financial advising" unless the manufacturers agree with him on issues like background checks and what he called “commonsense reforms."

“In the past, the gun industry has stood in opposition to these safety measures. They opposed a ban on assault weapons on America’s streets, opposed a ban on military-style clips, opposed a criminal background check on all gun purchases and opposed any effort to crack down on criminal gun traffickers,” he wrote.

In his letter to TD Bank CEO Bharat Masrani, he demanded the bank uses its influence “to push this company to find common ground” on gun bans and background checks, noting the $60 million line of credit the bank gives to Smith and Wesson.

"Why shouldn’t they have a line of credit?" Jason Howerton asked at The Blaze. "The company has done nothing illegal and AR-15s are perfectly legal weapons."

Emmanuel noted that Aurora movie shooter James Holmes used an AR-15, but as Howerton wrote, the mayor failed to mention that the rifle reportedly jammed during the shooting spree. Emmanuel also failed to mention the incident in which a 15-year-old boy protected himself and his sister from two burglars using an AR-15.

He also demanded that Bank Of America CEO Brian T. Moynihan take the same actions against Sturm, Ruger & Co., a manufacturer with a $25 million line of credit.

“Collectively we can send a clear and unambiguous message to the entire gun industry...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; banking; banks; boa; chicago; democrats; fascism; firearms; guncontrol; illinois; rahm; rahmemanuel; secondamendment
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Our fathers and grandfathers would already have him tarred & feathered and on a rail, along with numerous other politicians and celebrities. Why are we so different? What are we afraid of?
1 posted on 01/26/2013 7:34:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Says the Mayor of a City with likely the HIGHEST murder rate in the US....and the HIGHEST number of guns in the hands of CRIMINALS! The People of Chicago are the ones who are the problem...electing evil.


2 posted on 01/26/2013 7:38:10 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freedom loving people should boycott IllAnnoy. There is nothing like failure to give a lesson.


3 posted on 01/26/2013 7:38:25 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FURE !!!!!


4 posted on 01/26/2013 7:38:29 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck

FURE and FUBO!!!


5 posted on 01/26/2013 7:41:16 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I already know some banks and financial related companies are going along with this, whether pushed by Rahm or not. When CWII occurs, it will be booty time.


6 posted on 01/26/2013 7:43:16 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is in charge? Congress or banks or they all just in control together?


7 posted on 01/26/2013 7:43:34 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Remember Rahm and ChikFilA. Chicago values I think he said.


8 posted on 01/26/2013 7:47:59 PM PST by taterjay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Un-American.


9 posted on 01/26/2013 7:49:37 PM PST by EternalVigilance ('Where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it.' Samuel Adams)
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To: CORedneck

Rahm needs to have his @zz kicked with a broghan so hard his nose will bleed.

Another CO Redneck. HooRah! :-)


11 posted on 01/26/2013 7:51:02 PM PST by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 83)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would that not violate the equal protection clause? What if the banks decided to not do business with convicts, would Rev Jessie and AL be screaming? What if banks said they would no longer do business with poor folks or people in Chicago, or homosexuals? Of course being liberal means never having to be consistent nor ever being sorry.


12 posted on 01/26/2013 7:51:13 PM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
good thing intimidation and coercion aren't against the law...
13 posted on 01/26/2013 7:53:00 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: goodnesswins

Everything about ‘progressivism’ is about ‘culling the herd’....so that a ‘master race’ is left. IOW, the ‘elites’. Can’t be having the masses making a good living or having aspirations. That’s ‘competition’.


14 posted on 01/26/2013 7:56:02 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have had five shot and killed today in Chicago and the day isn’t over yet. Maybe the mayor can tell the government to stop financing the killers with our tax dollars.


15 posted on 01/26/2013 7:56:10 PM PST by dznutz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Collectively we can send a clear and unambiguous message to the entire gun industry...

And that message IS clear. You, rahm, and your slimy communist ilk are mortal enemies of America and its citizens.
16 posted on 01/26/2013 7:56:22 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think anyone who believes in freedom, whether they own a gun or not needs to pull their money from these banks and invest it with like minded institutions and as far as these credit card services that are screwing with legitimate business, there must be an alternative for the businesses to use or by God there is an opportunity for someone to step in and pick up a boatload of clients. I have yet to hear of a bank refusing to work with abortionists or prostitutes, whats next will they refuse to bank with knife manufacturers? Or Ammo manufacturers? Wait maybe they will start asking existing and prospective clients if they are Conservative, because we Conservatives are more likely to defend ourselves so we might injure or kill someone in the process!


17 posted on 01/26/2013 7:57:55 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

So they devise a plan. EVERYthing a prog legislates has a ‘knock-on effect’.


18 posted on 01/26/2013 7:59:42 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

19 posted on 01/26/2013 8:00:56 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ruger and S&W ought to sue the City of Chicago for tortuous interferance.


20 posted on 01/26/2013 8:01:42 PM PST by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What is this? Every mayor in major cities now think they are kings? I suggest banks starve off the Thuggery government of Chicago, NYC, San Francisco, etc. No More Loans To Tyrant ran cities.
21 posted on 01/26/2013 8:01:50 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time to boycott all products made in or by Chicago companies!!! I went to my local store and told them if they sell Wrigley’s gum I will not buy anything from his store, explained the reason why and the store owner agreed to remove the gum from his shelf.


22 posted on 01/26/2013 8:05:19 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rockin’ QS Ranch to major banks: Stop serving Chicago.


23 posted on 01/26/2013 8:06:57 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: IncPen

Those of us who understand ‘Leaderless opposition’ need to get busy building target lists.


24 posted on 01/26/2013 8:12:27 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What are we afraid of? Discomfort, hardship, and legal penalties; from making less income to pay less income taxes, making no income to pay no income taxes, and refusal to pay income taxes, respectively. But short of armed rebellion which will never happen, depriving the govt of revenue is the only way to repair it. It’s the only thing the beast understands. Not the jury box, ballot box, soap box....just the cash box. Close it and demand what you will.


25 posted on 01/26/2013 8:13:18 PM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The mayor of Chicago, literally the murder capital of the USA, is using the government’s illegitimate influence on the banking industry to create financial pressure on perfectly legal manufacturing businesses for political purposes.

It’s the new Washington DC way, brought to you by Chicago.

They aren’t exactly operating undercover anymore, are they?


26 posted on 01/26/2013 8:15:46 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

how bout we call on banks to stop servicing abortion providers and illegal aliens?

seriously if it’s good for libtards, its good for us. now is the time to go toe to toe and blow for blow. they play hardball and we just continue to play t-ball.


27 posted on 01/26/2013 8:22:20 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Rahmbo, why not leave "gun control" to the Feds?

Looks like you've got way more pressing problems right out side your bullet-proof window:
Chicago murder rate sets new record

28 posted on 01/26/2013 8:23:34 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anywhere else in the country, this kind of demand would be called EXTORTION! But in Chicago, it is called standard operating procedure. This kind of behavior is exactly what Obama is doing to the entire country on a national level. Will these banks stand up to this criminal thug weasel and tell him to attend to his own business as mayor, and mind his own beeswax? What kind of leverage does he have to enforce this threat? Is everybody in this country falling into the marxist/communist line? Won’t somebody stand up and not just say no, but HELL NO?!


29 posted on 01/26/2013 8:28:11 PM PST by HotHunt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

that is just wrong, I cannot believe a person of such low caliber is mayor of Chicago


30 posted on 01/26/2013 8:32:49 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cva66snipe

31 posted on 01/26/2013 8:32:59 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: KingNo155
I went to my local store and told them if they sell Wrigley’s gum I will not buy anything from his store, explained the reason why and the store owner agreed to remove the gum from his shelf.

Impressive! He must be a pro-gun guy himself, to ban a product from his store on the request of a single customer.

32 posted on 01/26/2013 8:41:21 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

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34 posted on 01/26/2013 8:44:34 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: dznutz

Chicago is a Chit hole.


35 posted on 01/26/2013 8:53:49 PM PST by healy61
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bastille Day



some would say . . .

36 posted on 01/26/2013 8:56:02 PM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: goodnesswins

Rahm Emauel left the Administration and was placed in Chicago to become Mayor, AND to oversee the national HQ of the Obama campaign, to ensure the Chicago political machine would stay well-oiled, and minimize challenges that would threaten Obama’s carrying Illinois again.SO, to see Emanuel functioning now as a Representative, a Proxy and a remote Surrogate to the Administration’s gun policy is no surprise.
What is surprising is that he was tasked with this level of overreaching, but I guess they think he can get away with it because he’s (technically)not part of the Administration, and thinks he can afford this kind of aggressive strong-arming as the Mayor of a “major” Metropolis.


37 posted on 01/26/2013 9:01:37 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

Yes....I told “friends” (who voted for the “O” the first time) right after the election that I hoped they liked having the mafia in the Whitehouse.....


38 posted on 01/26/2013 9:05:47 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Emmanuel noted that Aurora movie shooter James Holmes used an AR-15,..”

James Holmes is a registered Democrat and worked on an election campaign for Obama.


39 posted on 01/26/2013 9:33:00 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ok... let them have what they want. an existence without firearms.

therefore ALL gun manufacturers, gun supply companies, gun-related accessories companies, gun-related training companies... should IMMEDIATELY stop doing business with the mayor, his office, and their families.

additionally, any other political type anywhere in the country that is taking steps to undermine the 2nd amendment should also be treated similarly.

on top of that, any security related organizations, including police, that utilize any firearms, related accessories, equipment, or training... should also stop working with these politicians. if they do not... then they should be treated similar to the politicians by those in the industry.

just stop doing business with them

let them have their wish


40 posted on 01/26/2013 10:36:40 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are plenty of banks out there, I’m sure some of them will want the business. If all else fails, the gun industry has cash, they can just start their own credit union.


41 posted on 01/26/2013 11:19:39 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They will make moves around us to force thier hand

Conservative rebel rousers step forward


42 posted on 01/27/2013 2:45:51 AM PST by ronnie raygun ( Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t you just see if the entire gun industry and business in this country went fully cash in solidarity against this economic fascism?


43 posted on 01/27/2013 3:00:26 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We can see from The Godfather an emerging, “Obama Democrat” form of economic fascism.

With the banking industry consolidated to a few major, heavily regulated, Fed-dependent institutions, they become the perfect lever to force politically correct positions and actions from enterprise of any scale.

“Economic fascism” BTW is a perfectly accurate and descriptive term for the MO of this crew.


44 posted on 01/27/2013 3:05:15 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The city gub mint of chicago is and quite obviously has been a criminal enterprise for decades.
How about banks stop dealing with this criminal organization???


45 posted on 01/27/2013 3:25:28 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These very same banks who would rule over us were on the receiving end of TARP Bail-Out money, or am I mistaken? Remmember too-big-to-fail?
46 posted on 01/27/2013 4:41:12 AM PST by semaj
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If ever Smith and Wesson, Ruger, Colt or Remington want to start a bank, I will deposit my money there gladly.


47 posted on 01/27/2013 4:53:51 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: patriotsblood

Isn’t it amazing that some Chicago “thug” hasn’t had a stray round go through someone important. No hit and runs. No drug overdoses in a hotel room.

Any betting pool on when the first accidents or suicides of key individuals on their side start showing up?


48 posted on 01/27/2013 5:11:48 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The People need to set up a huge compound to start penning these anti-People politicians up in. Their betrayal is every bit as heinous as a mother drowning her child.


49 posted on 01/27/2013 5:18:13 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: CORedneck
FURE!!!

My first thought was "Führer"...

50 posted on 01/27/2013 6:15:00 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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