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Bank of America to McMillan Rifles: 'Drop dead'
The Truth About Guns ^ | 4/20/12 | Zimmerman

Posted on 04/20/2012 12:28:36 PM PDT by pabianice

[UPDATE: In an email late this evening, Ryan McMillan has confirmed the validity of this story.]

When the Bank of America was founded back in 1904, no one ever thought that it would one day truly be the Bank of America. As in (partially) government owned. Just like Government Motors, Chrysler, the entire student loan industry and more, the federal government’s insatiable grasping tentacles are woven throughout one of the world’s largest commercial bank and brokerage operations. And as has always been true, if you take the king’s shilling, you’re damned well going to do his bidding. The folks at McMillan found out recently that means some kinds of business are no longer wanted . . .

From McMillan’s Facebook page via reddit:

Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Marlet Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking came to my office. He scheduled the meeting as an “account analysis” meeting in order to evaluate the two lines of credit we have with them. He spent 5 minutes talking about how McMillan has changed in the last 5 years and have become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories. At this point I interrupted him and asked “Can I possibly save you some time so that you don’t waste your breath? What you are going to tell me is that because we are in the firearms manufacturing business you no longer want my business.” “That is correct” he says. I replied “That is okay, we will move our accounts as soon as possible. We can find a 2nd Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business. You won’t mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone one I know that BofA is not firearms industry friendly?” “You have to do what you must” he said. “So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right?” Mr Fox confirmed that it was. At which point I told him that the meeting was over and there was nothing let for him to say.

I think it is import for all Americans who believe in and support our 2nd amendment right to keep and bare arms should know when a business does not support these rights. What you do with that knowledge is up to you. When I don’t agree with a business’ political position I can not in good conscience support them. We will soon no longer be accepting Bank of America credit cards as payment for our products. Kelly D. McMillan Director of Operations McMillan Group International, LLC 623-582-9635 1638 W Knudsen Dr Phoenix, Arizona 85027 McMillan Integrity-Global Vision www.mcmillanusa.com


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I just canceled my BOA line of credit and tossed the credit card in the shredder.
1 posted on 04/20/2012 12:28:40 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Good I just called up BoA and read the riot act to the Customer Service rep and told him that I was going to cancel all of my accounts and never do business with them again. I also told him that the NRA was notified (it has) and that they could lose millions of customers too. I also told him to pass my comments up to the CEO and thank Mr. Fox.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 12:31:08 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: pabianice

Let them know why.


3 posted on 04/20/2012 12:31:30 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: pabianice

I just emailed a link to this post to a buddy who has several hundred thousand with BofA. It will be out of there by the end of next week...


4 posted on 04/20/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: DarthVader

“I also told him to pass my comments up to the CEO and thank Mr. Fox.”

Why should they care? They’ll just get another bailout.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 12:37:26 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
FWIW, my wife and I scrapped our BofA accounts years ago, although for different reasons. Namely, their service sucked.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

6 posted on 04/20/2012 12:38:10 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: TexasRepublic
It's important to note that today's Bank of America is not the original Bank of America, based in San Francisco. The current user of the name bought this bank, along with several others over a decade ago.

The original BoA was an old line western US facility that also cleared the checks for overseas military families in the post WW II era.

7 posted on 04/20/2012 12:40:05 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: PetroniusMaximus

I’m dying of emphysema and have 2 credit card accounts with B of A, time to max them out and another at Capital one where I already have.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 12:50:17 PM PDT by BornFreeDie-N-Debt
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To: PetroniusMaximus

I’m dying of emphysema and have 2 credit card accounts with B of A, time to max them out and another at Capital one where I already have.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 12:50:29 PM PDT by BornFreeDie-N-Debt
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To: PetroniusMaximus

“Why should they care? They’ll just get another bailout.”

Not this time they won’t We gun owners are gonna hurt em bad this time.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 12:51:11 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: pabianice
Thanks for the heads up. I'm talking about a logging business that is way in the black and has all it's accounts with B of A. All of these accounts will be out of there by the end of next week. We will be spreading the word through fliers that will be included in the envelopes with paychecks and to our competitors. Those who work in the woods all have family and friends who work in the lumber mills and they will be getting the word too.

Monday I will finally break down and send in the funds for a lifetime membership with the NRA. All due to a butthead named Fox. I thanked the bank for clearing up that they are truly unamerican and anti constitution. Hopefully their CEO will get the note I personally sent to him.

I did mention that he is such a huge A-hole that he could stick the whole mess where the sun doesn't shine and will still have room to spare.

11 posted on 04/20/2012 12:52:00 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Bank of America merged with Nations Bank. Nations leadership took over running the bank which kept the name of BOA. They did not last too long and were replaced. My wife worked for BOA for 32 years. After 32 years, they called up every person in the section she worked in, in 7 offices around the country, and told them they were done in 2 weeks. Thanks. 85% of the people laid off were over age 55. My wife at least got to retire and got a one year buy out salary. Some did not get either of those. The ones that took the 1 year buy out had to sign a document saying they would not sue for age discrimination. If they refused to sign, no buy out and you got canned anyway and if you wanted to sue, do it and take your chances. She took the retirement and money and got a new job. She actually started with another bank, Seattle First National, known as SeaFirst. BOA bought it and let SeaFirst keep their name until that merger with Nations. Then all became BOA. They really changed the bank after BOA and Nations bought SeaFirst. My wife hated the BOA/Nations bunch. We were actually glad she got bought out. Finally we both just retired and moved out of the Peoples Republic of WA State. Happy to be home in Alabama.
12 posted on 04/20/2012 12:53:24 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: pabianice

Corporations like Bank of Amererica, General Electric, and others that are run by the likes of James Taggart need to do the marketplace a big favor.

Shrivel up and die!


13 posted on 04/20/2012 1:03:18 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: pabianice

Before long, it won’t be just BofA doing this. Say goodbye to America the free.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT by bgill
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To: pabianice
"I think it is import for all Americans who believe in and support our 2nd amendment right to keep and bare arms should know when a business does not support these rights. What you do with that knowledge is up to you. When I don’t agree with a business’ political position I can not in good conscience support them. We will soon no longer be accepting Bank of America credit cards as payment for our products. Kelly D. McMillan Director of Operations McMillan Group International, LLC 623-582-9635 1638 W Knudsen Dr Phoenix, Arizona 85027 McMillan Integrity-Global Vision www.mcmillanusa.com "

I assume this is up on their website? This guy needs someone to let him know that it's "keep and bear arms".

15 posted on 04/20/2012 1:14:04 PM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a known "safety risk" shooting with you.)
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To: Joe Brower

Their service is the PITS! I had a car loan through them a few years ago. Never again. They were rude regardless of the reason for a call or visit, and there was so much garbage to sort through that when I finally wanted to close my loan savings account, I had to wait over half an hour just to withdrawal the remaining $30.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 1:20:09 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: pabianice

Hmmm...Be nice to have posts from anyone with experience with other banks that are pulling the same anti-American crap.


17 posted on 04/20/2012 1:26:56 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: BornFreeDie-N-Debt

God bless you.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 1:30:15 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: pabianice

I have a 60K plus credit card with BOA. I use it occasionally. I would love to cancel it but would need to find another 60K plus card. I imagine that would be difficult in this market.


19 posted on 04/20/2012 1:35:07 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: pabianice
McMillan
20 posted on 04/20/2012 1:42:08 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: RetiredArmy

I have no friends — none — that are over 55 and have not been laid-off from their long-time jobs and replaced with workers who cost the company less. If there is another special interest group that needs forming, it’s us: Over 55 and Screwed Out of Our Jobs. Where’s OUR bailout??


21 posted on 04/20/2012 1:43:27 PM PDT by pabianice (ame with)
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To: pabianice

“Keep and bare arms”

How about Keep and BEAR arms? Just a bit of error that bugs me.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 1:46:38 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: oldenuff2no

There are over 600,000 HUNTERS in Wisconain alone.
This should be passed on to all the e-mails of those hunter organizations, IMO.

I would surely like to have gun & ammo stores also collectively refuse to honor Bank of America credit cards.

The only way to get to some of these people is in their pocketbooks, IMO.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 1:50:11 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Chickensoup

I guess principal does have a price


24 posted on 04/20/2012 2:02:46 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: All

Anyone know a decent, reputable bank that would refi a mfg. home? I have been trying to get out of the BoA loan for some time.


25 posted on 04/20/2012 2:03:21 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: rarestia

Never, ever take any IT subcontracting jobs for BofA and their pet crook hiring front partners called the Roelker Group and Net-Tech Consultants. I regret my time with them.
Endless horror stories and Dilbert fodder.

They are cheap, lazy, whiny, lying, and those are the good qualities.

I don’t deal with BofA myself. I am a Wells Fargo (fwiw & not nuts about them either) and a couple credit unions (such as they are) person.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: pabianice

My timing was perfect then: I moved my business and personal accounts from BOA four weeks ago. My business account normally would incur 300 to 375 checking transations per month and maintained a balance in the mid six figures. BOA can go to hell.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 2:18:45 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be poite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: ridesthemiles

Howza about “Keep and Arm Bears”????


28 posted on 04/20/2012 2:21:59 PM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: pabianice

Besides obama, bankamigo is the crookedest bunch of thieves in the country. I quit them years ago when they would sent out my credit card statement too late for be to get my payment in without penalties.


29 posted on 04/20/2012 2:24:36 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: Joe Brower
Dang! I wish I still banked with them so I could dump them again.   Schwab Bank, baby!
30 posted on 04/20/2012 2:28:27 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Chickensoup

I am guessing what you would have to do is lower the credit limit on the B of A card first. Apply for another card then drop the B of A card. Personally, I would spread out that credit limit on several different cards.


31 posted on 04/20/2012 4:03:41 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: pabianice

I dropped the liberal tards back in 1999 when they threw their support for Clinton.


32 posted on 04/20/2012 4:14:47 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: pabianice

“I have no friends — none — that are over 55 and have not been laid-off from their long-time jobs and replaced with workers who cost the company less.”

Our economy is adjusting to “the new normal”; imagine how much less employees cost if they don’t put those miserable children on the insurance plan? Imagine how much easier it is to pay someone who will probably never have a mortgage or a (planned) child?

I know a lot of people around 45 that have lost their jobs, and they are in the same boat.

Obama will never win the upcoming election; everyone in these horror stories has parents, children, siblings, spouses, friends, etc. There is no way there are enough people watching their futures disappear that will support this Bolshevik.


33 posted on 04/20/2012 4:15:14 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: pabianice

I never had an account with them anyway.


34 posted on 04/20/2012 4:41:09 PM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: All

I quit doing business with BofA years ago. I actively avoid programs and financing that uses them.

They were the ones that issued Visa cards in California to illegal aliens who didn’t need to show a SSN to get credit. I’d like to get credit extended without having to show my SSN, wouldn’t you?

BofA may be too big to fail, but I wish they would.


35 posted on 04/20/2012 4:45:43 PM PDT by RacerXSpeedRacer (Conservative principals and values - pray for our future.)
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To: pabianice

EFI, LLC will no longer accept Bank of America cards nor will we accept any money transfers from BoA.

Drop dead BoA.


36 posted on 04/20/2012 5:15:11 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: kearnyirish2

Notice though, nobody in his own party is challenging, so by that alone I know the fix is in. Do you really think the Communist party (and by that, I mean all of them both official and quiet) won’t use every trick they know of to get Obama reelected?

Why else would nobody under the Democrat label run for President, unless they already had the win in the bag?


37 posted on 04/20/2012 5:21:40 PM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: pabianice
All banks are alike. Citi-Bank did it some time ago. I remember the old Bank Of Boulder offering a CD for like 17 years to mature. You put up 2 + grand and immediately you get your choice of a huge Weatherby Hunting Package all equipment included optics and all. Then in 17 years you get all your money BACK! Awesome. About 20 years ago, I finally was able to afford it and called them. The customer service person was actually embarrassed about the entire decades long promotion! Disdainful. Don't kid yourself, bankers are not and never have been your friend. I'd be interested in any pro Second Amendment bank with branches in Miami FL. But they'd have to be really pro gun and not just lip service to pick off disgruntled BOA customers. They all do that, too.
38 posted on 04/20/2012 8:09:08 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: wastedyears

>Why else would nobody under the Democrat label run for President, unless they already had the win in the bag?

The name of that bag is Romney.
I honestly believe that a Romney presidency would be worse than a second Obama presidency; because there would be a sense of ‘accomplishment’ with changing the president people will be more inclined to let things slide... in other words, there will be even less resistance to the contraconstitutional policies and “laws”* that we have now.

* Strictly speaking, these laws are invalid and void and would be considered as “never having existed” (according to past USSC writings). However, we must come to grips that the Judiciary is NOT our friend; it has turned its allegiance from the Constitution to “Precedent” and forsake us all with its embrace of Stare Decis.


39 posted on 04/20/2012 8:11:51 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: pabianice

Closing our account on Monday.


40 posted on 04/21/2012 6:53:39 AM PDT by kempster (HIPPO)
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To: DarthVader
Good I just called up BoA and read the riot act to the Customer Service rep and told him that I was going to cancel all of my accounts and never do business with them again. I also told him that the NRA was notified (it has) and that they could lose millions of customers too. I also told him to pass my comments up to the CEO and thank Mr. Fox.

You just yelled at a 20 yr old kid making $9.00 working in a call center. Dumbass.

Also, your comments will not get to the CEO.

41 posted on 04/21/2012 9:47:44 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: EVO X

I have several different cards. I have no balance on any of them. This is just in case stuff, if I see something that works, I can access easy quick monies.


42 posted on 04/21/2012 1:51:13 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: paul51

I guess principal does have a price

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It sure does.


43 posted on 04/21/2012 1:51:56 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: pabianice
I have no friends — none — that are over 55 and have not been laid-off from their long-time jobs and replaced with workers who cost the company less. If there is another special interest group that needs forming, it’s us: Over 55 and Screwed Out of Our Jobs. Where’s OUR bailout??

We have to make sure our young people understand that the world has changed - that jobs are an apprenticeship for real life - i.e., running their own businesses - and that by age 40 they had better be ready to leave the corporate nest and fly on their own. To most employers these days, a 55-year-old "employee" is about the equivalent of a 30-year-old high school student who still lives at home with his parents.

44 posted on 04/21/2012 2:02:32 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

>> “The original BoA was an old line western US facility that also cleared the checks for overseas military families in the post WW II era.” <<

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It was originally called the Bank of Italy.
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45 posted on 04/21/2012 2:12:50 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: editor-surveyor

No kiddin ?


46 posted on 04/21/2012 3:07:02 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

No kidding.


47 posted on 04/21/2012 7:11:10 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: pabianice; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ...
I just canceled my BOA line of credit and tossed the credit card in the shredder.

My one credit card account with BOA is done with a phone call. Hope many others will do the same.
48 posted on 04/21/2012 7:54:51 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: TexasRepublic; Lockbox; LocoAardvark; Logan's Nana; logocentric; lohrkearmstrong; lokii; ...

Texas Freeper ping.

BOA needs to hear from all of us!


49 posted on 04/21/2012 7:59:53 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: piytar; RepublitarianRoger2; Finntann; 2Hot4You; ironwill; Truthseer; babykell; Eleutherius; ...

Colorado ping to all the 2nd Amendment patriots!


50 posted on 04/21/2012 8:13:18 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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