Skip to comments.Rand Paul takes another run at Choke Point
Posted on 06/21/2014 9:35:58 AM PDT by PoloSec
Last month, Ed introduced us to Operation Choke Point, the program by which the Justice department is trying to shut down legal operations it just happens not to approve of on moral grounds. As Erika noted a bit later, one attempt at curbing this strong arm tactic already kicked off in the House.
Yesterday, a similar attempt got underway in the Senate, courtesy of Rand Paul. He was specifically attempting to prevent the Feds from using taxpayer funds to punish gun and ammo manufacturers.
Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has filed an amendment aimed at protecting Second Amendment rights by preventing two federal agencies from pulling an end-around on gun and ammunition manufacturers and sellers.
Paul is seeking to amend the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for the 2015 budget to prevent any funds given to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or Department of Justice (DOJ) from targeting gun and ammunition companies.
In Pauls amendment, filed Thursday evening, the FDIC will not be allowed to classify the sale or manufacture of a firearm or ammunition as an activity involving risk.
The amendment, the text of which was obtained by The Daily Caller, also bars the DOJ from discouraging the provision or continuation of credit or the processing of payments by any financial institution to a manufacturer, dealer, or importer of firearms or ammunition, based on the fact that the business is a manufacturer, dealer or importer of firearms or ammunition.
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Hot Air does not need to be excerpted.
I’ve posted from Hot Air many times and never excerpted unless there was a video, I have no clue why I did this time, I guess I need to slow down a bit.
Why do you excerpt when there’s a video?
Good find. Thanks for posting this.
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