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McMillan Firearms Manufacturing given the boot by Bank of America
Facebook ^ | 20 Apr 2012 | Kelly D McMillan

Posted on 04/20/2012 11:27:59 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze

McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years. Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market 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 possible 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 what 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 bear 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 www.mcmillanusa.com


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: banglist
Confirmed:Bank of America does not want the business of the gun community
1 posted on 04/20/2012 11:28:04 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Unfortunately I cannot drop them, I don’t have them as my bank.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 11:30:19 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
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3 posted on 04/20/2012 11:31:57 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I’ll pass this along to my friends in the Canadian Forces who depend on the McMillan .50 as their sniper rifle of choice.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 11:33:08 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

We stopped doing business with those scoundrels back in the late seventies... nothing to do with this issue, but, with their total incompetence in all our financial dealings.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 11:33:13 AM PDT by JDoutrider (Impeach! Incarcerate! Deport!)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Bank of America which should be more aptly named Bank of Insolvency lost our business awhile ago. They will soon be gone as they are insolvent and only still around because they are being propped up by the Federal Reserve. Why anyone would continue to bank with them is beyond me.


6 posted on 04/20/2012 11:34:59 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JDoutrider

Why pay their fees and deal with a “too big to deal with the little guy” bank when there are community banks and credit unions. And I worked for BofA before it was bought out by NCNB. Total change of culture there since the purchase.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 11:37:02 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I’ve never considered them before, and most certainly will never consider them today.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 11:38:33 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sgt_Schultze

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.


Three cheers for McMillan Group!


9 posted on 04/20/2012 11:39:26 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Georgia Girl 2

They will not be gone, as they are “too big to fail”. If anything, they’ll get a bailout.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 11:45:16 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Bank of America is that bank that gave credit cards AND bank accounts to illegal aliens. Avoid them at all costs. They’re a disgrace to the name America.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 11:45:36 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I always pay my AMEX to zero but have a balance on my Alaska Airlines BofA Visa. I’m switching that policy and will cancel the card. We’ve pretty much used all the miles anyway. And we’ve been wanting to dump Alaska for their overtly homosexual friendly policy anyway.


12 posted on 04/20/2012 11:46:10 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: EEGator

Firearms makers are the new “Juden”.

These Juden shoot back.

America is becoming the “Warsaw Ghetto”.

FUBoA.


13 posted on 04/20/2012 11:49:09 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: JDoutrider
"We stopped doing business with those scoundrels."

I did too and my blood pressure went way down. They were and still are one royal pain to deal with.
Glad to know others had problems with them too.
Who was it that said: "A banker is someone who will loan you an umbrella when the sun is shinning, then demand it back when it rains."
That fits BOA to a "T"

14 posted on 04/20/2012 11:49:26 AM PDT by DeaconRed (To The GOP- You don't care about what I think -So I'll just sit right here and drink. . .)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Mine is backordered...
Seemingly due to a shipment recently diverty to Juarez, MX.
...by the driver!


15 posted on 04/20/2012 11:51:20 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
We will soon no longer be accepting Bank of America credit cards as payment for our products.

Hit 'em where it hurts.

16 posted on 04/20/2012 11:51:32 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: EEGator

I think next time around there will not be any bailout money left. They will hopefully be allowed to slip under th waves.


17 posted on 04/20/2012 11:51:53 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Mine is backordered...
Seemingly due to a shipment recently diverted to Juarez, MX.
...by the driver!


18 posted on 04/20/2012 11:52:16 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
I'm not sure they want anybody's business. My one recent dealing with them was trying to cash a check written by a local businessman on his BOA account (at that branch), which they wouldn't do because I didn't have an account with them!
19 posted on 04/20/2012 11:55:31 AM PDT by Grut
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To: Lurker

I wonder whether that policy will violate the card services agreement with Visa International and their payment processor.


20 posted on 04/20/2012 11:55:46 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I sent this to the NRA.


21 posted on 04/20/2012 11:59:34 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Mouton
I did have the satisfaction of giving them the heave-ho (and telling them precisely why), but it was over their coddling of illegals. Good riddance to bad trash...
22 posted on 04/20/2012 11:59:46 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Mouton

My Credit Union just this month moved my Credit Card from a Card Servicer to Bank of America. I just received a new card w/BA as the new owner of my CC.
I am now writing a check and canceling BA!
Never liked them and will never deal w/ them.-——
I talked to the CU and they informed me that I could get a CC from them that was theirs and not with a Servicer or any other organization.
The REP. had no answer as to why I was not told of this option before I was swapped.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 12:02:00 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Good I will withdraw my money from BoA and get another institution. Screw these SOB’s this is the last straw with me.


24 posted on 04/20/2012 12:02:58 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Lurker

Dropped em in 08 when they backed the Dali’bama for prez.

Fook em an their bank !

I need a new McBro’s supermatch stock fer my M1A anyways....

Stay safe...


25 posted on 04/20/2012 12:21:49 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos
I need a new McBro’s supermatch stock fer my M1A anyways....

Wish I could afford one of them. But the Tiger Birch one I got from Fred's is awful pretty.

26 posted on 04/20/2012 12:23:11 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: thethirddegree

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 being notified 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.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 12:26:54 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: DarthVader

I hope McMillan’s gets it out to everyone who owns a gun. There are a lot of us. By the way, McMillan is the premier synthetic stock manufacturer, and unless something has changed sold a ton of them to .gov.


28 posted on 04/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: Puppage
When I went into the local branch here in No. Va. to close our accounts (because of the increased fees) I was literally the only customer there who spoke English as a first language, and there was only one employee who spoke English without a heavy Spanish, South Asian or East Asian accent.

"Bank of Amigos" is an apt nickname here.

29 posted on 04/20/2012 12:34:37 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I have a B of A credit card that I use a lot for business because i get air miles. I will transfer that account to another credit card company, for miles, and finally be done with B of A. Maybe I’ll buy another shotgun with the card first, before I transfer my account.


30 posted on 04/20/2012 12:36:51 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: nobamanomore

They posted it on their Facebook page. When ever the lefties hit we need to hit them back three times as hard and show no mercy. I mean like to return a punch with 6 massive blows from a baseball bat. This is the only language a bully understands.


31 posted on 04/20/2012 12:38:23 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Lurker

TRW built rifle.... Just need the supermatch to boost the McBros for crapping in BOA’s hat.... And of course the cool factor.

Freds has some great stuff as well. Thanks for the reminder to check his site too.

Stay safe Marine !


32 posted on 04/20/2012 12:39:59 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Lurker
Wish I could afford one of them. But the Tiger Birch one I got from Fred's is awful pretty.

I got this one from Fred:

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USGI walnut, and just gorgeous. The rifle is an M-14NM built up on a M-14 parts kit from the CMP by 7.62MM Firearms. I love it!

33 posted on 04/20/2012 12:46:36 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I have an AOPA Credit Card with BA that I only use for aviation fuel and related operation and maintenance requirements. I will now cancel that BA card, cash in my points, and use my USAA Master Card for AVGAS. That was easy.


34 posted on 04/20/2012 1:12:07 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I remember the day when almost all banks were local, even in the 10th largest city in the nation.

I knew the President, as my banker; he knew me and my business. We both knew that our business relationship was a partnership based on trust and mutual profit.

Then the locally owned bank was sold to the first in a string of national banks and soon every time I walked in there was a new young V-P that was ‘handling my account’ and I had to try to educate him about my business before he/she was transferred to another bank location.

Those were the days, my friends, I thought they’d never end...


35 posted on 04/20/2012 1:18:01 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Toss in the fact that BoA can no longer do residential mortgages and they are goners.

We had a Boa mortgage but we just ref-fi’d and BoA is gone.


36 posted on 04/20/2012 1:47:08 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it ain't Newt, we're screwt !)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Will check this out. If true, they lose my business. Sure hope somebody can find firearms friendly banks and post a list, but I fear they’re all in hiding. While working at BB&T I lost a customer because they posted a sign prohibiting firearms inside the bank. One of my customers had a habit of making large cash deposits and legally carried a concealed weapon. Bank would not make an exception for people legally carrying firearms so he left. Like many other issues, we either stand up and be heard or be quiet when a right is lost. If I close my account, a copy of this article will be given to the branch manager. Suggest others do the same.


37 posted on 04/20/2012 2:28:52 PM PDT by Boomer One
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To: Georgia Girl 2

You can always print more money.


38 posted on 04/20/2012 2:33:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Works for me. Doing business with the Cabelas card has been a wonderful experience. The staff is friendly, and getting points is a bonus. BOA took a bailout; so did GM. I will not conduct business with them ever again.


39 posted on 04/23/2012 5:20:25 AM PDT by toolman1401
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