VERIFIED AS TRUE: Bank of America Refused to Do Business with Phoenix Gun Mfgr McMillan in April of 2012

If you have received the email copied below, and wondered if it was true, IT IS!

I know this, because I telephoned the McMillan company this morning, June 10, 2013, and verified it with the lady who answered. Beyond the almost comical irony of a bank with the word AMERICA in its name "firing" a client because they manufacture guns, the implications of this story are serious: It is a clear example of crony capitalism when a giant corporation collaborates with an oversized government to deny rights to citizens. Freedom cannot exist when such relationships are widespread.

Here is the content of the email, which was originated by the McMillan company:

From the Owners of McMillan Mfg in Phoenix, Arizona

McMillan Mfg in Phoenix, Arizona, was contacted by Bank of America and
informed that they will no longer be allowed to use their services ( Bank of
America ) because they are in the firearms business and support the second
amendment.

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 (Bank of America) 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 has 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 left for him to say.

I think it is important 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 cannot, in good conscience support them.

We will soon no longer be accepting Bank of America credit cards as payment for our products. I am fine with you re-posting it. . . . . . . . Thank for your support.

Kelly D. McMillan
Director of Operations
McMillan Group International, LLC
623-582-9635
1638 W Knudsen Dr
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
McMillan Integrity-Global Vision

 

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