Kudos to states defending 2nd Amendment

Monday, February 15, 2016
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Second Amendment (gun + flag)A gun-rights organization is encouraging Congress and state legislatures to stop President Obama's efforts to destroy the firearms industry by cutting off all credit and banking relationships with them.

A growing number of gun-related businesses have complained they are being discriminated against by banks and credit card processing companies. Now the National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched an effort in several Republican-led legislatures over the past year seeking to restrict discrimination by financial institutions. In fact, lawmakers in Georgia, Kansas, Alabama, and Missouri are considering legislation to respond to "Operation Choke Point," the effort started by the Justice Department in 2013.

"It arises from the president's animus against firearms makers," argues Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. "In fact, he said not too long ago he wants to make firearms more expensive and more difficult to get – and Operation Choke Point was part of that."

Gun Owners of AmericaPratt shares that he's pleased states are fighting back. "We are encouraging every state to pass legislation to protect really an industry that is constitutionally protected," he says, adding: "These are people who are selling a legal, constitutionally protected product."

The GOA spokesman says Congress has been involved in this issue as well, and that his organization is supportive of any and all efforts aimed at rescinding Operation Choke Point, which Pratt contends is being used by the president to destroy the Second Amendment.

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Can grassroots conservatives sympathize with Sanders' supporters deceived by the DNC?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Last charge dropped in Planned Parenthood video case
Islamic State claims attack that killed priest during Mass
German officials vow more checking of migrants after attacks
Sanders urges fans to rally behind Clinton as DNC heats up
Mom: Warning didn't keep slain son safe at Florida nightclub

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Crisis averted: Philadelphia removed Mississippi flag ahead of DNC. I'm sure you can guess why
University: Speeches can be too 'risky' to allow
The National Bolshevik Association
Philadelphia's disgusting DNC double standard on alcohol
To Hillary, black VOTES matter

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Jeffress on Trump: Evangelicals desire electability

Pastor Jeffress with Donald TrumpA high-profile Southern Baptist pastor says evangelicals "by the droves" are flocking to support billionaire Donald Trump because polls indicate there's not much support nationally for a born-again Christian to be elected – and electability, says the pastor, should now take center stage.