Anti-gun zealots have tried bullying banks to force gun control on gun companies. Two banks in Louisiana, Citigroup and Bank of America, caved like styrofoam cups hit by a slug. Surprising to know one who pays attention to how Americans actually feel about their right to keep and bear arms, those banks have lost major business. As the wise Isaac Newton once said, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. It’s science, bitches.
Citigroup and Bank of America had said they would work only with retailers who agreed to new restrictions on gun purchases — rules stricter than what federal law requires.
Louisiana’s bond commission said it wouldn’t tolerate that kind of bullying over a constitutional right and voted 7-6 to block the companies from gaining a piece of the financing for a $600 million highway plan.
The vote was a win for pro-gun advocates looking to make inroads in a debate that is increasingly spilling into the corporate arena, and comes as major service companies and social media giants move to adopt anti-firearms policies.
Ah, free market forces at work. These banks decided to take a hard line against guns. Because being against guns is “common sense exclamation point.” Except most Americans aren’t to the left of Chris Cuomo. Nor are they as stupid. Though I’ve never been to Louisana, from what I hear, the state isn’t exactly a bastion of Michael Moore aficionados. No one there is smoking a hookah stuffed with Pelosi idioms.
Corporations should take a political page to heart: guns are a winning issue… if you’re standing on the right side of the issue. But if you take the side of lecturing people over what guns they should or should not have, be not surprised with you’re facing down the barrel of your bad decisions. America is America largely because of our right to self-preservation and self-protection courtesy of firearms. Google it. Learn from it. Don’t build a business plan which promises to fail.