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Say NO to Bank of America

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by uban77, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. uban77

    uban77 Maui, HI. Luck favors the prepared.

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    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

    McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group
    International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12

    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

    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 abusiness' political position, I cannot, in good conscience support them.We will soon no longer be accepting Bank of America credit cards as paymentfor our products.I am fine with you re-posting it. . . . . . . . Thank for your support.Kelly D. McMillanDirector of OperationsMcMillan Group International, LLC623-582-9635<tel:623-582-9635>1638 W Knudsen DrPhoenix , Arizona 85027McMillan Integrity-Global Vision

    If you don’t pass this on, you are part of the problem!
  2. Cooliorz

    Cooliorz Portland, Oregon New Member

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    There's nothing good that comes out of Bank of America. Credit Unions are a much better choice.
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  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    This occurred almost a year ago? Covered here in depth.
  4. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same. I think somebody needs to learn to use the search feature.
  5. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    I stopped doing business with them over a decade ago, they are by far the worst of the big banks.
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  6. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    Same here, only I bailed from them even earlier than that. Absolutely worthless as a small business lender, and pretty bad even for the ordinary checking account holder.

    I hear they are even worse now!
  7. rocky3

    rocky3 oregon coast Active Member

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    When the bail-outs occurred we move our account to a community bank. Much better service and no hidden agenda.
  8. Fisher Bill

    Fisher Bill Tigard Member

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    Fire your big bank
  9. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The story is more than a year old, and I'm not sure it wasn't the work of some local rogues.
    My holster company, D&D Gunleather, banks with BofA and so far, so good.
  10. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    Dave, I am happy for D&D if it is working for them. B of A did everything wrong in dealing with my small business. They couldn't seem to make a decision about a loan which caused us to miss an important opportunity. After that we left for a community bank, and the business flourished. Enough said.
  11. tiggers97

    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    I left about 15 years ago. I still remember it COSTING money to talk to a live teller and close my account.
  12. DireWolf

    DireWolf Oregon Active Member

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    Nothing like a year old good chain e-mail to get things rolling.
  13. Dan1477

    Dan1477 Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    And yet I'm sure BoA would have been fine with it if it was McMillan brewing company. What about all of the drunk driving every year? BoA won't do business because of the rare crimes committed with his products?

    BoA is shooting itself in the foot :laugh: