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Hey, 2A-Hating Banks: Get Woke, Go Broke With the FIND Act

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U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.); Image courtesy NSSF

“Get woke, go broke.” When political posturing–at the expense of the Constitution–supersedes profit, everyone loses.

You would think that, having seen what rejecting the Second Amendment-guaranteed freedoms of Americans did to soften Dick’s, the nation’s lenders would have figured out that it’s not a great idea. But if you thought that, you thought wrong … banks across the U.S. have been quietly discriminating against the firearms industry while accepting taxpayer funds. It’s one thing for a private organization to elect not to do business with someone; it’s quite another to take their tax dollars in one hand and while issuing them a single-digit salute with the other.  In this great article from the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s inimitable Larry Keane, you’ll learn just what one  brave U.S. Representative is doing about it. Take it away, Larry!

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NSSF WELCOMES REP. BERGMAN’S FIND ACT INTRODUCTION IN CONGRESS


NEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, welcomed the introduction of H.R. 6970, the Firearm Industry Nondiscrimination (FIND) Act, into Congress by U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.). The bill has 55 original co-sponsors. This vital legislation will end the ability of corporate entities from profiting from taxpayer-funded federal contracts while discriminating against a Constitutionally-protected industry at the same time.

“This legislation is critical to ensuring ‘woke’ corporations don’t use their financial might, funded by taxpayers, to deny essential services to the firearm industry,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “Corporations, in particular financial institutions, have been dictating public policies from boardrooms that throttle firearm businesses, which are Constitutionally-protected. This bill will no longer allow those corporations to benefit from taxpayer dollars while at the same time using those funds to deny Americans their Second Amendment rights. We thank Congressman Bergman for his leadership to ensure fairness in business, reasserting Congress’s role in ensuring the federal government isn’t picking winners and losers in the marketplace based on politics and protecting the ability of a lawful industry to compete for services without artificial and agenda-driven barriers.”

Congressman Bergman’s FIND Act doesn’t tell companies with whom they must do business. However, just as companies can chose who they wish to do business with, so can the government when it spends taxpayer money. This bill ensures corporations cannot benefit from contracts and subcontracts funded by taxpayers only to use their financial strength to unfairly discriminate against the firearm industry. For far too long, corporations have engaged in “boardroom gun control” to force firearm businesses to adopt measures that would restrict Americans’ Second Amendment rights. Corporations are free to hold these anti-Second Amendment policies if they choose but would forfeit access to compete for federal contracts.

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed a similar law in Texas in 2021 and similar legislation is being considered in other state capitols. Congressman Bergman’s legislation would bring those same fair business protections to the federal government to ensure corporate entities are not forcing policies that deny American civil liberties through the benefit of taxpayer-funded federal contracts.

16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Russell

    March 17, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    I know this is not a bank, but so is AARP.

  2. Mr.M

    March 17, 2022 at 11:09 am

    The banks that take money from your accounts every month as some fee are the ones who not to do business with. Credit unions are better.

  3. Herb

    March 15, 2022 at 3:00 am

    https://www(dot)foxnews.com/us/us-banks-financial-institutions-severing-ties-gun-industry

    change the (dot) to a .

    I tried to post the actual website but it appears to be blocked.

  4. Herb

    March 15, 2022 at 2:54 am

    I don’t know if this will go through or not but here is an article with some specific banks and credit cart providers that will no longer have anything to do with gun manufactures and some that won’t even all the purchase of guns and some accessories.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/us-banks-financial-institutions-severing-ties-gun-industry

  5. Joseph Szymborski

    March 14, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Try to buy a gun with PayPal… They stopped allowing Gun and gun related purchases.

  6. Native NY'er

    March 14, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    To be honest, the only financial institutions I would do business with is Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA, etc.

  7. Scott Harman

    March 14, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Another click-bait article, EFF YOU. Oooh, banks are conspiring! What banks? This article is crap- informs nothing, answers nothing. Waste of time.

    • Herb

      March 15, 2022 at 2:57 am

      Get your head out in the sunshine. It took me less than a minute to find a link to an article naming banks that are refusing to do business with gun manufactures and sellers.

      You are a lazy idiot of a troll. I vote for the latter.

    • Ashlee

      March 17, 2022 at 10:25 am

      Here is a link all you needed to do is search Google. https://www.larrywillis.com/anti%20gun%20companies.html

    • Flea

      March 17, 2022 at 10:33 am

      Run along puppet. Bad scary guns abound here. Don’t want you to lose your bladder.

  8. Michael

    March 14, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing info! I’m asking similar question as Lawrence. What’s the name of banks, or the ones behind the names so we can block all. Move our funds to people for the peoples! Also Jeffery Harding your last name is same as grandmothers maiden name. God bless!
    Thank you again

  9. GreatGrandpa

    March 14, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Ya’ll seen enough yet? The WHOLE GLOBAL CABAL, demoncRATs and RINOS, ALL SATAN’S DEMON SPAWN MINIONS DESERVE DIRT NAPS. Ya’ll know what needs to be done, Git r Dun! NCSWIC,WWG1WGA, P.A.N.I.C. Let’s Go Brandon, FJB and ALL SATAN’S DEMON SPAWN MINIONS, THEY DESERVE DIRT NAPS. I AM NOT A BOT.

  10. Robert Hess

    March 14, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Way to go General!!

    • MSgt Jeffrey Harding

      March 14, 2022 at 11:56 am

      Leadership by example! That was always the General’s way. Semper Fi

  11. Lawrence

    March 14, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Which banks should we be boycotting!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tommy

      March 14, 2022 at 4:32 pm

      I know Bank of America is anti-gun. Sorry I don’t have a link to any article but that’s my finding over the last few years so I’ve stopped doing business with them.

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