WTH!!?? Citigroup To Enforce Gun Control On Its Banking Customers

Wow. It appears at least some in the banking industry are deciding to regulate gun control measures across the nation as outlined via a report from ZERO HEDGE:

Citigroup Enforces Gun Control Restrictions On Customers

…The new policy, announced Thursday, prohibits the sale of firearms to customers who have not passed a background check or who are younger than 21. It also bars the sale of bump stocks and high-capacity magazines. It would apply to clients who offer credit cards backed by Citigroup or borrow money, use banking services or raise capital through the company.
The rules, which the company described as “common-sense measures,” echo similar restrictions established by some major retailers, like Walmart. But they also represent the boldest such move to emerge from the banking sector.

Citigroup’s gun policy has “been a while coming,” its chief executive, Michael L. Corbat, told The New York Times Thursday.
Mr. Corbat, who called himself “an avid outdoorsman and responsible gun owner,” acknowledged that “some will find our policy too strict while others will find it too lenient.”

“We don’t pretend that these answers are perfect, but as we looked at the things we thought we could influence, we felt that, working with our clients, we could make a difference,” he said.

“Banks serve a societal purpose – we believe our investors want us to do this and be responsible corporate citizens.”

If business customers decline Citigroup’s restrictions, the bank said it would work with them to “transition their business away.”

As Krieger so eloquently concluded previously, there simply isn’t overwhelming national support for more gun control. As such, if the mega banks that wrecked the economy a decade ago and consumed massive bailouts to survive, decided to use their power to shadow legislate it will not go over well. I can promise you that much.

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Following the 2008 financial crisis, Citigroup took the single highest amount of government-funded bailout funds – nearly a half-trillion dollars. Likely a great many of those taxpayers who helped fund that bailout (against their will) were/are gun owners. Regardless of one’s views regarding gun control/gun rights, this sets a disturbing precedent as massive international financial institutions with the power to directly harm private (small) business and consumers, are moving to police/punish the actions of U.S. citizens.


 

Statistician Supported Gun Control. Now She Says It’s A Lie. Check Out Why.

It’s a brief and yet immensely truthful and informative discussion on the gun rights vs gun control discussion that the Establishment Media and Chicken Little politicians refuse to have.

Check it out via Reason.com:

A Statistician Reconsiders Her Support for Gun Control After Looking at the Data

If only politicians were so open to contradiction by reality.

With so many people insisting that the Las Vegas massacre confirms what they’ve always thought about gun control, it is refreshing to hear from someone who changed her mind on the subject after considering the evidence. “My colleagues and I at FiveThirtyEight spent three months analyzing all 33,000 lives ended by guns each year in the United States,” Leah Libresco, a statistician who used to work for the data journalism site, writes in The Washington Post. “We looked at what interventions might have saved those people, and the case for the policies I’d lobbied for crumbled when I examined the evidence.”

Regarding the much-touted gun control laws of Britain and Australia, Libresco found that “neither nation experienced drops in mass shootings or other gun-related crime that could be attributed to their buybacks and bans.” Looking into bans on so-called assault weapons, she concluded that the category is an arbitrary construct with little practical significance.

What about the silencers that Hillary Clinton thinks could have raised the death toll in Las Vegas if they had been used there? “In real life,” Libresco writes, “silencers limit hearing damage for shooters but don’t make gunfire dangerously quiet. An AR-15 with a silencer is about as loud as a jackhammer.”

Libresco notes that “two-thirds of gun deaths in the United States every year are suicides,” and “almost no proposed restriction would make it meaningfully harder for people with guns on hand to use them.” But she argues that “older men, who make up the largest share of gun suicides, need better access to people who could care for them and get them help.” She also recommends targeted measures aimed at protecting women from domestic violence and preventing deadly disputes among young men.

“A reduction in gun deaths is most likely to come from finding smaller chances for victories and expanding those solutions as much as possible,” Libresco concludes. “We save lives by focusing on a range of tactics to protect the different kinds of potential victims and reforming potential killers, not from sweeping bans focused on the guns themselves.”

Libresco says she still does not endorse gun ownership, “but I can’t endorse policies whose only selling point is that gun owners hate them.” The distinction seems to be lost on politicians like Clinton, who define good policy as whatever the NRA doesn’t want.

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