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    Default Bank of America tells gun manufacturer to find another bank!

    I understand that this is not a hunting thread. Mod, please move to forum that you feel is more appropriate, but this is a story that needs to get out to everyone on this site.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/20/an...-another-bank/


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    Interesting......

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    Bank of America used to be The bank of Italy. They are hardly American. Take every penny you have out of any accounts with them.

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    All those Alaska Airlines miles??!

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    Yep. It's definitely an ethical dilemma to be pondered if you rely on Alaska Airline miles like I do. While I find Bank of America's position to be deplorable and un-American, we all do business with companies that are actively anti-gun without even knowing it. There are times that we know it and just ignore the fact.
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    As long as you pay off your Alaska Airline Card each month, there is no interest charged and you get them to give you free airline miles! So in a way, if everyone had a card and did that, we'd run em out of business! (Not that I'm doing that... but that would be ideal.)
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    B of A bowed to intense public pressure over charging for ATM use, but unfortunately on this one the big media will keep this very quiet. Hopefully we can all help spread this and get sportsmans money out of Bank of America. Balance transfer to pay off those Alaska Airlines CC's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denalihunter View Post
    As long as you pay off your Alaska Airline Card each month, there is no interest charged and you get them to give you free airline miles! So in a way, if everyone had a card and did that, we'd run em out of business! (Not that I'm doing that... but that would be ideal.)
    The merchant/innkeeper also pays a fee to accept the card. Definitely try to keep them paid off though.

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    A major gun industry boycott would be entirely called for. Could you imagine.....midway usa, the nra, ruger, winchester, browning, remington, savage, brownells, all the gun magazines, and all the hunting orgs rallying together to boycott Bank of America?


    This issue isn't even about a "left or right mindset". It's just plain wrong from a common sense/widely accepted mindset.

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    As I said on another website, this is very ironic as I have a "Second Amendment Foundation" Credit card issued by Bank of America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodux View Post
    As I said on another website, this is very ironic as I have a "Second Amendment Foundation" Credit card issued by Bank of America.
    Which SAF no longer lists on their website. I wonder if any of your expenditures are still going to SAF??
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    Quote Originally Posted by denalihunter View Post
    As long as you pay off your Alaska Airline Card each month, there is no interest charged and you get them to give you free airline miles! So in a way, if everyone had a card and did that, we'd run em out of business!
    The card company also makes about 3% on purchases. It would be difficult to run them out of business.
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    Actually, they don't get 3%. Most companies pay an average of 2%, of which the credit card processing company gets a large portion of. Banks make their money off of the big interest charged on cards to people who carry balances from month to month. I'm willing to bet that if everyone paid off their cards every month there would be great difficulty in banks making a profit from credit cards.
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    We accept credit cards also, and I think our charge, though a sweet deal, is 1.5%, or possibly a little less, for visa. Yeah, thier money is made in folks carrying balances month to month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denalihunter View Post
    We accept credit cards also, and I think our charge, though a sweet deal, is 1.5%, or possibly a little less, for visa. Yeah, thier money is made in folks carrying balances month to month.
    Interest and late fees. Given the amount of debt people carry, and the 14 or so percent they charge in interest.

    I once heard a figure about how much the industry made a year in late fees.. It was crazy. Something like 20 billion a year. Some legistlation was passed to curb that a little though.


    Credit card companies don't make much money off of responsible people.. Like most of us hunters/fishers. They make money off of the less responsible people. They don't have much of a need for us.

    Bank of A gave me my first boat loan. Paid it off 10 years early. Glad I did. I'm grateful they took a chance on me though, as was young and didn't make much money. I still own that boat and use it frequently. I use the Alaska Airlines Visa for all my monthly purchases, and pay it in full every month. I'm rethinking it now. Those mileage flights will be tough to give up, given I'm forced to use AA every time I leave my area.

    I've drafted a letter to Alaska Airlines explaining to them the predicament that I'm in. I encourage all AA visa card holders to do same.

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    I was a loyal Alaska Airlines Visa card holder for 15 years then dumped them about 2 years ago and never looked back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKDoug View Post
    Yep. It's definitely an ethical dilemma to be pondered if you rely on Alaska Airline miles like I do. While I find Bank of America's position to be deplorable and un-American, we all do business with companies that are actively anti-gun without even knowing it. There are times that we know it and just ignore the fact.

    Alaska USA has a pretty good Rewards Points system with no Black out dates. You don't get the VIP treatments, nor companion tickets, but you can book with any airlines at any time. IMO, Bank of America will and does find a way to get your money one way of another.

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    I think this is somewhat scary. Imagine banking/credit/lending services being the ones to decide who can and cannot conduct business in this country. McMillan is a legal business. Why bother going the political/legal road to ridding this country of guns. Just get the banks to refuse services to any arms type of business.
    However, the arms industry is large enough that likely, many banking services would want to do business with them.
    Making porn movies and abortion clinics are also legal businesses in this country. Wonder if BoA has any thoughts of the "risk" of doing business with them?
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    There are still a couple gun friendly financial institutions out there.
    http://www.gunmerchantaccount.com/ma...nt_account.php
    http://www.gopai.com/
    http://www.gopai.com/ffl123/
    These aren't banks but tools for merchants to process credit cards. The second link only charges 0.5% and has mobile payments like for gun shows. Maybe you could check into one of these Claude?
    Here's one more site for you. http://friendorfoe.us/ you can put in any zip code and it will bring up a list of gun friendly/unfriendly establishments. I didn't see Alpine Creek Lodge on there...lol.
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