As news of the Department of Justice’s “Operation Choke Point” continues to come out, the starting point for everything remains a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) assessment lumping together firearm and ammunition sales with pornography and tobacco as “high risk.”
According to the FDIC’s “Supervisory Insights–Summer 2011,” the list of “merchant categories that have been associated with high-risk activity include” things like “ammunition sales,” “firearm sales,” “pornography,” “racist materials,” and “tobacco sales,” among others.
Banks doing business with these and other “high-risk” businesses have been subsequently targeted by the DOJ.
On May 19 Breitbart News reported that gun store owners in particular are finding their assets frozen or their banking relations severed altogether via the DOJ’s economic war on guns, which is being carried out behind the scenes.
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