Bank of America announced it will not lend money to some gun makers just weeks after Citigroup announced that it will not do business with retailers unless they restrict gun sales. Powerful companies like BofA and Citigroup can make sweeping changes to America without a single political vote being cast. Political activists lobby big companies in secret. You might not even know it’s happening, yet it can affect your life immensely, as much as any federal law. Ideological differences are punished in the marketplace.
Tech billionaire and venture capitalist, Tim Draper, has gathered enough votes to trigger a referendum on splitting California into three separate states that include Northern California, which would include San Francisco and Sacramento; Southern California, including San Diego, San Bernardino, and the Mojave Desert; and California, a sliver of coastline taking in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. California has almost 40 million residents, and a GDP of $2.75 trillion.
Sixteen Republican congressmen are asking the General Services Administration (GSA) to reevaluate a contract with Citibank to facilitate $700 billion in payment transactions as a result of the the financial institution’s anti-Second Amendment policies. Last month, Citibank announced that companies using Citibank financial services are required to restrict the sale of firearms for individuals under 21 years of age and stop selling “bump stocks or high-capacity magazines.