Louisiana Denies Citibank, Bank of America $600 Million Over Gun Control Push
August 16 2018
Louisiana officials denied two of America’s largest banks an opportunity to be involved in a project worth hundreds of millions of dollars on Thursday because of their decision to align with left-wing activists and the Democratic party in pushing for gun control.
“The State Bond Commission refused to allow Citigroup and Bank of America to work as underwriters on the interstate highway financing deal,” The Virginia Pilot reported.
The effort, led by two Republicans — Attorney General Jeff Landry and Treasurer John Schroder — came in response to decisions from both banks to enact “policies restricting gun sales and manufacturing by their commercial customers.”
Lousiana government officials made it clear that they would not tolerate bullying tactics intended to harm American’s Second Amendment rights after far-left activists pushed heavily for gun control earlier this year.
“You’re in the banking business,” Republican Rep. Blake Miguez told the banks. “Why have you all decided to enter the policymaking business?”
“I personally believe the policies of these banks are an infringement on the rights of Louisiana citizens,” Schroder said. "As a veteran and former member of law enforcement, I take the Second Amendment very seriously.
"If you have zero respect for the U.S. Constitution, then you don’t need to do business with the state of Louisiana,” Sen. John N. Kennedy (R-LA) said from Washington, D.C.