Trump Cuts Operation Choke Point Which Targeted Gun Dealers

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It is well known that the previous Presidential administration was hostile towards gun ownership, and, in an effort to curb legal gun ownership, they targeted gun dealers as one of their focuses in Operation Choke Point.

If you’re not familiar with Operation Choke Point, Republicans characterized it this way:

“Operation Choke Point was an Obama Administration initiative that destroyed legitimate businesses to which that Administration was ideologically opposed (e.g., firearms dealers) by intimidating financial institutions into denying banking services to those businesses.”

In layman’s terms, Operation Choke Point tried to make it difficult for legitimate businesses (like gun dealers) to run their business. If you have a business and cannot borrow money, it can make it difficult to grow your business when you have the opportunity or to weather lean periods in your business. Or, if you are regularly being investigated by the Justice Department because they say that your “type” of business is more likely to be used for money laundering, how many businesses will want to work with you? It makes it difficult to run your business even though you are following the law.

Fortunately, our current administration has a more real-world understanding of gun ownership and has discontinued Operation Chokepoint. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said,

All of the Department’s bank investigations conducted as part of Operation Chokepoint are now over, the initiative is no longer in effect, and it will not be undertaken again.

Fox News quoted House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. and other Republican lawmakers:

The Obama Administration created this ill-advised program to suffocate legitimate businesses to which it was ideologically opposed by intimidating financial institutions into denying banking services to those businesses. … By ending Operation Choke Point, the Trump Justice Department has restored the Department’s responsibility to pursue lawbreakers, not legitimate businesses.

Now, with this unfair targeting of legal businesses over, hopefully, gun dealers can grow their businesses toward profitability as they want.

8 COMMENTS

  1. It figures that homosexual would name the program “choke point”. Probably got the name while choking on Larry Sinclair’s member.

  2. Score another victory for American gun owners. After many years of the Obama Regime selling weapons to Mexican drug dealers, and after the death of TWO American Law Enforcement Officials, Officer Zapta and Officer Terry, this operations sole intent was to point the finger at legal Gun Dealers in America, supplying arms illegally to straw buyers that wound up in the hands of these Mexican criminals. This operation was fully endorsed by the higher ups at the B.T.F. and if not for same brave career Officers turned whistle blowers, we would never have know about this crime by the Obama InJustice Dept. You’ll recall that Att. Gen. Eric Himmler Holder was held in contempt of Congress when he refused to tell the truth and provided the requested information. These tactics were the hallmark of the criminal Obama Regime, as we have seen, multiple refusals to provide information, the destruction of information and the out right lies and obfuscation to prevent the investigations and justice served.

  3. Score another victory for American gun owners. The Obama Regime, created the failed gambit, Fast and Furious, in an effort to tar legal American Gun Dealers with supplying weapons to Mexican Drug Lords via Straw sales. This had the full support of Eric Himmler Holder’s InJustice Dept, and the participation of the higher ups at the B.A.T.F. Despite TWO American Law Enforcement Officers being murdered by these Holder/BATF weapons, Officer Brian Terry and Officer Emile Zapata, and countless innocent Mexicans, the Obama Regime and the InJustice Dept came through unscathed. If not for the bravery of career Officers in the B.A.T.F. who came forward to expose this criminal activity by the BATF, we would have never know, and the Obama Regime would have imposed more draconian gun laws, based on a LIE.

  4. Obama was a useless POS the whole 8 years he was POTUS. he and his liberal thug buddies did their best to ruin our country. if his female counterpart had been elected, she would have finished the job. we sure dodged a mother of all bombs when Pres. Trump beat her bloomers off and won.

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