Citibank Promotes ‘Former’ Violent Crack Dealer and ‘Gun Criminal’ while Imposing Restrictions on Law-Abiding
A recent “tweet” by Citibank promotes using its credit card to purchase tickets for “entertainers” Jay-Z’s and Beyonce’s OTR II tour.
“Oh ok i get it Citi promotes these entertainers that show GUNS, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, REAL RACISM, VIOLENCE AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE DEVIL in their videos but will NOT allow cardholders to buy guns,” Twitter user “Slowride” tweeted in reply. “CITIBANK just signed their own death warrant. #boycottciti.”
He’s referring, of course, to Citibank’s unwarranted attack on gun owners and the firearms industry by requiring businesses to discriminate against gun to lawful customers under 21, and barring the sale of so-called “bump stocks” and standard capacity magazines. Further, the global banking giant signaled its intent to drag manufacturers into its citizen disarmament schemes.
It’s a part of a wider wishful call being explored and exploited by gun grabbers to have the financial industry regulate where government has not — and antitrust laws against collusion apparently be damned if “progressives” who enacted them in the first place have their way. This revival of credit restrictions is a continuation of discriminatory practices that began years ago, when credit card reader companies like The Square started forbidding ““payments in connection with … sales of firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury.”
For their parts, Bank of America is “reaching out to clients that manufacture assault weapons for non-military use ‘to understand what they can contribute to this shared responsibility,’” and Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan tried to straddle both sides of the issue.
“I don’t know if banks or credit card companies or any other financial institution should be the arbiter of what an American can buy,” he offered, rather than flat-out admitting of course they shouldn’t.
Citgroup, though, especially chafes, and particularly after being bailed out by “the government” to the tune of $15 billion. What better way to thank Americans than by attacking the rights of the law-abiding?
There are reasons why some of us who have our firearms purchases choices denied by corporate parasites find Citibank’s promotion of Jay-Z so hypocritical:
“Before making it big, Jay-Z was a crack dealer in Brooklyn at the age of 13 … When he was 12, he shot his 16-year-old brother and he stabbed a record producer in December 1999. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for the assault. Jay was even shot three times while growing up.”
At least nowadays there’s no need for Jay-Z to take matters into his own hands. His “heavily armed” bodyguards can protect him and his family everywhere, even in places you can’t even bring, let alone carry your gun, like New York City.
“Ordinary” Citibank customers and low-level employees are another story…
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