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Citibank Promotes ‘Former’ Violent Crack Dealer and ‘Gun Criminal’ while Imposing Restrictions on Law-Abiding

Citibank Promotes 'Former' Violent Crack Dealer and 'Gun Criminal' while Imposing Restrictions on Law-Abiding
It all depends on which values are in Citi’s financial interests to promote.

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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David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (, and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.


  1. That is an amazing amount of hypocrisy from citibank. The ceo is also making 23 million a year. Do you want to bet his security does not have assault weapons or extended mags?

  2. Cool, citi bank wants to tell me what I can purchase, I have no problem telling citi bank what bills they will no longer collect on. Once stature of limitations runs out I can rebuild, but let’s see them get out of bankruptcy without another taxpayer funded bailout. I’ve paid this company one penny too many, no more. Go ahead and go after my credit, I am going dark and don’t need it anyhow

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  4. This is why President Trump is so hated. He is clearly committed to turning us Right-side-up again. The criminals were gods…are criminals again.

  5. I have been a Citibank commercial and individual customer since 1994. I will not support a business that is hostile to my Constitutional rights. Accordingly, I will be closing my remaining personal accounts and paying off my mortgage held by their commercial division. I shall never do business with them again. Interestingly, they have no way to contact corporate by e-mail. I’ll warrant they no longer wish to hear from customers who are leaving them.

  6. Stopped using their card a long time ago and once I get my current down low enough with them I will be switching my dept to a local credit union.

  7. I find it impossible that anyone or any business would endorse or support gutter filth like that punk J-Z or that anti American dirty leg Beyonce. A fine example of how far our country has fallen in recent years…..8 years of Bozo has quite obviously done more damage than can ever be repaired….left quite a foot print didn’t he ?…….and he’s not finished yet. I’m sure that everyone realizes that there is a major confrontation on the horizon !….be prepared.

  8. Thank goodness I don’t have any accounts or cards with Citibank. If I did, I would have to add several new projects (just moved one of my dad’s accounts from Capital One-Robotic this week).

    And WF had best not get on this track because a lot of business and family money will be pulled out of it if it does, and that’s just one family. It sounds like they have an idea what would happen if they pulled this anti-American nonsense.

  9. As an appraiser in Las Vegas,I can attest to the fact that Citi is the worst lender out there. Bar none.
    Incompetent, ill informed and generally stupid people work there.
    Paid them off 2 years ago.

  10. Citi Bank has the highest interest rates of all banks in the continental United States, and Jay Z suck, so in my view they have a lot in common.

  11. Does anyone know of a good credit card I use it for my business and pay it off at the end of the month ? I had the NRA Visa and just dumped that one. The FirstBank of Ohmaha stuck it up the NRA members A-s due to the media hype.

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