by Frank Holmes reporter
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s far-left proposals have been winning media coverage and setting the Democratic Party’s agenda for months—but she has another plan she’s keeping close to the vest.
Ocasio-Cortez has a secret plot to end gun ownership nationwide — and the fact that you haven’t heard of it proves just how cagey she’s gotten.
No, Ocasio-Cortez isn’t trying to amend the Constitution.
She isn’t trying to ban certain makes or models of guns.
In fact, she isn’t introducing any law or bill of any kind.
That’s smart. There are an estimated 393.3 million guns in private hands in the U.S., and there’s no way they’ll just turn them over.
Instead, Ocasio-Cortez has hidden her unconstitutional gun grab with a sneaky end-run around the Second Amendment.
“There’s more than one way to skin a cat, and not everything has to be done through legislation explicitly,” Cortez told Politico. “We can also use the tools that we have here to pressure change in other ways as well.”
Ocasio-Cortez and other far-left Democrats in the House are trying to erase the constitutional right to keep and bear arms through the back door: They’re pressuring banks not to do business with gun manufacturers or sellers.
Politico reports that Cortez is trying to use her seat “on the powerful House Financial Services Committee” to “discourage” banks “from funding oil pipelines, firearms makers and private prison companies that operate immigration detention centers.”
After all, if no banker will let gun makers like Smith & Wesson do business…that means it will have to shut down, and people can’t purchase firearms.
It doesn’t matter if there’s a “right” on paper if people can’t exercise it.
She’s already gone after the banks in public, telling them to sign on with the radical leftist agenda or else!
The Democratic Socialist ripped Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan a new one during congressional hearings last month for allegedly funding immigration facilities guilty of “the caging of children.”
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And coincidentally, fellow New York Democrat Carolyn Maloney used the exact same tactics, on the same man, just days earlier.
Sloan said that all the groups he banked with have to “follow the laws and regulations that are in place on a local and a state and a national level”–but the Democrats want banks to go way beyond the law.
They want them to overturn the Constitution by throwing law-abiding businesses under the bus…and it may be working.
Cortez bragged on Twitter that Wells Fargo and JPMorgan “announced that they will no longer fund private prisons” thanks to “organizing people & public pressure.”
What Ocasio-Cortez called “economic activism”—like “pressuring business re: assault rifles”—really “works,” she tweeted.
“Banks are acutely sensitive about their reputations because they are in a business acutely susceptible… if consumers vote with their wallets.”
Economic activism (ex: the fossil fuel divestment mvmt we saw at Standing Rock, and pressuring business re: assault rifles) works. https://t.co/RLm32Oio5k
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 23, 2019
So, she and the Democrats keep crawling beneath the shadows, using their banking connections to chip at the Second Amendment one store at a time.
Former President Barack Obama had a similar scheme to squeeze the Constitution into submission through a secret government program called Operation Choke Point.
The Obama administration pressured banks and payment processors “to sever ties with businesses that were completely lawful but that offended anti-gun sensibilities,” the NRA reports. “These included members of the gun industry.”
The FDIC leaned on banks by saying that any bank doing business with gun manufacturers would be part of a “high risk” industry. And “banks servicing high-risk customers through payment processors would incur additional regulatory compliance burdens.”
That means the feds will be breathing down their necks every minute, checking every single transaction and making their lives miserable.
Better just to cut the gun manufacturers loose, right?
Obama’s officials denied this—but documents released last year by Republican Congressmen Sean Duffy and Blaine Luetkemeyer showed their denials were a bald-faced lie.
Now Cortez hopes she can succeed where Obama failed.
Democrats blame shootings on the guns that are used, not the people doing the shooting.
“We can prevent these things from happening, and I think that we should,” the mentally challenged congresswoman from the Bronx told the media.
Cortez may have another reason for wanting to take guns out of Americans’ hands: She’s a socialist, and she knows the only way out of a socialist hellhole is by shooting your way out.
Armed people won’t go to the Gulag.
The Founding Fathers gave us the Second Amendment to protect every other freedom. All our liberties stand or fall together.
Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”