Air Date: July 23, 2014
Host: Vic Eliason
Guest: Alan Gottlieb
Alan Gottlieb is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. He has authored 20 books including ‘Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd’, ‘Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating Up the Constitution’ and ‘Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns’. He is also the publisher of ‘TheGunMag.com’ and ‘The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report’.
Alan informed listeners of yet another attempt to ‘put the squeeze’ on gun owners and the gun industry. The Department of Justice is said to be working in conjunction with the FDIC, the Federal Trade Commission and other federal agencies to shut down certain types of businesses in what’s known as Operation Choke Point.
This operation is being overseen by Attorney General Eric Holder who exercises the arbitrary discretion to interfere with relationships between banks and their clients. The government is issuing Civil Investigative Demands (CID’s) that require banks to turn over information regarding business practices, consumer behavior, transaction data and proprietary business information. Alan believes this kind of activity attempts to treat the gun industry like the porn industry or some other illegal enterprise.
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