I’m in the process of cancelling my Citibank card as I write this. It will go into the shredder shortly.
The new policy, announced Thursday, prohibits the sale of firearms to customers who have not passed a background check or who are younger than 21. It also bars the sale of bump stocks and high-capacity magazines. It would apply to clients who offer credit cards backed by Citigroup or borrow money, use banking services or raise capital through the company.
The rules, which the company described as â€œcommon-sense measures,â€ echo similar restrictions established by some major retailers, like Walmart. But they also represent the boldest such move to emerge from the banking sector.
And I just took the “common-sense measure” of shredding my card, after calling and cancelling. They noted I had been a card holder for 27 years, and asked what they did to upset me. I sure as hell told them. I also told them to delete all contact information for me, put me on their “do not market to” list and remove my phone number from their system. You don’t want this cancer spreading? Do what I did. Get Woke, Go Broke.
This was the first credit card I ever held. Got it when I was in college.
Edward Skyler, an executive vice president at Citigroup who helped craft the policy, wrote in a blog post that the companyâ€™s announcement â€œwill invite passion on both sides.â€ But he stressed that the policies are â€œnot centered on an ideological mission to rid the world of firearms.â€
Deputy Mayor under Bloomberg. Time to stop laughing at Bloomberg. He’s starting to win, and he and his rich buddies can basically end us. The only thing we have as a defense is each other, and it’s absolutely imperative right now to keep NRA strong.