classic saying of the death economy: “gun’s don’t kill people – people do”

well…. yes even more if you give them easy access to illegal weapons from war zones.

this (obviously) illegal black market arms dealer is accepting bitcoins and promises you to ship weapons that are obviously used to kill people.

Glock Ges.m.b.H. (trademarked as GLOCK) is a weapons manufacturer headquartered in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria

Number of employees:1,196 (2013)

(src: wikipedia.org)

Glock 17 was accepted into service with the Norwegian and Swedish armed forces, surpassing all prior NATO durability standards.[19] As a result, the Glock 17 became a standard NATO-classified sidearm and was granted a NATO stock number (1005-25-133-6775).[19] By 1992, some 350,000 pistols had been sold in more than 45 countries, including 250,000 in the United States alone.[17]

(src: wikipedia.org)

i don’t know about you but – i don’t feel safer now that those weapons have been brought into circulation by wars just to be resold on the black market by the Russian mafia.

STOP WARS! STOP WEAPONS TRADING MAFIA!

BANKS have a massive responsibility here to not financially war, private armies and support weapons manufacturers around the world.

Since the Parkland shooting, corporations with financial ties to the NRA have been subjected to intense scrutiny.

On February 24, one bank came forward to say it’s reconsidering its own relationship to gun manufacturers. (src: thinkprogress.org)

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these banks finance weapons manufacturer:

Bank of America

Bank of America has provided lines of credit to Vista Outdoor, Sturm Ruger, and Remington. The bank recently renewed a line of credit with a $40 million maximum to Sturm Ruger until June 15, 2018. It is also financing Remington, the maker of the Bushmaster XM-15 used in Sandy Hook, as the company prepares to file for bankruptcy.

On February 24, a spokesperson for the bank said that it is engaging “the limited number of clients we have that manufacture assault weapons for non-military use to understand what they can contribute to this shared responsibility.” On February 26, a Bank of America representative declined to comment on the bank’s next steps.

Bank of Montreal

Bank of Montreal has provided a line of credit to Vista Outdoor, the maker of the rifle Adam Lanza used to murder his mother before he shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Branch Bank & Trust (BB&T)

BB&T has provided lines of credit to Vista Outdoor and Sig Sauer, as well as a a revolving $78 million line of credit to Smith & Wesson (through its parent company American Outdoor Brands Corp). Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Capital One

Capital One has provided a line of credit to Vista Outdoor. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Citizens Financial Group

Citizens has provided a line of credit to Sig Sauer. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase has provided a line of credit to Vista Outdoor. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Morgan Stanley Bank

Morgan Stanley has provided a line of credit to Vista Outdoor. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

MUFG Bank

MUFG Bank, formerly known as Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UHJ, has provided a line of credit to Vista Outdoor. A representative declined to comment Monday.

Northern Trust Company

Northern Trust has provided a line of credit to Vista Outdoor. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

People’s United Bank

People’s United Bank has provided lines of credit to Vista Outdoor and Sig Sauer, as well as a $36 million revolving line of credit to Smith & Wesson. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Regions Bank

Regions has provided lines of credit to Vista Outdoor and Sig Sauer, as well as a $78 million revolving line of credit to Smith & Wesson. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Stifel Bank & Trust

Stifel has provided a line of credit to Vista Outdoor. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

TD Bank

TD has provided a line of credit to Sig Sauer and a revolving $78 million line of credit to Smith & Wesson. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank has provided a line of credit to Vista Outdoor. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo has provided a line of credit to Vista Outdoor and a revolving $78 million line of credit to Smith & Wesson.

src: thinkprogress.org

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