About a year ago, the Second Amendment community was rocked by news that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) had teamed up with Attorney General Eric Holder to utterly destroy firearms manufacturers and dealers by cutting off all credit and banking relationships with them.
So now, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has introduced legislation to shut the doors of Operation Choke Point — and bar all of the possible escape routes.
Rubio’s bill, S. 477, would defund Operation Choke Point — permanently. It would insure that the FDIC didn’t use “fees” to fund a program which could no longer go on with appropriated funds. And it would prohibit Holder and the FDIC from reestablishing “Choke Point” under another name.
Furthermore, Rubio is committed to not just allow his legislation to lie dormant. He understands that he may have to add the proposal as an amendment to a must-pass bill. This is exactly what we will need to overcome a potential presidential veto.
Rubio’s strategy can become a template for other pro-gun legislation, in addition to putting the Second Amendment community on the offense, rather than simply playing a defensive strategy.