Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be the most dangerous Democrat in America.
The freshman Democrat from New York is channeling the Left’s support for socialism into a movement to turn America into another Venezuela.
And she just revealed this awful plan to ban guns in America.
The Second Amendment prevents the government from banning and confiscating firearms.
But the Democrats just view it as an obstacle they need to work around.
That’s why leftists such as Ocasio-Cortez are pressuring banks to cut off lending to gun manufacturers.
Progressive freshmen like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) are joining with veteran lawmakers to try to shame the lenders into taking a stand on some of the country’s most divisive issues: climate change, gun violence and immigration.
The lawmakers are leveraging seats on the powerful House Financial Services Committee and a huge following on social media to confront finance industry executives and discourage them from funding oil pipelines, firearms makers and private prison companies that operate immigration detention centers. Like-minded activist groups are helping amplify the message.
Ocasio-Cortez, who has nearly 3.8 million Twitter followers, received more than 30,000 retweets this week for three posts targeting JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.
“There’s more than one way to skin a cat, and not everything has to be done through legislation explicitly,” Ocasio-Cortez told POLITICO. “We can also use the tools that we have here to pressure change in other ways as well.”
This is a stealth gun ban.
Private companies are free to do what they want.
Liberals are leveraging their ability to create social media and pop culture “shame” campaigns to force banks to stop lending money to gun makers.
Banks refusing to lend to gun manufacturers doesn’t violate any discrimination laws.
And if gun makers can’t finance their production, they will go out of business with no legal recourse for the companies or Second Amendment supporters.
Corporations have a weak point in the American system.
They depend on their “brand” and liberals know if they can make companies think their “brand” will go in the toilet, that companies will eagerly implement liberal policy goals rather than face any risk of losing revenue.
Liberals are executing this playbook online where they pressure social media companies and payment processors to ban conservatives for “hate speech.”
After seeing the success of this playbook, liberals are now using these intimidation tactics to silence one of their most hated foes: gun manufacturers.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.