National Australia Bank dislikes firearms and closes account of licensed gun dealer

from Beaudesert Times

A BOONAH business owner is furious after being notified that the National Australia Bank no longer wants to handle her account.

Smiffy’s Guns & Ammo, which says it has been trading in Boonah for several years without incident, received a letter from the bank dated January 29 informing them that the bank had chosen to cease providing them with banking services as a result of reviews into “the risks associated with providing banking services to customers involved in certain industries”.

NAB was contacted but would not go into any detail about what the risks might be.

Nab and Grab doesn’t want your business if you own a gun. What about the hundreds of millions of dollars the NAB allegedly launders every year for the world-wide child sex-trafficking trade? Has it closed any of their accounts?

“We don’t discuss the details of individual customers’ banking,” a NAB spokesperson said.

“When making decisions about the banking services we provide, NAB considers a number of factors including legislative requirements, our risk appetite and the materiality of environmental, social and governance issues.”

Owner Anita Smith said she was “gobsmacked” by the decision, which has forced her to find an inconvenient workaround to make certain deposits into the business account and created more headaches she does not need as a local business owner.

Ms Smith said she only opened the letter last month.

“I saw it when I was going through my monthly statements,” she said.

“They had given me 45 days until my account would be closed.”

Ms Smith said she was so shocked by the move, she posted a comment on Facebook which gained traction when it was shared to the Aussie Reviews page.

“It did get a reaction and last time I checked it had been shared 359 times,” she said.

Smiffy’s Guns & Ammo chose NAB about 18 months ago as they were one of the few banks with a physical branch in Boonah, and Ms Smith said they had never had any issues with the bank or its staff before.

“We can’t use a local bank because of what business we are, yet we can legally operate in the town just as they can. It’s ridiculous,” she said.

She said she shouldn’t have to resort to workarounds to make business deposits and was not at all happy with her highly regulated and secure business being deemed a banking risk when that clearly wasn’t true.

“I am making a formal complaint to NAB about this. It’s totally unacceptable,” she said.

Shooters Union Australia president Graham Park slammed NAB’s decision, calling it abhorrent virtue-signalling which directly harmed rural communities, made it harder for farmers to protect their crops, and penalised people taking part in a popular, safe, and highly regulated sport.

“There are literally millions of law-abiding firearms users in Australia, all of whom have undergone extensive background checks to get their licences,” he said.

“Gun dealers are subject to even further checks, security requirements, and safety standards -there is no risk whatsoever in providing gun shops with merchant banking facilities.”

Editor: Cairnsnews recommends closing your account with the Nab and Grab if you own a firearm or you don’t like human trafficking.

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on March 17, 2020, in Gun Control Australia, guns, National Australia Bank and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. So the government is going to outlaw cash – then the banks will be in complete control – if you question vaccines, believe you are entitled to a defensive weapon or just don’t want to live is a global totalitarian dictatorship – they – a criminal corporate parasites – will be able to deny you access to basic services – yes – this IS the plan.. welcome to communism..


  2. Peter Lockwood

    Thats DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE….NEXT it will be your ” Political views”……
    this is horrific this business did NOT brake the Law!!!!!!
    How much has this been in the Media?
    I have to try and leave the Socialist Country.
    She should try and sue…………Ooops………would cost millions…………
    thanks ED for this story!!


  3. Banksters . Gangsters . Traitors ! they make fake “money” out of the air!


  4. I would suggest Smiffys let the public know what bank accepts their business, and all liceced gun owners who can change their account to this firm, The SSAA should also join in the change also.


  5. As I have commented elsewhere on Cairns News, when the “despicable society” reaches “plague proportions”, the last thing THEY want is a population which is armed. This is just another plank of the party line.


  6. Close your account with NAB. They forget they use guns to protect their business.


  7. I think you will find it is not illegal – they are doing this all over… This is why we MUST retain cash!!!!


  8. Peter Lockwood

    I put this story on youtube comments………Communist press…….thank God we still have news outlets like C News.Thanks ED !!


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