Firearms industry calls on all ANZ Bank customers to cancel their accounts for stopping on-line firearms trading

Cairns News echoes the call by Shooting Industry Foundation of Australia and gun dealers Australia wide to cancel their ANZ accounts and to urge their customers, families and friends to do likewise.

While few people like the Big Four banks, this time around they have hit a raw nerve in regional areas where buying guns or ammo online is a necessity.

The Australian firearms industry called on all shooters to cancel their ANZ Bank accounts for discriminating against those whose livliehoods depended on firearms.

Roo shooters, farmers, rangers and sport shooters will be affected by having to make long trips to towns to purchase guns and accessories.

A joint venture between ANZ Australia and European payments provider Worldline has cancelled essential banking services for dealers.

Worldline’s CEO Petr Ryska said each merchant application was reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Although reaffirming that this week, a company spokesperson said that when it came to the sale of firearms, they “worked with merchants whose customers purchase weapons in-store, based on appropriate licence and permit checks, as is required by law”.

“Where consumers are looking to buy firearms online, we do not offer ecommerce, mail order or telephone order services for the sale of those items”, she said.

SIFA said that regardless of how a payment was made, every legal firearm transaction in Australia was registered, and must be done so via a licensed firearms dealer to a police-checked firearm license holder, who has the appropriate permits in place.

“By de-platforming our industry, ANZ has ignored Australia’s strong and robust firearms legislative regime that mandates how a firearm transaction takes place,” SIFA CEO James Walsh said.

He added that removing the ability for licensed dealers to accept certain payments by credit card made it harder for businesses to transact with their customers, meaning they would need to source other, often less secure, payment alternatives.

“Regardless of what ANZ purports, this decision is simply a social restraint of trade on a legal and highly regulated industry, as firearms dealers who bank with ANZ will now be unable to take payments from remote customers or have the ability to service any customers who do not live in the local area,” Mr Walsh said.

The NSW dealer said they’d been advised by their local branch to move their business to another banking service, as there was nothing they could do to influence decision-making.

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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 December 2, 2022, in Banks, firearms, General and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. There is no such a thing as “Firearm Industry” in Australia. IPCS and SSAA called on nothing, and no dealers will cancel their accounts.

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  2. Davidd… now that’s a notion and a half. How about a crowd fund campaign to pay for flying lessons for Psycho Dan Andrews. I nominate myself to be treasurer. When the 30 trillion dollars has been collected, which will probably take at least a few days, I’m off to Rio. Oi, out there, any loose moral blondes want to join me?

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  3. No doubt there’ll be no shortage of donors to a crowd funding campaign for the flying lessons. Especially for the high fliers.

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  4. ANZ executives fear that firearm owners will one day get fed up with thefts of account holder’s money and shoot them. Oh, how silly, silly, silly.

    In point of easily surveyable fact, most ANZ account holders intend to throw the CEO and executives off the roofs of their buildings. Call it flying lessons. I have never heard firearms even mentioned.

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  5. This is why we all need to adopt Bitcoin, no banks, no governments can stop people from transacting peer to peer, its a beautiful thing. The EU are shitting their pants because they can’t stop Bitcoin.


  6. Victoria Ferguson

    Plus horse riding, vegetable and herb growing, learning medicinal plants


  7. Your Akismet spam filterer seems to be taking an inordinate time to “approve” my post about this issue.
    I said I have already written to SIFA and giving them my liability video, and explaining that Consumer Law comes into it, as in restraint of trade, etc.
    Why is this so controversial for you spam filterer and why is my post not up?
    this is a political issue, my opinion (based on fact, mind you) is political, and your spam filterer is interfering with my political rights, which is a crime, under the Crimes Act 1914, Section 28.
    You need to see to it that this filterer gets it right-and, after all, who is the judge of what is correct?
    Seems these guys (the filterers) have an agenda and I would like an explanation of why, if my post does not go up, Editor.


  8. Just music to the ears Lyndesy. Ed


  9. We have jiggy-jiggy elections and a United [Communist] Nations CoVID Regime government that is running a standard issue communist genocide with a bioweapon. We have laws that enable school programmes to castrate your children. We have a bio-metric, DNA database control grid shaping up which will simply triangulate and ZOT any sheeple who says or thinks this type of social engineering is NOT a good thing.

    Of course, it is the socially responsible thing for O2 breathers / CO2 expirers, useless eaters and space taker-uppers and carbon footprints to do the right thing and co-operate with our genocide. Let’s save Mother Earth and flatten the human curve.

    Government / Big Corporate relentlessly instructs us: ‘People who own firearms are the baddies who shoot up schools and shopping malls. They are not on mantra and message with the sponsors. They are not singing the happy sheeple song and following the Handlers into the holding pens and through the on-ramp into the abbatoir’.

    In the homeschools all children should be taught boating, camping, hunting and fishing and that includes the responsible use of firearms.

    ABC Song But with Guns

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  10. Wakey, wakey, Sleepy Joes! You’re being done… slowly.

    Governments now controlling our bodies, Twitter and social platforms controlling our thoughts and free speech, banks censoring our activities and businesses … Is there anyone else we can beg to step in and control our lives and fates?

    GO BACK, WRONG WAY! Australia.

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