Ammo Dealer Feels Targeted by Obama Administration’s ‘Operation Choke Point’

Kat O’Connor, owner of TomKat Ammunition, was puzzled as to why her Gaithersburg, Maryland business was denied certain services from a bank and suspects the Obama administration’s Operation Choke Point.

“I believe the failure of Congress to enact strict gun control led to this method of starving manufacturers out of business,” O’Connor told TheBlaze. “I also believe this is an unfortunate abuse of power. Sadly, I don’t see how this is any different than a mafia-style shakedown, promising to leave banks and card processors alone if they ‘play along’ by foregoing money from certain industries, regardless of their legal status.”

In her case, O’Conner said she was denied a credit card gateway for customers and an online pay portal even though her business has always complied with federal and state regulations.

“I do not believe this is mere coincidence,” she said. “It would not make good business sense and is counter-intuitive for banks and card processors to drop or deny legitimate business activity on their own, unless it was somehow in their best interest to do so.”

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