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You can also check out a description of the event on McMillan’s facebook page – HERE

Bank Of America’s official statement:

While we cannot discuss the details of any individual client we work with, we can assure you the allegations being made here are completely false. Bank of America does not have a policy that prohibits us from banking with clients in this industry. In fact, we have numerous, longstanding customers in the industry.

We are also extremely proud of our support of the US military and reject any assertion to the contrary. We count as clients many companies that provide for our nation’s defense. We employ thousands of veterans, Guardsmen, and Reservists, and plan to increase our hiring this year.

George W. Smith
Commercial Bank Executive

Ugh… so they are denying they told McMillan to take a hike?  Fishy.  I highly doubt McMillan would make something like that up considering the legal ramifications of such accusations.

If you’re not familiar with McMillan, make sure to check them out.  They have a lot of nice products.

When I was looking for an accountant and a lawyer a couple years ago, I had a few similar experiences.  I found it surprising, because I always figured as a “professional” it was standard to keep your personal beliefs separate from your company’s business.  *shrug* I guess the economy is so good people can turn down business.  I maybe should have made a bigger deal out if it than I did, but I really don’t like wasting my time on people or companies that have twisted agendas and/or beliefs.

Thoughts? Anyone else have a similar experience?

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Weapons control systems are designed to detect and deny entry to unauthorized people carrying weapons into secure areas.

From NovaComm, one of the leading manufactures of these systems:

The access control system consists of a bullet resistant aluminum frame enclosed by bullet resistant glass, and a bullet resistive ceiling. The frame is divided into two separate compartments: one for entry and one for exit. Passage through each compartment is controlled by a set of two intercommunicating doors. Entry doors and exit doors are totally separate systems. Control of the doors is achieved through the use of exit devices, magnetic locks, infrared sensors, and a metal detector.

NovaComm’s Access Control Vestibule can distinguish between magnetic, non-magnetic and mixed alloys weapons.

More info on their website – HERE

One of my blog followers, Israel, sent me the following pictures from his local bank (University Credit Union) in Miami, FL:

And a closeup of the sign:

Israel, who is a concealed weapons permit (CWP) holder is not impressed with this recent “upgrade”, and decided to write the bank president a letter (viewable here).

My guess is that systems like these are a fairly good deterrent to crime.  But at what cost?

The reality is that just because “metal” guns and weapons are not allowed in the bank, doesn’t mean there are not countless other ways for a criminal to wreak havoc inside of a bank. Composite knives, bats, knunchucks, chemical weapons, leather whips, a pool ball in a sock … the Glock 7 (I kid about that one)

I know the bank is considered private property, and we all have the choice whether or not we want to deal with places like this. The easiest thing to do I suppose is just switch banks if you don’t like their policies.  It’s too bad it has to come to that sometime in order to stay safe.

Thanks Israel!

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I talked about the bank in Chappell Hill, TX back at the start of September. Looks like CNN decided to pick up the story:

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Not the kind of sign you would expect to see on a bank:

Very refreshing.

It’s from the window of the Chappell Hill Bank in Chappel Hill Texas.  Judging by the pictures rotating on their main page, it looks like a really neat old place.

Source – GunFreeZone

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Trying to scrounge up some funds for that new death star I imagine.

Full Story – HERE

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Looks like it could be enjoyable. I’m always down for a good bank robbery movie.. I just hope the love story doesn’t get in the way.

Some pretty nice guns in the trailer!

Release Date – September 10th, 2010

IMDB page – HERE

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