The latest in the line of companies caving to the anti-2nd Amendment crowd’s demands on guns is Citi Bank, who released a statement today:

Here it is summed up by Stephen Gutowski:

Hey, who doesn’t want their credit card negatively judging them while being prevented from doing something that’s perfectly legal? *Eye roll*

And, like Dick’s Sporting Goods, that could backfire on Citi:

Here’s part of the company’s statement:

Today, our CEO announced Citi is instituting a new U.S. Commercial Firearms Policy. It is not centered on an ideological mission to rid the world of firearms. That is not what we seek. There are millions of Americans who use firearms for recreational and other legitimate purposes, and we respect their Constitutional right to do so.

But we want to do our part as a company to prevent firearms from getting into the wrong hands. So our new policy centers around current firearms sales best practices that will guide those we do business with as a firm.

Under this new policy, we will require new retail sector clients or partners to adhere to these best practices: (1) they don’t sell firearms to someone who hasn’t passed a background check, (2) they restrict the sale of firearms for individuals under 21 years of age, and (3) they don’t sell bump stocks or high-capacity magazines. This policy will apply across the firm, including to small business, commercial and institutional clients, as well as credit card partners, whether co-brand or private label. It doesn’t impact the ability of consumers to use their Citi cards at merchants of their choice.

We know our clients also care about these issues and we have begun to engage with them in the hope that they will adopt these best practices over the coming months. If they opt not to, we will respect their decision and work with them to transition their business away from Citi.

It’s a good thing Citi’s prepared for backlash, because it sounds like they’re going to get some.

Oh, and one more thing:

That must be how Citi says “thank you” to law-abiding, 2nd Amendment-supporting taxpayers.