A gun store owner who was targeted by Operation Chokepoint says Donald Trump is the best pro-gun candidate in the presidential race.
“I think Donald Trump is what this country needs to get forward,” Mike Schuetz of Hawkins Guns told Infowars reporter Rob Dew. “Last year I was victimized by the current administration through their use of Operation Chokepoint.”
Under the operation, the U.S. Department of Justice has been pressuring banks to refuse service to businesses the DOJ is targeting politically, such as gun stores, by coercing financial institutions to close the bank and merchant accounts associated with these businesses, which Infowars brought to the public’s attention in 2014.
“This is a classic example of criminal racketeering,” Alex Jones said about Operation Chokepoint. “[Then-AG] Holder is shutting down businesses just like the Nazis targeted the assets and later the companies of Jews in the 1930’s.”
“The DoJ has been caught shipping guns to drug dealers, terrorists and gang members in Mexico under Fast and Furious, yet Holder is targeting legitimate, lawful gun shops. This is completely outside of the law and resembles the behavior of a dictatorship.”
Other businesses targeted by Operation Chokepoint included dating services, purveyors of drug paraphernalia and pornography distributors.
“I went to Washington, D.C., and my hope with that was someone would be held accountable for their behavior with using our banking system to tear apart industries that they don’t like,” Schuetz said. “I didn’t see that happen: I saw a lot of dog and pony shows and empty promises that our leaders would be held accountable.”
To this day, no one has been held accountable, he added.
“I don’t really see a Democrat vs. Republican situation in this country anymore: [what] you have the establishment and you have the People, and it’s time for the People to stand.”