The U.S. Department of Justice has halted President Barack Obama’s “Operation Choke Point,” which unfairly targeted those in business the administration didn’t favor, including the firearm industry.
“We share your view that law abiding businesses should not be targeted simply for operating in an industry that a particular administration might disfavor,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen F. Boyd wrote to a congressional committee investigating the affair. “Enforcement decisions should always be made be based on facts and the applicable law.”
Boyd added: “All of the Department’s bank investigations conducted as part of Operation Choke Point are now over. The initiative is no longer in effect, and it will not be undertaken again.”
Operation Choke Point was started in 2013 and involved the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) targeting certain businesses the Obama administration found distasteful.