North Georgia gun manufacturer dropped by two banks

The owner of a North Georgia gun manufacturer believes outside interests are working to hinder his company's growth.

Gary Ramey, the president of Honor Defense in Gainesville, said two different financial services companies have now cut ties with his business.

According to Ramey, both companies dropped him from their payment processing services because he sells firearms.

Ramey said that decision has interrupted his business and could cause major damage to other small companies.

Ramey was joined Tuesday by Georgia gubernatorial candidate and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle.

In response to Ramey’s complaints, Cagle called for an expansion of legislation that prohibits financial service companies from excluding gun companies.

On their policy pages, both companies that dropped Ramey do list online and phone-based firearm sales as prohibited.