Arizona: Senate Committee Hearing Bill ~ Prevent Discrimination Against Gun Industry

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Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Next Tuesday, March 29, at 9 a.m., the Senate Appropriations Committee will hear House Bill 2473, legislation to discourage banks from discriminating against the firearm industry.

Please use the Request to Speak application (RTS) on the Arizona State Legislature website to ask them to SUPPORT HB 2473. RTS is the most efficient and effective way to contact committee members regarding Second Amendment legislation. It is imperative that you create an account and continue utilizing this tool throughout the 2022 legislative session.

House Bill 2473 prohibits public entities from entering into contracts worth $100,000 or greater with businesses unless they certify that they do not discriminate against firearm businesses. Anti-gun banks and their executives have expressed interest in denying services to the firearm industry as a way to further their political agenda and impose gun control by making such business impossible when legislatures won’t bend to their will. Banks should evaluate firearm businesses like any other business and consider financial risk, rather than ideology, in their decisions on providing services. This ensures that Arizona taxpayer money does not go to such businesses.

Again, please use the Request to Speak application (RTS) on the Arizona State Legislature website to ask the committee to SUPPORT HB 2473.

For years, NSSF® members engaged in the lawful commerce of firearm and ammunition have experienced discrimination by financial institutions simply because of the type of business they were in. In these cases, their refusal to provide goods and services resulted in a higher cost of doing business and increased prices for consumers who were simply exercising their Second Amendment Rights. Our members have reported facing discrimination from internet search engines, payment processors, social media companies, insurance companies and other service providers not covered by the FDIC.

While the firearm industry respects the right of financial institutions and other service providers to make business decisions based on objective criteria, it is unacceptable to discriminate against businesses simply because they are engaged in the lawful commerce of firearms and ammunition, a heavily regulated activity protected by the Second Amendment.

Contact your state senator and ask them to support House Bill 2473. You can look up the contact information for your state senator by clicking here.


About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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