BERGMAN BILL PROHIBITS TAXPAYER-FUNDED DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE FIREARM INDUSTRY
Washington, January 12, 2023
This week, Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01), alongside seventy-three of his colleagues, introduced the Firearm Industry Non-Discrimination (FIND) Act – a bill to fight back against “boardroom gun control” and protect our Second Amendment rights.
Large financial institutions and other corporations, many of whom benefit from federal contracts, have increasingly adopted policies designed to hurt the domestic firearm industry – from forcing restrictions on the products they can sell, to outright refusing to provide basic services. These policies have, in effect, restricted access to legal firearms well beyond the democratically-established firearm laws at the state and federal levels.
“This legislation is critical to ensuring ‘woke’ corporations don’t use their financial might, funded by taxpayers, to deny essential services to the firearm industry,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “Corporations, in particular financial institutions, have been dictating public policies from boardrooms that throttle firearm businesses, which are Constitutionally protected. This bill will no longer allow those corporations to benefit from taxpayer dollars while at the same time using those funds to deny Americans their Second Amendment rights. We thank Congressman Bergman for his leadership to ensure fairness in business, reasserting Congress’s role in ensuring the federal government isn’t picking winners and losers in the marketplace based on politics, and protecting the ability of a lawful industry to compete for services without artificial and agenda-driven barriers.”
“The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) applauds Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Rep. Bergman for introducing the FIND Act," said CSF President and CEO Jeff Crane. "This legislation seeks to ensure that lawful manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and other entities associated with firearms and ammunition are not inappropriately discriminated against solely based on the type of business they are involved in.”
Current cosponsors include Representatives Kat Cammack (FL), Richard Hudson (NC), Warren Davidson (OH), Dan Crenshaw (TX), Elise Stefanik (NY), Dan Bishop (NC), Dan Newhouse (WA), Guy Reschenthaler (PA), Jeff Duncan (SC), Jake LaTurner (KS), Brad Finstad (MN), Ken Buck (CO), Scott Perry (PA), John Joyce (PA), Rob Wittman (VA), Jeff Van Drew (NJ), August Pfluger (TX), Claudia Tenney (NY), Pete Sessions (TX), Rick Crawford (AR), Garret Graves (LA), Ralph Norman (SC), Jake Ellzey (TX), Ronny Jackson (TX), Diana Harshbarger (TN), John Moolenaar (MI), Randy Feenstra (IA), Tim Walberg (MI), Buddy Carter (GA), Burgess Owens (UT), Bill Huizenga (MI), Michael Cloud (TX), Michael Guest (MS), Andy Biggs (AZ), Mike Bost (IL), Alex Mooney (WV), Randy Weber (TX), Austin Scott (GA), Andrew Clyde (GA), Mike Kelly (PA), Troy Nehls (TX), Brian Babin (TX), Chuck Fleischmann (TN), Stephanie Bice (OK), Trent Kelly (MS), Neal Dunn (FL), Michelle Fishbach (MN), Carol Miller (WV), Greg Steube (FL), Lance Gooden (TX), Lisa McClain (MI), Blake Moore (UT), Bob Latta (OH), Barry Moore (AL), James Comer (KY), Pat Fallon (TX), Glenn Grothman (WI), Darrell Issa (CA), Andy Harris (MD), Ben Cline (VA), Brian Mast (FL), Andy Barr (KY), Lauren Boebert (CO), Larry Bucshon (IN), George Santos (NY), Eli Crane (AZ), Mike Ezell (MS), Tracey Mann (KS), Jim Baird (IN), Monica De La Cruz (TX), Doug LaMalfa (CA), Russell Fry (SC), Scott Franklin (FL)
You can read the full bill text here.