More government overreach: Bill seeks to influence business firearms policies

Continuing a concerning theme of government overreach, Senate lawmakers this week held a hearing on a bill seeking to influence private business policies relating to firearms.

On March 29, the Senate Insurance and Banking Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 1048 which would essentially bar public entities from entering a contract with a private business that “discriminates against a firearm entity or firearm trade association.”

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry testified against the bill alongside other industry groups.

As some lawmakers have focused this year on increasing regulation on private industry, the Missouri Chamber has struck a consistent message: Let business decide.

Regardless of the intentions behind the legislation, the Missouri Chamber will always stand up against laws that seek to override an employer’s ability to make the right decisions for their business.