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Florida Legislative Update: Bill to Stop ‘Woke’ Banking Heads to Governor
House Bill 3 Approved by the Florida Legislature

Back in early March, NSSF® notified you of legislation that had been introduced in Florida to prevent corporate ‘wokeness.’ We are pleased to announce that House Bill 3 has received final approval by the Florida legislature and is on its way to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for his signature. House Bill 3 seeks to prevent ‘woke’ corporations with discriminatory policies against firearm industry members from collecting taxpayer dollars through state contracts and pensions. Simply put, the Sunshine State will choose to do business with those companies that do not discriminate based on an industry they may not like or with which they disagree.

NSSF is greatly appreciative of each legislator who supported this legislation, but specifically, we’d like to thank the following members of the Florida legislature who played crucial roles in helping pass this monumental legislation: Speaker of the House Paul Renner, Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, House sponsor Rep. Bob Rommel, and Senate sponsor Sen. Erin Grall. Lastly, we would like to thank Gov. DeSantis for his leadership on this issue. We look forward to updating NSSF members once House Bill 3 has been signed into law!

For years, NSSF members engaged in the lawful commerce of firearms and ammunition have experienced discrimination by institutions simply because of the type of business they are in. In these cases, the refusal to provide goods and services results in higher costs of doing business and increased prices for consumers who are 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 wrong 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. State government should have the right to know if companies are “Anti-Second Amendment.” They should have a choice to do business elsewhere.

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