Motorcycle Dealers Respond to Bill Allowing Sunday Sales

Published 05/15 2014 05:22PM

Updated 05/16 2014 07:23AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Missouri is one step closer to allowing dealerships to sell motorcycles on Sundays.
State lawmakers have sent a bill to the governor's desk that would lift a long standing ban on selling motorcycles on Sundays.

Lawmakers believe removing the ban would give Missouri the same advantage as neighboring states.

While some welcome the change, others say Sunday is a day to spend with family and not for selling and buying bikes.

"The weekend is when most people do most of their shopping for vehicles and almost anything else," said Michael McBride with McBride's Yamaha in St. Joseph. "It would probably help business."

"I don't care for it," admits co-owner of St. Joe Harley Mick McCreary. "I think on Sundays we should be able to do things with out families."

Regardless of if the governor signs the bill or not, McCreary says they won't open on Sundays.

"Our plans are to close up and take care of you during the week," he said.

Still, dealers like McBride hope the law is successful.

"Opening on Sundays could help," said McBride. "You can't sell anything if your doors are locked."

The bill also includes the sale of ATV's but does not apply to car and truck sales.

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