Montana: Pro-Gun Bills to be Heard as Early as Today in Helena

Posted on March 26, 2013

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Please Call AND E-Mail Senate and House Committee Members NOW

Your immediate action is needed!  Very soon and perhaps today, House Bill 240 will be heard by the Senate Education and Cultural Resources Committee, and House Bill 468 will be heard by the House Taxation Committee.  Both are important pro-gun measures, so it is imperative that you contact committee members now and urge their support for these measures.  Contact information for the members of these committees is provided below.

House Bill 240, sponsored by state Representative Cary Smith (R-55) and known as the “Higher Education Rights Restoration Act,” limits the authority of the Board of Regents and University System to regulate firearms.  HB 240, that passed in the state House on February 23 by a 54 to 41 vote, will be heard by the Senate Education and Cultural Resources Committee, so contact Committee members TODAY and encourage their support.

House Bill 468, sponsored by state Representative Alan Doane (R-38), known as the "Montana Ammunition Availability Act," encourages the manufacture of smokeless propellant, small arms primers and cartridge cases within the borders of Montana to ensure availability of small arms ammunition for Montanans and to fully implement the right to bear arms that the people have reserved to themselves.  This bill has been held in committee since February 22, but could be heard by the House Taxation Committee soon so please contact Committee members immediately.

Please contact members of these committees and politely urge them to support either HB 240 or HB 468.

Contact the Senate Education and Cultural Resources Committee to Support House Bill 240:

Sen. Jim Peterson, Chairman (R-15)

(406) 374-2277

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Sen. Llew Jones, Vice Chairman (R-14)

(406) 289-0345

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Sen. Elsie Arntzen (R-27)

(406) 534-2780

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Sen. Taylor Brown (R-22)

(406) 348-2070

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Sen. Robyn Driscoll (D-26)

(406) 272-2403

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Sen. Tom Facey (D-38)

(406) 728-6814

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Sen. Dave Lewis (R-42)

(406) 459-9751

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Sen. Eric Moore (R-20)

Rep. (406) 234-3562

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Sen. Sharon Stewart-Peregoy (D-21)

(406) 639-2198

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy (D-16)

(406)444-4800

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Contact the House Taxation Committee to Support House Bill 468:

 

Rep. Mike Miller, Chairman (R-84)

(406) 793-5860

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. Kelly Flynn, Vice Chairman (R–68)

(406) 266-3322

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. JP Pomnichowski, Vice Chairman (D–66)

(406) 587-7846

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. Douglas Coffin (D-93)

(406)444-4800

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. Wylie Galt (R-83)

(406) 640-4383

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. Kristin Hansen (R-33)

(406) 262-7514

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Rep. Brian Hoven (R-24)

(406) 761-8533

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Rep. Tom Jacobson (D-25)

(406) 868-9814

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Rep. Austin Knudsen (R-36)

(406) 539-4268

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Rep. Steve Lavin (R-8)

(406) 212-3820

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. Ed Lieser (D-4)

(406) 471-2082

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. Edie McClafferty (D-75)

(406) 490-5873

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. Mary McNally (D-49)

(406) 671-1376

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. Lee Randall (R-39)

(406) 436-2807

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Rep. Alan Redfield (R-61)

(406)444-4800

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Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-14)

(406) 493-7835

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. Kerry White (R-70)

(406) 587-3653

Email

 

Rep. Kathleen Williams (D-65)

(406) 570-1917

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. Nancy Wilson (D-97)

(406) 531-6994

Legislator Online Messaging Form

 

Rep. Daniel Zolnikov (R-47)

(406) 861-5210

Legislator Online Messaging Form

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Further Reading

  • Montana: Several Pro-Gun Bills Advance in Helena

    House Bill 205, sponsored by Representative Krayton Kerns (R-58), would legalize the use of suppressors for all hunting.  While suppressors do not eliminate the sound of a firearm, they do reduce the muzzle report in a manner similar to the way that a muffler reduces exhaust noise from a vehicle. The benefits associated with suppressor use include increased accuracy due to reduced recoil and muzzle blast, protection from hearing damage and reduced noise pollution.  The state Senate could vote on HB 205 tomorrow.  For more information on firearms and suppressors, click here. 
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