On Tuesday, February 26, at 1:30 p.m. in HHR 4, the Committee on Public Institutions and Rural Affairs will hold a hearing on HB 2346, "Taxing Background Checks on Firearms Purchasers." This bill authorizes an unspecified tax to be imposed on all firearm purchases. Call Representatives Jim Kraft (R-18), Jim Carruthers (R-5), Mark Clark (D-7), Sylvia Laughter (D-3), and Al Tom (D-3) at (800) 352-8404 and ask them to vote "NO" on HB 2346. In addition, the NRA-backed Range Protection bill, SB 1008, is expected to be brought up for a floor vote in the Senate. Call your Senator at (800) 352-8404 and urge him to vote for SB 1008.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.