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Delaware Legislature Passes HB 178

Monday, June 30, 2003

Thanks to all your phone calls, the legislature passed HB 178, sponsored by Representative Nancy Wagner (R-31). HB 178, establishes a reciprocity system to recognize Right to Carry permits issued in other states. Also, the last day of session is June 30, and two bills of importance to gun owners and sportsmen have yet to be passed out of committee. HB 164, sponsored by Representative Richard Cathcart (R-9), protects Delaware`s shooting ranges from urban encroachment, and HB 160, sponsored by Representative John Atkins (R-41), will allow hunting on Sunday afternoons. Please contact your Senator and urge him to support these bills by releasing them out of committee for a floor vote. Senate Democrats may be reached at (302) 744-4286, and Senate Republicans may be reached at (302) 744-4048. If you are unsure who your Senator is, you can use the "Write Your Representatives" feature at www.NRAILA.org

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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.