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Louisiana Amendment to Hunt, Fish & Trap Passes House!

Thursday, June 10, 2004

This week, the House finally passed SB 2, the NRA-backed Right To Hunt, Fish & Trap constitutional amendment. The amendment will be placed on the November 2004 ballot for a vote by the people. Special thanks to the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, bill sponsor Sen. Joe McPherson (D-Woodworth) and Rep. Jack Smith (D-Franklin), who carried the bill on the House floor. SB 837, the NRA-backed Right To Carry Reciprocity bill sponsored by Sen. James David Cain (R-Dry Creek), remains on the House Regular Calendar for final consideration, which could take place any day now. Please continue contacting your State Representatives and urging them to support HB 837. The full text of both bills can be found at www.legis.state.la.us

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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.