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Friday, April 8, 2005

The deadline for the Judiciary Committee to act on three anti-gun bills is next Friday, April 15. Due to the largely anti-gun makeup of the Judiciary Committee, these bills are expected to be approved and sent to the Public Safety Committee.

SB 1029 would require a local permit for retail sale of firearms. This bill is designed to allow localities to prevent federally licensed firearms dealers from engaging in the lawful business of selling rifles and shotguns. HB 6743 would impose criminal penalties for failure to report the loss or theft of a firearm. In addition to containing components identical to the aforementioned bills, HB 6657 includes provisions that would require registration of sales of all firearms, mandatory trigger locks with sale of all firearms, and would place long guns under the same restrictions as handguns for the purposes of sale or transfer. This would mean a NICS check would be required for all transactions, including a transfer from father to son for the purpose of hunting.

We will continue to keep you posted on further action. Please continue contacting your lawmakers to voice strong opposition to these three bills.  You can find contact information by using NRA-ILA`s "Write Your Representatives" feature.

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