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Pro-Gun Bills Heading to the Missouri Senate!

Friday, May 4, 2007

On Monday, April 30, the Senate Government Organizations and Elections Committee, by a vote of 6 to 0, passed  House Bill 845, sponsored by State Representative Bob Dixon (R-140).

HB845 will require the Missouri Secretary of State to provide voter registration information to resident hunting license and fishing permit applicants. Combined, there are more than two million hunting licenses and fishing permits issued in Missouri, and the passage of HB845 will ensure that resident sportsmen will have the opportunity to make their voices heard on Election Day. HB845 now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

Also, Senate Bill 62, "Castle Doctrine" self-defense legislation sponsored by State Senator Jack Goodman (R-29), overwhelmingly passed the State House of Representatives by a vote of 154 to 6. Prior to final approval of SB62, the bill was amended to include several other critical pro-gun measures, namely language that repeals Missouri's outdated, arbitrary and redundant "permit to acquire" a handgun; a provision to allow law enforcement agencies to sell confiscated firearms; and a measure to permit retired peace officers to carry a concealed firearm without a license to carry. This "omnibus bill" is also heading to the full Senate for concurrence.

Please contact your State Senator at (573) 751-3824 and respectfully urge him or her to vote for both HB845 and SB62 in their current forms.

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