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Missouri’s “Hunting Heritage Protection Act” Being Undermined!

Friday, July 27, 2007

On July 3, 2007 Governor Blunt signed Senate Bill 225 into law. Now, NRA members are anxiously awaiting the enactment date on August 28. Since passage in the closing days of Missouri’s regular session, the Missouri Municipal League (MML) has undermined NRA members' hard work on SB 225, by urging all cities that do not currently have restrictions on hunting and the discharge of firearms to enact such an ordinance prior to the effective date of Senate Bill 225, the “Hunting Heritage Protection Areas Act.”  Now, the MML is trying to influence your local Park District board to pass restrictions on SB 225!

As you know, SB225 protects Missouri’s critical wildlife habitat and sport shooting areas within the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers 100 year flood plain and prohibits localities from enacting any ordinance that restricts hunting and lawful discharge within the protected areas. In doing so, this important legislation will protect irreplaceable wildlife habitat for current and future generations of sportsmen.  Please be sure to monitor your city government and Park District meeting and agenda announcements and alert NRA-ILA of any proposal that seeks to restrict hunting and sport shooting. Please forward any information to Kris Koenen at
kkoenen@nrahq.org or (703) 267-1209.

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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.