Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Wyoming Self-Defense Bill Narrowly Passes Out of Senate Committee!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Please Contact Your State Senator Today! 

Last night, with a 3 to 2 vote, the State Senate Transportation Committee approved House Bill 137, introduced by State Representative Lorraine Quarberg (R-28), the “no-duty-to-retreat” (Castle Doctrine) measure that would statutorily ensure that Wyoming citizens' rights and duties to self-defense are protected.  State Senators Michael Von Flatern (R-24) and John Hastert (D-13) were the two NO votes against HB 137 in the Senate Transportation Committee hearing last night. 

Despite the claims from a handful of county attorneys that this would create an environment of "school shoot outs" and" road rage incidents", three State Senators remained steadfast and didn't give in to the old and tired argument put forth by the bill’s opponents.  Please take the time to thank State Senators Wayne Johnson (R-6), Gerald Geis (R-20) and Bill Landon (R-27) for their leadership in the Senate Transportation Committee on this important issue, as well as State Senators Kit Jennings (R-28) and Cale Case (R-25) for testifying.  Senator Wayne Johnson can be reached at (307) 635-2181, Senator Gerald Geis at (307) 347-6443, Senator Bill Landon at (307) 237-4067, Senator Kit Jennings (307) 265-5500, and Senator Cale Case at (307) 332-7623. 

Now the real work begins!  It is vital that you continue to contact your State Senator and ask for his or her "YES" vote when HB137 comes before them.  Please also contact the Senate Majority Leadership listed below and urge them to support this critical legislation.  The deadline for this bill to be heard is next week, which means the volume of calls and emails must increase.  You can call the Voter Hotline at (1-866-996-VOTE) to register your support for HB 137.  To find your State Senator please click here.

 

Senate Majority Leadership:

 

State Senator John Schiffer (R-22)

Phone: (307) 738-2232

Email: jschiffe@senate.wyoming.com

 

State Senator Tony Ross (R-4)

Phone: (307) 632-8957

Email: tross@wyoming.com

 

State Senator Bob Fecht (R-5)

Phone: (307) 634-5219

Email: bob@robertfecht.com

 

State Senator Grant Larson (R-17)

Phone: (307) 733-2025

Email: senlarson@senate.wyoming.com

 

State Senator Phil Nicholas (R-10)

Phone: (307) 742-7140

Email: nicholas@wyolegal.com

 

State Senator Drew Perkins (R-29)

Phone: (307) 234-1274

Email: drew@schwartzbon.com

 

State Senator Michael Von Flatern (R-24)

Phone: (307) 686-2946

Email: mvonflatern@wyoming.com

 

State Senator John Hines (R-23)

Phone: (307) 682-3943

Email: jhines@senate.wyoming.com
TRENDING NOW
Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

The Illinois state Senate could vote on legislation to allow localities to infringe upon Second Amendment rights as early as today.  Senate Bill 2314 was moved to third reading after it had passed the Senate ...

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

Dick’s Sporting Goods took their campaign to alienate law-abiding gun owners to an extraordinary new level last week. The beleaguered retailer announced that in addition to removing certain types of semi-automatic rifles from their stores, the company ...

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms!  In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

In case you were worried there were not enough anti-gun organizations working to eradicate the rights of law-abiding gun owners, a new one has formed, and it’s called NoRA.  Get it?  The name implies that the ...

New Jersey: Senate Committee Approves Gun Control Bills

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Jersey: Senate Committee Approves Gun Control Bills

On Monday, the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee approved several gun control bills during a hearing that stretched over five hours. 

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

News  

Friday, April 13, 2018

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, murders, there has been an unusual amount of anti-gun and anti-NRA commentary by private corporations with plenty of problems of their own.   In February, Delta announced it was ending a ...

Washington: Seattle to Consider Legislation to Make Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Washington: Seattle to Consider Legislation to Make Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González have announced their intention to introduce legislation to impose a one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms as well as punishing victims of theft by requiring reporting of lost or ...

Pennsylvania: Semi-Auto Ban Legislation to be Introduced

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pennsylvania: Semi-Auto Ban Legislation to be Introduced

This week, Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) started circulating a co-sponsorship memorandum soliciting members of the Pennsylvania state Senate to support a proposal to ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines in Pennsylvania.  Please ...

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

News  

Friday, April 20, 2018

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

America, and the NRA, lost a true friend and a staunch defender of freedom with the passing of R. Lee Ermey on April 15 from complications of pneumonia. He was 74 years old. 

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

News  

Friday, April 13, 2018

Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners

There is growing evidence that some of America’s financial elite want to create a world in which America’s public policy decisions emanate from corporate boardrooms in Manhattan rather than from citizens and their elected officials.  ...

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

Like the long-delayed coming of spring to the Mid-Atlantic, evidence is appearing that Americans are regaining their senses and reverting to an instinctual embrace of freedom after a withering barrage of some the nastiest and most ugly ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.