On Monday, April 1, 2008, Governor Haley Barbour (R) signed House Bill 346. Sponsored by State Representative Warner McBride (D-10) and State Senator Walter Michel (R-25), this measure will ensure that Mississippi's shooting ranges will be protected from local noise and zoning ordinances aimed at shutting them down. It will also guard against lawsuits filed by newcomers who acquire property near an existing range, as long as there has not been a substantial change in the nature of activities at the range (i.e., hours of operation, number of people using the range, or the types of firearms shot at the facility.)Please call Governor Barbour at (601) 359-3150 and thank him for signing HB346 into law. Please also email our bill sponsors, State Representative Warner McBride (firstname.lastname@example.org) and State Senator Walter Michel (email@example.com), and let them know you appreciate their efforts to secure passage of this important measure.