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Montana Self-Defense Bill Pending in the Senate!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Please Contact Your State Senator Today!

House Bill 228, the NRA-backed self-defense bill, has been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee for Tuesday, March 17 at 9 a.m. in Room 303.  It is critical that NRA members and pro-gun activists attend the hearing in large numbers as opponents will be sure to be out in force. 

House Bill 228, sponsored by State Representative Krayton Kerns (R-58), is a broad piece of legislation that provides a number of specific protections for law-abiding citizens.  The provisions of HB 228 clarify and expand the fundamental right of self-defense and protect law abiding citizens from undue prosecution should they ever have to exercise the right.  For a section-by-section analysis of HB 228 to help you better understand and communicate with legislators, please visit http://progunleaders.org/Self-defense/. 

Please contact your State Senator TODAY and respectfully urge them to vote for HB 228.  Also, please contact the Senate Judiciary Committee.  You may call (406) 444-4800 to leave a message for your Senator and for the Judiciary Committee.  You may also use the “online message form” located here.  When contacting legislators, it is important that you be as respectful and courteous as possible.  If you don’t know who your legislator is, please click here.  The Judiciary Committee roster can be found here:  http://leg.mt.gov/css/Senate/senate%20committees.asp.  Once you identify your legislator, you can find email contact information by clicking on his or her name at the following alphabetical listing of legislators: http://leg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/61st/roster.asp?HouseID=0&SessionID=94.

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