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Montana Right-to-Carry Reform Bill Heads to the Senate Judiciary Committee!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Please the Attend the Hearing on Tuesday, March 17!

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 crucial that NRA members and pro-gun activists attend the hearing in large numbers as opponents are 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/

If you cannot attend the hearing please contact your State Senator and the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to vote for HB 228.  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 below: 

State Senator Gary Perry (R-35) (Chairman)
State Senator Jim Shockley (R-45) (Vice Chair)
State Senator Aubyn Curtiss (R-1)
State Senator John Esp (R-31)
State Senator Greg Hinkle (R-7)
State Senator Larry Jent (D-32)
State Senator Carol Juneau (D-8)
State Senator Cliff Larsen (D-50)
State Senator Jesse Laslovich (D-43)
State Senator Daniel McGee (R-29)
State Senator Lynda Moss (D-26)
State Senator Terry Murphy (R-39)

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