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Urgent: Pro-Gun Resolutions in Kansas Need Your Help!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Please Contact Your State Representative Immediately!

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1611, sponsored by State Senator Mike Petersen (R-28), successfully passed out of the Senate today by a vote of 39 to 1.  SCR 1611 is now up for consideration by the full House of Representatives, which could be happen as early as today.  If SCR 1611 passes in the House, it will then be placed on the 2010 General Election Ballot.

House Concurrent Resolution No. 5017, is the House companion bill to SCR 1611, and is currently awaiting action in the House.  These important Second Amendment resolutions are constitutional amendments that would change the wording of Section 4 of the Kansas Constitution to preserve and reflect an individual right, not a collective one. 

A 1905 Kansas Supreme Court ruling stated that the original language of Section 4 of the Kansas Constitution, as written, is a “collective right” not an “individual right.”  Both SCR 1611 and HCR 5017 would change that and preserve an individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms. 

It is imperative that you contact your State Representative at once and respectfully urge them to support both SCR 1611 and HCR 5017.  Also, please thank your State Senator today for supporting this important legislation.  Contact information for your legislators can be found here.

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