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Although it has been an activity conducted by humans since the beginning of time, hunting has been targeted for extinction by the well-funded animal “rights” extremists at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). They spend $120 million a year lobbying and litigating against hunting and science-based wildlife management. Wayne Pacelle, the group's CEO, told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "Our goal is to get sport hunting in the same category as cock fighting and dog fighting. Our opponents say hunting is a tradition. We say traditions can change." Whether sportsmen want to believe it or not, the threat is real and NRA is laying the groundwork of our defense against future attacks with meaningful constitutional amendments such as HCR 2008.
We urge you call your State Representative TODAY and urge him or her to vote in support of HCR 2008. For contact information on your State Representative click here.
There is currently no set schedule for HCR 2008. Please keep checking our emails and the website, www.NRAILA.org, for further updates.
In addition, two NRA-backed bills have passed out of their respective House Caucus and Rules Committees and are now awaiting action by the Committee of the Whole. The first, House Bill 2347, is a constitutional carry bill, which would eliminate the long-standing double standard between concealed carry and open carry.
The next bill, House Bill 2543, is a preemption reform bill, which would make many much needed improvements to the current preemption statute. HB 2543 would strengthen
If not for a strong and uniform state preemption law, the result can be a complex patchwork of restrictions that change from one local jurisdiction to the next. It is unreasonable to require citizens, whether residents of
It is imperative that you call your State Representative and respectfully urge him or her to vote in favor of HB 2347 and HB 2543. It is also important to tell your legislator to vote for these bills with no hostile amendments attached. For contact information on your State Representative click here.
Finally, on Monday, March 8, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed Senate Bill 1108 by a vote of 7 to 1, with one member abstaining from the vote. This bill has replaced SB 1102 as the new concealed carry reform bill in the senate and is a mirror bill to HB 2347 as amended by the NRA. SB 1108 would allow law-abiding citizens to carry their firearms concealed for self-defense while eliminating a long standing double standard between concealed carry and open carry.
Please keep checking our emails and the website, www.NRAILA.org, for further updates on SB 1108.