The NRA thanks you for your efforts in supporting House Bill 1508, legislation to protect existing shooting ranges, House Bill 2471, a background check reform bill, and Senate Bill 6123, an NRA special license plate bill.
Unfortunately, these bills were not scheduled for hearings in their respective committees prior to the February 24 deadline, and are effectively dead for this legislative session. For more information on each of the abovementioned bills, please see our previous alerts.
A committee chairman has great authority and latitude in determining which bills will receive hearings. SB 6123 was killed by state House Transportation Committee Chairman Judy Clibborn (D-41). HB 1508 and HB 2471 were both killed in the state Senate Judiciary Committee by Chairman Adam Kline (D-37). Senator Kline has been disseminating misleading and erroneous information in an attempt to justify his anti-gun actions. This information will be addressed in a future alert.
Thank you again for your continued resolve and commitment to protecting the Second Amendment by engaging in the legislative process! One of the most important components of a successful legislative program is political action. The 2012 elections will be as important to firearm owners as any in history. Please prepare to engage politically this year in both the federal and state elections.