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Indiana: House Committee to Vote on Pro-Gun Legislation; Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment Passes House Committee

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., the Indiana House Public Policy Committee will meet and consider Senate Bill 229 in room 156-B of the statehouse.  Sponsored by state Senator Jim Tomes (R-49), SB 229 would prohibit government entities, including law enforcement agencies, from conducting taxpayer-funded gun “buybacks” as well as prohibit the destruction of useable firearms by law enforcement agencies.  SB 229 would also require law enforcement agencies to either re-sell or return to the original owner those confiscated firearms which are safe and operable.  State Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57) has been designated as the handler of SB 229 in the House.

Using the contact information provided at the bottom of this alert, please call and e-mail members of the House Public Policy Committee and respectfully urge them to support Senate Bill 229.

Today, Senate Joint Resolution 9, sponsored by state Senator Brent Steele (R-44) and state Representative Mark Messmer (R-63), passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee.  SJR 9 would guarantee Hoosiers the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife.  This proposed constitutional amendment would ensure the preservation of Indiana's rich hunting heritage for future generations.  SJR 9 has already passed the Indiana Senate and now moves to the House floor for a vote.

By declaring and enshrining this constitutional right, Indiana would keep the existing fishing and hunting structure in place while protecting future generations of sportsmen from attacks initiated by well-funded anti-hunting extremists.  Specifically, SJR 9 would promote wildlife conservation and management.  In addition, it specifies that hunting, fishing and harvesting of wildlife shall be used as a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife.  This proposed constitutional amendment would ensure that sportsmen will continue to be used as Indiana’s responsible game managers instead of taxpayer-funded sharpshooters and unproven, expensive wildlife contraception schemes employed in other jurisdictions.

While a date has not been set for the House to vote on SJR 9, please contact your state Representative TODAY and politely urge him or her to SUPPORT SJR 9.  Contact information for your state Representative can be found here.

  

House Public Policy Committee:

Republican Switchboard: (800) 382-9841
Democratic Switchboard: (800) 382-9842

Representative Thomas Dermody (R-20), Chairman
H20@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Jack Lutz (R-35), Vice-Chairman

H35@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Edward Clere (R-72)

H72@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57)

H57@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Matthew Lehman (R-79)

H79@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Jim Lucas (R-69)

H69@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Mark Messmer (R-63)

H63@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Ben Smaltz (R-52)

H52@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Timothy Wesco (R-21)

H21@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Philip GiaQuinta (D-80)

H80@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Terri Jo Austin (D-36)

H36@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Sue Errington (D-34)

H34@iga.in.gov

 
Representative Karlee Macer (D-92) 

H92@iga.in.gov

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