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Old March 16, 2002, 02:44 PM   #1
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Pending gun laws in Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri

From the NRA.


NRA-ILA is hosting a FREE Grassroots-Election Workshop in Fort Wayne, Ind., on April 20. At this Workshop you will learn what you can do in your own community to ensure pro-gun candidates are elected to office on November 5.

NRA members who are interested in attending should contact the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-8683 for details and to reserve their spot. NRA members who have access to the Internet can also reserve their spot on-line at

Senate Bill 116, the NRA-backed Reckless Lawsuit Preemption bill, has been reported out of the House Federal and State Affairs Committee and will see action on the floor in the next couple weeks.

Contact your Representative at (785) 296-1153 and urge him to support SB 116. MARYLAND: The annual "Gun Day" hearings are over. On Tuesday and Thursday, the Senate and the House listened to testimony on both sides of the issue. The final outcome: all anti-gun legislation is dead or has been tabled for the rest of the 2002 legislative session.

Call the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee at 410-841-3639 and the House Judiciary Committee at 410-841-3488 to thank them for their support of law-abiding citizens. Our sincerest thanks goes out to all members who were able to call their legislators or attend the hearings.

After a two-year fight, Governor Engler (R) signed HB 5026 this week, which eases restrictions on the transportation of handguns. This bill changes the law from a "point-to-point" requirement to allowing transportation when the handgun owner is engaged in a lawful purpose. No longer will lawful transport hinge on going "to and from" a hunting area or a shooting club of which the handgun owner is an active member.

The clock is ticking on passing Right to Carry this year. Senate Bill 938, sponsored by Senator John Cauthorn (R-18), and House Bill 1729, sponsored by Representative Frank Barnitz (D-150), have both passed committee and are now under consideration by their respective legislative bodies.

However, these bills could be doomed to legislative purgatory if the General Assembly leadership doesn`t grant them consideration. It is vital that these bills be voted on soon.

Enthusiastic support from NRA members will help ensure that Right to Carry legislation comes up for a vote this session.

Contact your Senator and Representative to remind them of the importance of passing Right to Carry, and urge them to support these bills. The House of Representatives` Information number is (573) 751-3659, and the Senate`s is (573) 751-3824. OHIO: The House Civil and Commercial Law Committee will vote on House Bill 274, the NRA-supported Right to Carry bill, on Wednesday, March 20, at 9:30 a.m., in Room 114 of the Statehouse. Call your Representative at (614) 466-3357 and urge him to support HB 274.
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Old March 16, 2002, 07:42 PM   #2
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I don't know if Engler signed the Vear Bill or not. It was reported on the web page that it was, but it' hasn’t been confirmed.

This is the MCGRO report:

Vear Bill... Signed?
Submitted on: March 12, 2002

According to uncomfirmed reports...

... Governor Engler has signed the Vear Bill, HB 5026!

If so... Congratulations to all of those involved!

More details to follow on the website soon!
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