Dear MSSA Friends,
The last two public hearings have been scheduled for MSSA bills on Wednesday, March 22nd.
HB 494, Restaurant Carry, will have a public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which convenes at 9AM.
SB 99, to prevent local enforcement of new federal gun laws, will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee, which meets at 8AM.
I hope to get the House Judiciary to schedule SB 99 as its first bill, and the Senate Judiciary Committee to schedule HB 494 as its last bill of the morning. This should provide time for interested persons to attend both hearings.
WARNING. Demanding Moms (“Moms Demand Action”, funded by NYC billionaire Michael Bloomberg) are already rallying their sympathizers to attend these hearings in numbers. If you want these bills to pass, you need to make plans to show up and help me support them. I know that’s difficult, but freedom isn’t free.
I’ll alert you again next weekend when it’s time to send messages to committee members urging support for these to bills (just on the off chance you can’t attend in person).
BTW, SJ 11, to define “shall not be called in question”, was approved by the House Judiciary Committee, Now it will go to the floor of the House for debate and vote on Second Reading (soon, but unknown exactly when). It IS time for you to contact your Representative (and any other Representatives local to your area) and ask him or her to support SJ 11.
-- Gary Marbut, president Montana Shooting Sports Association http://www.mtssa.org Author, Gun Laws of Montana http://www.mtpublish.com