The Second Amendment Preservation Act Hearing!

Posted: February 27, 2013 in Fire Arms, Legislative Issues
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UPDATE! The hearing for HB 436 will not be this week. We are expecting the public hearing next week, March 5th at 12:00 in Hearing Room 4, but the official hearing schedule will not be published until later this week.

The good news is that we have more time to collect witness forms. Please spread the word!

In Missouri, HB 436 and it’s companion Senate bill, SB 325, are the bills with the strongest protection against federal infringement of the right to keep and bear arms.

Barring more bad weather that confounds the schedule, we expect a public hearing for HB 436, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, in the House General Laws Committee. This committee is predisposed to support this bill, but we need to send a message of strong support that will resonate throughout the Capitol.

If you haven’t already done so, please fill out your witness form now.

Witness Form for HB 436 – I will hand deliver your witness form and also make your testimony available online for the committee to read.

Witness Form: Click for Witness Form

 

Details about HB 436 & SB 325

Since the 10th Amendment makes it clear that all powers not granted to the federal government are reserved to the states and the People, the regulation of the ownership of arms is a state, not a federal matter.

That applies to ALL such regulation.

We must demand from our legislators no less than the strongest, most principled stand they can take to defend our right to keep and bear arms!

Rep. Doug Funderburk and Sen. Brian Nieves’ “Second Amendment Preservation Act” is the strongest and most principled protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the nation!.

Notice that it utilizes the words of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to explain Missouri’s authority to nullify unconstitutional federal edicts within her borders. Including this language is essential to the success of the bill. It also specifically lists the types of things we will not put up with, and that’s what gives state officials the “cover” they need to enforce the bill.

Tenth Amendment Center article about HB 436

What you can do:

  1. Right NOW, either plan to attend the hearing for HB 436 (time to be announced), or fill out the online witness form.
  2. Pass on this email and witness form link to as many liberty loving people as you can.
  3. If you have any personal contact with your rep or senator ask them to commit to supporting these bills.

 

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