March 8, 2013
Please don’t forget! We still need your witness form for the Senate version of the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act! (We submitted your House hearing testimony.)
The hearing for SB 325 is Tuesday afternoon at 3:00.
This is a new hearing in front of a new committee, so we need a new witness form from you. (PLEASE! Only fill out one per bill.)
Why are these witness forms important? There are literally hundreds of bills under consideration at the Capitol in Jefferson City. Leadership in the House and Senate have to choose which ones get some of the limited time they have, and a large public outcry for a bill elevates its importance.
|Committee: General Laws, Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman|
|Date: Tuesday, March 12|
|Time: 3:00 p.m.|
|Room: SCR 1|
|SB 325 - Nieves|
|Declares the General Assembly’s position on the authority of the federal government, declares as invalid certain federal gun laws, and prohibits the enforcement of such laws|
|Witness Form - I will hand deliver your witness form and also make your testimony available online for the committee to read.
Generic 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.