Thursday, March 7, 2013

2nd Amendment Preservati​on Act - HB436 Update

From Missouri First:

Thank you for filling out a witness form for HB 436, the Second Amendment Preservation Act.

At the hearing for HB 436, we delivered your, and about 1230 other witness forms from citizens all over the state in support of the bill. There were witness forms from every committee member's district.

The committee members were clearly impressed with the huge showing of support. Although they won't likely page through that huge stack of paper, our new Constituent's Voice application will allow them to read the testimony section in an easy to read online addition. They will also be able to sort the comments by district, to see what their own constituents wrote. (Note that we could not identify the districts for all the witnesses.)

Many of them included insightful comments which you may want to read. Click: Constituent's Voice for HB 436 (To protect the privacy of witnesses, only the first name and last name initial are shown, but the legislators get to see the full name as well as phone number and email address of those who gave permission.)

The hearing included good news coverage. Here's an example: Bill to nullify federal gun laws meets support in House committee


The senate version of HB 436, Senate Bill 325 (SB325), will likely have a hearing on Tuesday, next week. Be looking for a witness form link for that hearing. Not only do these forms help to elevate the priority of a bill, they become an important part of the public record and are stored in the state archives.


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