Just passing this on from NRA source - current items of interest to follow in these respective states.

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A LOOK AT THE STATES

(***For all of the action items below, you can find contact information
for your legislators by using the "Write Your Representatives" tool at
www.NRAILA.org.

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members are encouraged to call the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800)
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site, you will have to provide your NRA member ID number to access the
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magazine's mailing label is the 10-digit number that follows the code:
#07901. Examples of how to find your ID number can also be found at
www.NRAPVF.org on the login page accessed by choosing your state. As
always, thank you for your support.***)


States with updates this issue: Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas,
Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

COLORADO
The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 8! Absentee
ballots may already be requested, and early in-person voting will start
10 days prior to Election Day. For more information about voting in
Colorado, please visit www.elections.colorado.gov/DDefault.aspx?tid=1.
Be sure to "Vote Freedom First" on Tuesday, August 8!

CONNECTICUT
The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 8! For more
information about voting in Connecticut, please visit
http://www.sots.ct.gov/ElectionsServ...VoterGuide.htm. Be sure to
"Vote Freedom First" on Tuesday, August 8!

KANSAS
The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 1! Advance
voting started July 12, and ends July 31! For more information about
advance voting please visit
http://www.kssos.org/elections/elect...on_voting.html or call (800)
262-VOTE (8683). Be sure to "Vote Freedom First" on Tuesday, August 1!


MICHIGAN
The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 8! For more
information about voting in Michigan, please visit
http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7...716---,00.html. Be sure to
"Vote Freedom First" on Tuesday, August 8!

MISSOURI
The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 8! For more
information about voting in Missouri, please visit
www.sos.mo.gov/elections/s_default.asp?id=voters. Be sure to "Vote
Freedom First" on Tuesday, August 8!

NEBRASKA
On July 18, The Omaha City Council repealed an ordinance that outlaws
concealed firearms in the city of Omaha. The 5-2 vote brings Omaha in
line with the state's Right-to-Carry law, that was passed earlier this
year. Mayor Mike Fahey (D) plans to veto the measure, but with five of
the seven council members favoring the repeal, there are enough votes
for a veto override. Congratulations to all NRA members who took the
time to contact their City Council members and encourage them to support
the personal protection rights of the citizens of Omaha!

Lincoln Public Hearing: There will be a public hearing on Monday, July
31, at 5:30 p.m., concerning Mayor Coleen Seng's (D) proposal to ban
concealed handguns within the city limits. At this point Mayor Seng has
three council members who support her ban, three who are undecided, and
one who wants to delay action for a year. It is crucial that all NRA
members attend this hearing and voice their opposition to this proposed
ordinance. The meeting will be held Monday, July 31, at the County-City
Building on 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, 68508, at 5:30 p.m. If you are
unable to attend, please contact the city council members and urge them
not to support Mayor Seng's proposal. You can contact the council
members at http://www.ci.lincoln.ne.us/city/council/lista.htm.

NEW YORK
On July 15, after more than five years of hearings, debates, and
studies, the Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range has finally reopened!
Please show your support by visiting the range located at 165 Gerard
Road in Yaphank, New York 11980, (631) 924-5600. The hours of operation
are 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., Wednesday through Sunday.

Unfortunately, Legislator Kate Browning is not giving up her fight on
her resolution to close down the Suffolk County Trap & Skeet range
permanently, and only large numbers of people can and will influence the
members of this committee, of which Ms. Browning is a member. We can,
and we must, persuade the committee and/or the County legislature to do
the right thing and keep the Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range open.

At the last Parks & Recreation Committee meeting held on June 21, the
committee decided to table IR-1738-2006, and bring it back up for
discussion at the next Parks & Recreation Committee meeting. The next
meeting is scheduled for August 2, at 11:00 a.m., at the Suffolk County
Legislative Building, Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788,
(631) 853-4000. Please call your Legislator and plan to attend this
meeting and urge the Committee members to oppose IR-1738-2006. The
Suffolk County Legislature can be reached at (631) 853-4074 or at
www.co.suffolk.ny.us/legis/.

Also, The Sportsmen's Association for Firearms Education Inc. (S.A.F.E.)
will be hosting its "2006 Right-to-Carry Conference & Second Amendment
Rally" on Sunday, October 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (doors open at
12:00 noon). The event will be held at the Sheraton, Long Island, 110
Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Smithtown, NY, (631) 231-1100, (on Motor
Parkway on North side of LIE between exits 53 & 55). In attendance at
the event will be: Wayne R. LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President; Bob
Barr, Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives and NRA Board Member;
Jim Fotis, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Alliance of America; John
Faso, Republican Candidate for New York State Governor; John Spencer,
Republican/Conservative Candidate for U.S. Senator from New York; and
John L. Cushman, S.A.F.E. President and Founder, and NRA Board Member.

If you believe you have the right to own and use firearms lawfully, then
you need to attend this conference. You will get the latest information
on the Right-to-Carry nationwide and locally. You will meet and network
with fellow sportsmen and women concerning your civil rights and those
of your children and grand children. This Conference will raise issues
of concern and give suggested courses of action with local and national
leaders of Second Amendment organizations and legislators from all
levels of government. You will also have a chance to win valuable
prizes in drawings limited to attendees only. Admission and parking is
free and the event is open to your family and friends.

City of White Plains Common Council Meeting Reminder: Mayor Joseph
Delfino (R) and the Common Council of the City of White Plains have
proposed an anti-gun local law, Introductory Local Law No. 3, which
effects businesses and owners of air pistols and air rifles, also known
as BB or pellet guns. A public hearing has been scheduled for August 7,
2006. Introductory Local Law No. 3 would require any person who sells,
possesses, or transports any air pistol or air rifle to obtain a license
and pay an annual fee in the City of White Plains. Any violation of
this local law will be a misdemeanor and may require payment of a fine
or even the serving of jail time!

In order to stop this proposed anti-gun legislation, attendance at this
public hearing is needed! The public hearing is August 7, 2006, at 7:30
p.m., to be held at the Council Chambers, on 255 Main Street. Please
contact Mayor Delfino and the Common Council members immediately at
(914) 422-1411 and ask them to oppose Introductory Local Law No. 3. To
find contact information on your Common Council member, please visit
www.ci.white-plains.ny.us/council/council.htm.

OKLAHOMA
The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, July 25 for early
voting dates and general information about voting in Oklahoma, please
use the following ling: www.ok.gov/~elections/index.html! Be sure to
"Vote Freedom First" on Tuesday, July 25!

TENNESSEE
The 2006 Primary elections are being held Thursday, August 3 and early
voting started July 14 and ends July 29. For more information about
voting in Tennessee, please visit
www.state.tn.us/sos/election/index.htm. Be sure to "Vote Freedom First"
on Thursday, August 3!