Meant to post this 2 days ago - just an update on stuff in process etc in various states - this time it's -

Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan,
Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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A LOOK AT THE STATES

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members are encouraged to call the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800)
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always, thank you for your support.***)

COLORADO
The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 8! Absentee
ballots may be requested, and early in-person voting started July 29.
For more information about voting in Colorado, please us the following
link: www.elections.colorado.gov/DDefault.aspx?tid=1. Be sure to "Vote
Freedom First!"

CONNECTICUT
In an effort to settle a dispute between two neighbors over a private
shooting range, Montville Mayor Joseph Jaskiewicz acknowledged in the
New London newspaper The Day that he is working with the town attorney
to draft a proposal to restrict shooting in Montville. The newspaper
characterized the Mayor's plan as an ordinance that would outlaw the
discharge of a firearm "within 500 feet of an occupied building, near
livestock, pets or people, or land designated as a nature preserve,
conservancy or town park." Despite attempts to view the proposed
language, NRA has thus far been denied the opportunity. But, as
described in the article, the proposal could only be interpreted as a
prohibition of most types of recreational shooting and would outlaw the
discharge of a firearm for personal protection. It is imperative that
NRA members contact Mayor Jaskiewicz at (860) 848-3030 Ext. 301, and
urge him to drop his proposal. The measure could be introduced to the
Town Council as early as August 14. Also be sure to contact your Town
Council members to ask them to oppose Mayor Jaskiewicz's anti-gun
proposal, please use the following link:
http://www.townofmontville.org/CMS/d...CMS_AreaID=122 or call (860)
848-1349. Please keep checking your email and www.nraila.org/ for future
updates on this new threat to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the
Town of Montville!

Don't forget, the 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August
8! For more information about voting in Connecticut, please use
http://www.sots.ct.gov/ElectionsServ...VoterGuide.htm. Be sure to
"Vote Freedom First!"

MICHIGAN
The Citizens for Wildlife Conservation, a coalition formed to protect
hunter's rights, needs your assistance in spreading the word to defeat
the anti-dove hunting ballot measure. Help defend your hunting heritage
on November 7 by voting to defeat the proposed dove hunting ban
referendum. For more information, visit www.cwcmi.org. Also, the
Michigan Chapters of Safari Club International will be holding a benefit
dinner and auction on Wednesday, August 16 in Livonia, MI. Tickets are
$40.00 per person and the proceeds will assist the campaign to defeat
the dove hunting ban referendum. Checks should be made out to SCI-Flint
Chapter. For more details or to RSVP, please contact Marc Somers at
(586) 295-9457.

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

NEBRASKA
On August 9, the Nebraska State Patrol will be holding a hearing to
discuss the rules and regulations of the new Right-to-Carry legislation
that was recently passed in Nebraska. All NRA members are encouraged to
attend and express their opinions. The hearing will be at 10:00 a.m.,
August 9, in the Auditorium of the Nebraska Department of Roads, 1500
Nebraska Highway 2, Lincoln, Nebraska. Should you be unable to attend,
please contact the Nebraska State Patrol at (402) 479-4933 to voice your
approval of Nebraska Right-to-Carry and remind them this is for
law-abiding individuals, not criminals.

NEW YORK
A public hearing has been scheduled for August 7, 2006, for Introductory
Local Law No. 3 that 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 result
in imprisonment! Mayor Joseph Delfino (R) and the Common Council of
the City of White Plains have proposed this anti-gun local law that
would effect both businesses and owners of air pistols and air rifles,
also known as BB or pellet guns. To stop this proposed anti-gun
legislation, attendance at this public hearing is needed! According to
the agenda, the public hearing for Local Law No. 3, will be the first
item addressed at the Common Council meeting. 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 use the following link
www.ci.white-plains.ny.us/council/council.htm.

Additionally, thanks to your efforts, the Suffolk County Trap & Skeet
Range finally reopened on July 15. 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 9:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday
through Sunday.

Finally, 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 the 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. Senate 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 grandchildren. 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.

NEVADA
The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 15! For more
information on voting in Nevada, please use the following link:
http://www.sos.state.nv.us/nvelection/. Be sure to "Vote Freedom
First!"

PENNSYLVANIA
Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding the second in
a series of hearings around the state to receive testimony relating to
urban violence. The hearing will be held 12:00 P.M. on August 11 at
the Allegheny County Courthouse. Additional hearings are scheduled for:
Altoona on August 23, at noon at the Penn State Altoona Downtown
Conference Center and Harrisburg on September 25, at 10:00 A.M. at 8E-B
of the Capitol's East Wing. The August 2, hearing in Philadelphia heard
testimony from public officials and anti-gun zealots insisting on new
gun control legislation to combat urban crime. Once again, this is a
great opportunity for NRA members in the Pittsburgh community to voice
their discontent over the lack of enforcement of federal and state
firearm laws against violent criminals. If your planning on testifying
or need additional information, contact Gregg Warner of Senator
Greenleaf's office, (717) 787-6599 or gwarner@pasen.gov.

WISCONSIN
Registration for the NRA and Future Wisconsin Sportsmen's Conference has
started and is filling up fast! This event is open to the public, and
the cost is only $10. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 9, at
the Bluemound Gardens Conference Center, 11703 West Bluemound Road,
Wauwatosa, WI 53226. The event begins at 7:00 a.m., with a breakfast
buffet. Conference speakers include State Senators Tom Reynolds and
Dave Zien, and State Representative Scott Gunderson among others. In
conjunction with this event, you'll want to make plans to also join the
NRA-ILA Grassroots staff and your fellow NRA members, for a couple hours
of socializing and protecting freedom at a FREE NRA-ILA Mix N' Mingle
beginning at 1:30 p.m. To RSVP, please call (414) 258-1719, or e-mail
jean@widigest.com. For more information, please visit www.widigest.com.