Request Montana and other out-of-state support !

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From: Gary Marbut-MSSA To: Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 6:10 PMSubject: Time to push - HB 228
Dear MSSA Friends,

It's now time to push on HB 228, our Self Defense bill.

HB 228 will be up for public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 17th, at 8 AM. Come if you can!!

If you can be there to speak for HB 228, please review my suggestions for testimony before a legislative committee.

Whether you can be there or not, it's time to fire up the message machine. Send messages to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee asking them to please support HB 228, AS IS.

The best way to make sure messages get to Committee members is to use the Legislature's Online message form. The next best way is to phone the message center at 444-4800. Probably the least assured way to get messages to committee members is via email using the email addresses found HERE. This is less reliable because some legislators don't have email, and many others only check their email once in a coon's age.

A few law enforcement administrators have been saying nasty stuff about HB 228. You may read what they've said and our responses HERE. They've also said that their job, "public safety" is more important that your ability to defend yourself, "private safety." You may read my treatment of that issue HERE.

Whatever, get your comments in! Get all your pro-gun friends to send in comment too. This is important! Keep the comments short and keep them polite!

BTW, HB 246, our Montana-made guns bill, passed out of House Appropriations Committee yesterday by 20-0.


Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
Montana Shooting Sports Association
author, Gun Laws of Montana
Gun Laws of Montana