Wyoming Action Alert: Firearms Protection Act Hearing in the State Senate

Wyoming’s Firearms Protection Act, HB104, is “an act relating to firearms; providing that any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming; providing a penalty; and providing for an effective date.” This act nullifies all federal laws made after Jan. 1, 2013.

It recently passed the state house by a vote of 46-13 and was sent to the State Senate. On Wednesday, February 20th, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the bill. HB104 will need to be approved by the committee before it is sent to the full Senate for debate and a vote.

ACTION ITEMS for Wyoming Residents

1. Contact John Schiffer (R-Kaycee), the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, email him at John.Schiffer@wyoleg.gov

Urge him to support HB-104. Strongly, but respectfully, tell him to pass this bill out of committee without amendments or any delay.

2. Next contact the following members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and voice your support for HB-104 — the Firearm Protection Act.

Bruce Burns (R-Sheridan)

Bruce.Burns@wyoleg.gov

Leland Christensen (R-Teton)
Leland.Christensen@wyoleg.gov

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Maryland Action Alert: Help Nullify NDAA “Indefinite Detention”

The Liberty Preservation Act to stop NDAA “indefinite detention” in the State of Maryland has been scheduled for a hearing on 02/21/2013.  The hearing will be at 1pm in the House Committee on Health and Government Operations.  The bill needs your immediate support to move forward – phone calls and emails should be made right away.

Please contact all committee members to express your support for this legislation.  We urge you to CALL and EMAIL.  Strongly, but respectfully, inform the committee members that you will accept nothing less than a YES vote on HB0558, which will allow the full state house to debate and vote on it as well.

You can call in the evenings and over the weekend as well.  If you reach their voicemail, leave a message so their offices know first thing the next business morning that a large number of people support HB0558. In your voicemail, make sure to ask that they call you back so that you can speak to the legislator or staff directly.

ACTION ITEMS

1. Call the Chairman, and Vice-Chairman
Thank them for allowing a hearing on HB0558 and strongly, but respectfully, urge them to vote yes to allow the bill a debate and vote in the full State house:

Peter Hammen, chair
Phone: 410-841-3772
Email: peter.hammen@house.state.md.us

Shane E. Pendergrass, vice-chair
Phone: 410-841-3139
Email: shane.pendergrass@house.state.md.us

2. Call the other Members of the Committee.  Strongly, but respectfully, urge them to vote YES in support of HB0558 so the full House can debate and vote on the bill.

Eric M. Bromwell
Phone: 410-841-3766
Email: eric.bromwell@house.state.md.us

Robert A. Costa
Phone: 410-841-3551
Email: bob.costa@house.state.md.us

Bonnie Cullison

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Action Alert: Help Nullify NDAA ‘Indefinite Detention’ in New Hampshire

The Liberty Preservation Act to stop NDAA “indefinite detention” in the State of New Hampshire has been scheduled for a hearing on 02/21/2013.  The hearing will be at 10am in the House Committee on State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs.  The bill needs your immediate support to move forward – phone calls and emails should be made right away.

Please contact all committee members to express your support for this legislation.  We urge you to CALL and EMAIL.  Strongly, but respectfully, inform the committee members that you will accept nothing less than a YES vote on HB399, which will allow the full state house to debate and vote on it as well.

You can call in the evenings and over the weekend as well.  If you reach their voicemail, leave a message so their offices know first thing the next business morning that a large number of people support HB399. In your voicemail, make sure to ask that they call you back so that you can speak to the legislator or staff directly.

ACTION ITEMS
for HB399, Committee on Health and Government Operations

1. Call the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Clerk:
Chair: Robert Theberge: (603)752-5672
Vice Chair: Cynthia Sweeney: (603)826-4666
Clerk: Dale Spainhower: (603)750-4112

2. Call the other Members:
Patrick Garrity, District 14
Linda Massimilla: (603)444-5270
Timothy Smith : (603)657-0324
Lars Christiansen: (603)889-0481
Jeanine Notter: (603)423-0408
Eric Palangas: (603)622-4638
David McCloskey: (603)626-7692

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Action Alert: Help Nullify NDAA “Indefinite Detention” in Washington State

Washington’s HB 1581 – The Preservation of Liberty Act – stopping NDAA indefinite detention, is up for an important hearing in Olympia this week.

Your help is needed to get this bill passed!

ACTION STEPS

1. Please CALL and EMAIL all members of the House Public Safety Committee. Urge them – strongly but politely – to PASS HB 1581 so that it can go to the full House for a vote.

It’s a good step to make calls over the holiday as well. Leave a message so their offices know first thing the next morning that a large number of people support HB1581. In your voicemail, make sure to ask that they call you back so that you can speak to the representative or staff directly.

Roger Goodman, chair   (360)786-7878    roger.goodman@leg.wa.gov
(Please thank Roger for giving this bill a hearing!)
Mary Helen Roberts, vice chair    (360)786-7950    maryhelen.roberts@leg.wa.gov
Brad Klippert    (360) 786-7882    brad.klippert@leg.wa.gov
Dave Hayes    (360)786-7914    dave.hayes@leg.wa.gov
Sherry Appleton    (360)786-7934    sherry.appleton@leg.wa.gov

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Indiana Action Alert: Nullify NDAA Indefinite Detention, full Senate vote coming soon.

SB0400, The Liberty Preservation Act to stop NDAA “indefinite detention” in the State of Indiana is due for a full debate and vote in the State Senate very soon.  It recently passed out of committee by an 8-0 vote.  But, your help is needed to press your State Senator to vote YES so the bill can be voted on in the House as well.

We urge you to CALL and EMAIL.  Strongly, but respectfully, inform your State Senator that you will accept nothing less than a YES vote on SB0400.

1. Call your state senator and ask him or her to vote YES SB400.
Click the link here to find your Senator’s Contact information
http://district.iga.in.gov/DistrictLookup/

2.  Call your state representative and urge them to be ready to fully sponsor and support SB400 if it gets to their chamber.
Find your rep through this link:

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Action Alert: 2nd Amendment Preservation Act in Missouri

A bill has been introduced in both the Missouri State House and Senate to nullify all federal gun control measures.  HB436 and SB325 are likely the broadest in any state of the country (20+ states are now considering bills to nullify federal gun control in some form)

HB436 & SB325 declares that the federal government lacks jurisdiction to enforce ANY gun control in Missouri — it protects the guns you bought from in or OUT of Missouri, and it defends us from new or OLD federal gun control laws.

Both bills provide for criminal charges for federal agents attempting to enforce gun control measures in the State of Missouri.  Your immediate help is needed to get these bills moving forward!

ACTION STEPS:

1.  Contact your state Senator and let him or her know that you want them to support SB325.  Strongly, but respectfully, inform them that a YES vote on SB325 is the only thing you’ll find acceptable.

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Local Media Fuels Anti-Sequestration Cuts Hysteria

The media’s harboring of a pro-government spending bias isn’t exactly news. But an article in Politico is notable because it illustrates the tendency for local newsrooms to push human interest stories that emphasize the pain of spending cuts.

According to the article, it’s pervasive:

Journalists from Florida to Washington state told POLITICO that their editors are hungry for stories that turn bureaucratic doublespeak about automatic cuts into a human story of real-world pain—from layoffs to cutbacks in treasured hometown programs.

Ask Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, who got hit with a question about the Blue Angels during a Jacksonville TV station segment of locals upset that the famed flying aerobatic team may be grounded and 30 air shows canceled if sequester takes effect. The Democrat insisted the cuts won’t happen as long as “reasonable people” figure out a solution. “It’s a Navy town,” he later told POLITICO. “I knew a question was coming up, so I didn’t wait for it.”

The appetite in local newsrooms for that kind of story is widespread, local reporters say.

Not surprisingly, special interests have been more than willing to assist reporters in spreading the doom and gloom:

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