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Letter: Bringing attention to self-defense bill

| March 26, 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Editor:

Reading about the uncertainty involving our present and future gun rights, I would like to bring attention to House Bill 228. It is about time each and everyone of Montana’s fine citizens make their voices heard.

HB 228, the NRA-backed self-defense bill, is waiting executive action by Senate Judiciary Committee. It is crucial that NRA members and pro-gun activists continue to call the Senate Judiciary Committee and their state senators and urge them to support HB 228.

HB 228, sponsored by State Rep. Krayton Kerns (R-58), is a broad piece of legislation that provides a number of specific protections for law-abiding citizens. The provisions of HB 228, clarify and expand the fundamental right of self-defense and protect law-abiding citizens from undue prosecution should they ever have to exercise the right.

For a section-by-section analysis of HB 228 to help you better understand and communicate with legislators, please visit http://progunleaders.org/Self-defense/ .

Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and your state senator today and respectfully urge them to vote for HB 228. You may call 406-444-4800 to leave a message for your senator and for the Judiciary Committee.

D. Anastasia Shkursky

Libby