Thursday, March 19, 2009

There's still time to contact the legislature about two important bills

The Fate of Two Pro-Gun Bills Rests in the Hands of the Kentucky State Senate Leadership!
Contact Senate Leadership Today!

Unfortunately, the Kentucky legislature played party politics in Frankfort the last two days of the working session and two pro-gun bills may of failed as a result. Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 are the only two legislative days left after the veto session to consider these pro-gun bills, so it is critical that Senate Leadership hear from you today.

Please contact Senate Leadership and respectfully urge them to take up House Bill 419 on Thursday, March 26. Ask them to attach the NRA-backed amendment and send it to the full Senate for consideration. The NRA-backed amendment would strip HB 419 of its original language and would require Universities to comply with current Kentucky Code allowing gun owners to keep their firearms in a locked vehicle on public and private property.

Also, please respectfully urge Senate Leadership to bring HB 358 with no additional amendments to the floor for consideration by the full Senate. HB358 has been amended to contain the original language from HB 419. This bill would now permit citizens to carry firearms for self-defense while engaged in hunting, fishing, trapping, and other activities, and would clarify that citizens may do what is necessary for self-defense in the case of a wild animal attack, without fear of unjustified prosecution.

At this time all legislators are back and forth between the capitol and their districts, so please take the time to use all the contact information listed below.

Senate Leadership
State Senator David Williams (R-16), Senate President
Office (502) 564-3120
District (270) 433-7777

State Senator Katie Stine (R-24), President Pro Tempore
Office (502) 564-3120
District (859) 781-5311

State Senator Dan Kelly (R-14), Majority Floor Leader
Office (502) 564-2450
District (859) 336-9048

State Senator Dan Seum (R-38), Majority Caucus Chair
Office (502) 564-2450
District (502) 749-2859

State Senator Carroll Gibson (R-5), Majority Whip
Office (502) 564-2450
District (270) 230-5866

State Senator Ed Worley (D-34), Minority Floor Leader
Office (502) 564-2470
District (859) 625-5536

State Senator Johnny Turner (D-29), Minority Caucus Chair
Office (502) 564-6136
District (606) 377-6962

State Senator Jerry Rhoads (D-6), Minority Whip
Office (502) 564-2470
District (270) 825-2949

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