From Missouri First: Thanks to an incredible outcry from the People, the Second Amendment Preservation Act is only two steps away from finally passing both the Senate and the House and being placed on Governor Nixon’s desk.
Thursday, Rep. Caleb Jones, the chair of the House General Laws Committee, made a special effort to squeeze in a hearing for SB 613 and vote it out of his committee. Without delay, he forwarded the bill to the Rules Committee, where the very pro-2nd Amendment chairman, Rep. Jeannie Riddle, is expected to give it a fast track to the House floor.That’s where floor leader, Rep. John Diehl takes over. Rep. Diehl is expected to get it to the floor for final passage before the end of next week. That’s very good news because the following week is spring break for the legislature.
What You Can Do: Before Wednesday of next week, please make a special effort to contact your state rep and ask him or her to make sure three things happen:
- SB 613 passes by the end of the week.
- There are no amendments to it (otherwise it is greatly slowed up).
- Commit to vote for the bill now and also to override the governor’s veto later.
To call or e-mail your Legislators: Legislator Look-up
The best way to get these commitments from your rep is to talk to them in person. There’s numerous events where you can talk face to face, since we are now in campaign season.
2nd Amendment Work Day At the Capitol on Tuesday: Tuesday, March 11th, will be a work day at the Capitol in Jefferson City. We will meet at 10:00 am outside Sen. Brian Nieves’ office, Room 423. We will split up and ask each House member to hang an “I Support the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act” poster outside their office.
Keep Your Powder Dry: After next week, we’ll have one final push to cross the finish line with the strongest 2nd Amendment protection in the Country. Gov. Nixon will have 15 days to decide once the bill is delivered to him. We expect him to veto SAPA, but as early as the first week of April, the General Assembly will have the chance to override the veto. We’ll need to spend those 15 days shoring up the votes needed for the override.
Thank you for your continued devotion to the defense of our constitutional rights!