Montana Powder & Primers Bill Hearing Scheduled

Montana Powder & Primers Bill Hearing Scheduled
SB 371, powder/primers bill hearing, 3/3, Thursday 2011.

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Montana Powder & Primers Bill Hearing Scheduled
Montana Shooting Sports Association
Montana Shooting Sports Association

Washington, DC –-(’s # 2 bill, SB 371, our bill to encourage the manufacture of smokeless powder, primers and cartridge brass in Montana has been scheduled for its public hearing before the House Taxation Committee for Thursday, 3/31, at 8 AM, in room 152 of the State Capitol.

Please contact Committee members and ask the to restore to the bill two features removed in the Senate; the tax breaks and the liability protection. come to the hearing if you can.

The tax breaks won’t cost Montana anything because there is no such business in Montana now. If such a business starts, it will provide jobs for Montana.

Montana already has liability protection for firearms and ammunition manufactures. The liability protection we want in the bill merely extends this same protection to future manufacturers of powder, primers and brass.

Remember, this is a clear RKBA issue. There are only two plants in the US that make powder now, and they’re both owned by giant defense contractors. All other powder we use for ammo is imported, and subject to any arbitrary import restriction. We need to get business like this jump-started in Montana to assure our ammunition supplies.

Thanks for your help!!!

Also, SB 414, wolf control, was passed by the Senate today on Second Reading by 30-20

House Taxation Committee

  • Chair: Mark Blasdel (R-Somers)
  • Vice Chair: Mike Miller (R-Helmville)
  • Vice Chair: Dick Barrett (D-Missoula)
  • Steve Fitzpatrick (R-Great Falls)
  • Kelly Flynn (R-Townsend)
  • Alan Hale (R-Basin)
  • Brian Hoven (R-Great Falls)
  • Austin Knudsen (R-Culbertson)
  • Steve Lavin (R-Kalispell)
  • Sue Malek (D-Missoula)
  • Edie McClafferty (D-Butte)
  • Mary McNally (D-Billings)
  • Jerry O’Neil (R-Columbia Falls)
  • Mike Phillips (D-Bozeman)
  • Lee Randall (R-Broadus)
  • Wayne Stahl (R-Saco)
  • Janna Taylor (R-Dayton)
  • Kathleen Williams (D-Bozeman)
  • Max Yates (R-Butte)
Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
author, Gun Laws of Montana

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