Wyoming – -(Ammoland.com)- Things are moving so fast in Cheyenne, it’s hard to put out emails fast enough!
As we told you Tuesday night, the Senate took a sledgehammer to our Stand-Your-Ground law with a massive strike-after amendment that gutted key components of the bill.
However, after your calls and emails demanding that they fix the bill, I’m happy to report that the Senate fixed much of the damage they did the day before!
- The Senate then passed their Stand-Your-Ground bill (S.F. 71) through the Senate for the third and final time.
- In the House, our bill there (H.B. 168) passed through today for the third and final time. Even better, it did so with no weakening amendments!
I can tell you that WYGO staff who are working the legislature are hearing from dozens of lawmakers about the number of calls and emails they are receiving from WYGO members!
Thank you so much for your activism — everyone here in the Capitol is hearing from you and talking about it!
From here, the process gets a little bit confusing.
Each chamber has passed a version of Stand-Your-Ground law. Now the opposite chamber needs to take up the other chamber’s version of Stand-Your-Ground law and pass it for this process to be over.
In other words, the House needs to pass the Senate’s version or the Senate needs to pass the House’s version — and it has to happen by the end of the day Monday!
In the coming days, we’re going to have action steps that we need you to take to make sure that your lawmakers know what you want them to do.
For today, I hope you’ll consider joining Wyoming Gun Owners as a member if you haven’t already done so.
I’ll be blunt: we need your help.
We have been mobilizing people using targeted social media, radio ads, direct mail, not to mention having our membership coordinator speaking to groups all over the state.
Our policy advisor has been working the scene in Cheyenne almost every day this session, for 8-12 hours a day.
We’re using every tool in our disposal to maintain the pressure in the Capitol, but we’re running low on funds to keep this going.
About Wyoming Gun Owners:
Wyoming Gun Owners is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens’ organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as guaranteed by Article 1 Section 24 of the Wyoming Constitution and the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Wyoming Gun Owners is the only organization taking action at this level–with an aggressive program designed to mobilize public support for pro-gun legislation as well as opposition to gun control. www.wyominggunowners.org