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Posted on March 24, 2014
Last week, the Senate Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 212. Sponsored by state Senator Rick Ward (R-Port Allen), NRA-backed SB 212 would allow the use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting wild quadrupeds. In 2011, the Louisiana Legislature legalized the use of lawfully-owned suppressors for hunting non-game nuisance quadrupeds. Now, it's time for Louisiana to join the majority of other states which allow the use of these devices for hunting game animals. The use of a suppressor will help to prevent hearing loss and mitigate noise complaints for both experienced and novice hunters.
This measure now goes to the Louisiana Senate floor for a vote. Please contact your state Senator and respectfully urge him or her to SUPPORT Senate Bill 212. E-mail addresses for your state Senator can be found here. You may also reach your state Senator by calling (225) 342-2040 and asking for his or her Capitol office. You can determine your state Senator by clicking here.
The House Natural Resources and Environment Committee is scheduled to hear a similar NRA-supported House measure, House Bill 186, sponsored by state Representative Cameron Henry (R-Metairie), this Wednesday, March 26, at 9:30 a.m., in Committee Room 4 of the State Capitol. If you are able to attend this hearing in Baton Rouge, be sure to sign a “green card” in support of the bill; it does not mean you have to actually testify. If you cannot attend this hearing, please contact committee members below and urge them to SUPPORT House Bill 186:
House Natural Resources and Environment Committee:
Representative Gordon Dove (R-Houma), ChairmanLarep052@legis.la.gov Representative Stuart Bishop (R-Lafayette), Vice-ChairmanBishops@legis.la.gov Representative James K. Armes III (D-Leesville)Armesj@legis.la.gov Representative Robert Billiot (D-Westwego)Billiotr@legis.la.gov Representative Charles Chaney (R-Rayville)Chaneyb@legis.la.gov Representative Patrick Connick (R-Marrero)Connickp@legis.la.gov Representative Franklin Foil (R-Baton Rouge)Foilf@legis.la.gov Representative Ray Garofalo (R-Chalmette)Garofalor@legis.la.gov Representative Jerry Gisclair (D-Larose)Gisclairj@legis.la.gov Representative John Guinn (R-Jennings)Guinnj@legis.la.gov Representative Joe Harrison (R-Gray)Harrisoj@legis.la.gov Representative Ted James (D-Baton Rouge)James.firstname.lastname@example.org Representative Sam Jones (D-Franklin)Joness@legis.la.gov Representative Eddie Lambert (R-Gonzales)Larep059@legis.la.gov Representative Christopher Leopold (R-Belle Chasse)Leopoldc@legis.la.gov Representative Jack Montoucet (D-Crowley)Montoucj@legis.la.gov Representative Jim Morris (R-Oil City)Larep001@legis.la.gov Representative Stephen Ortego (D-Carencro)Ortegos@legis.la.gov Representative Clay Schexnayder (R-Gonzales)Schexnayderc@legis.la.gov
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