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Posted on March 15, 2013
On Monday, March 18 at 10 a.m., the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will hear House Bill 1563 that would allow hunters in Indiana to use lawfully-possessed suppressors (also referred to as silencers) on firearms while hunting. HB 1563, sponsored by state Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57) and state senators Carlin Yoder (R-12) and Richard Young (D-47), recently passed in the Indiana House by an overwhelming 96-2 vote.
Currently, more than half of the states allow hunters to use suppressors while hunting. There are numerous benefits to hunting with suppressed firearms, including:
Recently, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming adopted new rules allowing for the use of suppressors when hunting game. It’s time that hunters in Indiana are able to enjoy the same opportunities available to sportsmen in more than half of the country. For more information on hunting with suppressors, click here.
Please contact members of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee below and respectfully urge them to support House Bill 1563:
Senator Carlin Yoder (R-12), Chairman
Senator Michael Crider (R-28)
Senator Lindel Hume (D-48)
Senator Dennis Kruse (R-14)
Senator Ryan Mishler (R-9)
Senator Tim Skinner (D-38)
Senator John Waterman (R-39)
Senator Brent Steele (R-44)
Senator Jim Tomes (R-49)
Senator Richard Young, Jr. (D-47)
Hunting with Suppressors
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