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Arakansas to Consider Proposed Constitutional Amendment Recognizing the Right to Hunt, Trap, and Fish!

Monday, March 21, 2005

The Senate and House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committees are currently considering SJR 1, a proposed constitutional amendment that would recognize and protect the right to hunt, trap, and fish in Arkansas. Introduced by Senator Steve Faris (D-27), SJR 1 is needed to ensure our hunting heritage is protected for future generations of Arkansans.  Please contact members of the Senate and House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee and urge them to support SJR 1, and thank those who are already cosponsors. You can find information on committee members at www.arkleg.state.ar.us. Unfortunately, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) has taken a position of opposition to SJR 1 specifically because it protects hunting, trapping, and fishing as rights.  Please contact the AGFC and urge the commissioners to support the rights of hunters by supporting SJR 1. The AGFC can be reached at (800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6300.  You can find further contact information for your legislators by using the "Write Your Representatives" tool at www.NRAILA.org.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.