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New York Hunter License Update!

Friday, December 2, 2005

Following a recent "investigative" story by local NBC affiliate "I-Team 10" in Rochester that revealed a small number of hunting licenses have been issued to convicted felons over the past decade, a local lawmaker has responded by suggesting that hunters undergo a criminal background check prior to being issued a hunting license. While NRA strongly believes that felons should not have access to firearms, the solution is not to treat all hunters as suspected criminals. Performing background checks on hunters will result in delays and increased costs that will undoubtedly be passed along to all New York hunters in the form of increased license fees. Please call Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-54) today at (518) 455-2366, and tell him you strongly oppose legislation to require NICS checks for all hunters.

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