Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Hunting

Governor Vetoes Nevada Apprentice Hunting Bill

Friday, May 29, 2009

Your Support is Needed to Help Override the Governor’s Veto

On Thursday, May 28, Governor Jim Gibbons (R) vetoed Assembly Bill 246.  AB246 would establish an apprentice hunting license that would allow prospective hunters 12 years old and older to try their hand at hunting before completing a hunter education course.  Apprentice hunters would be required to be directly supervised in the field by a mentor who is at least 18 years old and who holds a valid Nevada hunting license.  Experience in more than two dozen other states shows that this apprentice hunting program is exceptionally safe and will bring many new hunters into the field. 

AB 246 passed the Assembly on May 15 by an overwhelming vote of 38 to 2 with 2 absent and passed the Senate on May 22 by a unanimous vote of 21 to 0.   Even with the overwhelming support by the Assembly and the Senate the Governor still decided to veto this important legislation to help preserve Nevada’s hunting heritage.

Hunter recruitment is critical to the long-term preservation of our hunting heritage.  Hunter numbers are declining and radical anti-hunting organizations like the Humane Society of the United States are doing everything they can to keep people from hunting.  Nevada currently ranks 49th among the states in hunter recruitment.  For every 100 Nevada hunters who permanently quit hunting, only 30 new hunters replace them.  This slide must be reversed, and AB246 will help in this effort. 

It is vital that Nevada’s sportsmen voice their support for the apprentice hunter program.  This dramatic step toward improving the state’s abysmal hunter recruitment rate is too important to reject.

It is CRUCIAL that you contact the Republican Minority Leaders and the Legislators listed below TODAY and respectfully urge them to vote to override the Governor’s veto of this important legislation.

State Assembly

Assemblywoman Heidi S. Gansert (R-25), Minority Leader
hgansert@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8837

Assemblyman John Hambrick (R-2)  
jhambrick@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8827

Assemblyman Richard McArthur (R-4)       
rmcarthur@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8829

Assemblyman Chad Christensen (R-13)
cchristensen@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8853

Assemblyman Joseph Hardy (R-20) 
jhardy@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8857

Assemblyman Lynn D. Stewart (R-22)
lynnstewart@cox.net
775-684-8823

Assemblyman Melissa Woodbury (R-23)
melissa@melissawoodbury.com
775-684-8503

Assemblyman Ty Cobb (R-26)
tcobb@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8848

Assemblyman Don Gustavson (R-32)         
dgustavson@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8851

Assemblyman John C. Carpenter (R-33)
jcarpenter@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8831

Assemblyman Pete Goicoechea (R-35)      
pgoicoechea@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8573

Assemblyman Ed Goedhart (R-36)   
egoedhart@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8805

Assemblyman Tom Grady (R-38)     
tgrady@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8507

Assemblyman James Settelmeyer (R-39)   
jsettelmeyer@asm.state.nv.us
775-684-8843

State Senate

Senator William J. Raggio (R- Washoe County No. 3), Minority Leader     wraggio@sen.state.nv.us
775-684-1419

Senator Mark E. Amodei (R-Capital Senatorial District)    
mamodei@sen.state.nv.us
775-684-1470

Senator Mike McGinness (R- Central Nevada Senatorial District) 
mmcginness@sen.state.nv.us
775-684-1442

Senator Dean A. Rhoads (R-Rural Nevada Senatorial District)     
drhoads@sen.state.nv.us
775-684-1447

Senator Barbara K Cegavske (R- Clark County No. 8)
bcegavske@sen.state.nv.us
775-684-1445

Senator Dennis Nolan (R- Clark County No. 9)      
dnolan@sen.state.nv.us
775-684-1421

Senator Warren B. Hardy II (R-Clark County No. 12)
whardy@sen.state.nv.us
775-684-1462

Senator Randolph Townsend (R-Washoe County No. 4)   
rtownsend@sen.state.nv.us
775-684-1450

Senator Maurice E. Washington (R-Washoe County No. 2)         
mwashington@sen.state.nv.us
775-684-1480

TRENDING NOW
Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Earlier today, the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 out of committee with a 4-3 vote. As drafted, this legislation has overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made to ...

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

On Friday, January 12, several amicus briefs were filed in the NRA and CRPA supported lawsuit challenging California’s restrictions against magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The lawsuit, titled Duncan v. Becerra, challenges California’s ...

Democrats' Exciting New Hope Adheres to Tired Old Anti-Gun Dogma

News  

Friday, January 12, 2018

Democrats' Exciting New Hope Adheres to Tired Old Anti-Gun Dogma

Democrats searching for a standard-bearer in the 2020 presidential election lit on long-time entertainment, media, and publishing figure Oprah Winfrey this week, following a speech Winfrey gave at a televised Hollywood extravaganza.

Virginia: Gun Control Tops New Governor’s Agenda

News  

Friday, January 12, 2018

Virginia: Gun Control Tops New Governor’s Agenda

This week, Virginia Governor McAuliffe and Governor-Elect Ralph Northam outlined their top priorities for the upcoming legislative session, and highlighted expanded background checks for all firearm sales and other transfers (so-called “universal” background checks) as ...

Indiana: Gun Bills Filed

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Indiana: Gun Bills Filed

With the 2018 Indiana legislative session underway, a number of bills affecting your Second Amendment and hunting rights have been filed.

Washington: Senate Law & Justice Committee to Hear Anti-Gun Bills Next Monday

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Washington: Senate Law & Justice Committee to Hear Anti-Gun Bills Next Monday

On Monday, January 15th at 10:00AM, the Senate Law & Justice Committee is scheduled to hear multiple anti-gun bills.  Testimony will be limited during the hearing, so all NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly ...

Washington: CPL Permit Confidentiality Bill Introduced

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Washington: CPL Permit Confidentiality Bill Introduced

Last week, Washington legislators introduced an NRA-backed bill to protect the private, personal information of Washington's concealed pistol license holders from public records requests.  Senate Bill 6173, sponsored by Senator Dean Takko (D-19), and House Bill ...

Washington: Substitute Versions of Gun Control Bills to Be Heard

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Washington: Substitute Versions of Gun Control Bills to Be Heard

Last night, anti-gun legislators introduced substitute bills for Senate Bill 5444 and Senate Bill 5463.  These substituted versions will replace the original bills that are scheduled for a public hearing on Monday, January 15th. NRA remains opposed ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Massachusetts: Your Action Needed on Critical Preemption Bill

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Massachusetts: Your Action Needed on Critical Preemption Bill

State Representative James Miceli (D-19th Middlesex) will be writing a letter to the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security urging them to vote favorably on House Bill 1296 to improve firearms preemption laws ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.