Today, House Bill 2457 passed in the state House Energy and Natural Resources Committee by an 8 to 0 vote with a “do pass” recommendation. This important bill now goes to the House floor for a vote.
Sponsored by Brenda Barton (R-5), HB 2457 would allow an individual to carry an additional firearm for personal protection while hunting, as long as that firearm is not used for the taking of wildlife. This bill simply allows hunters the ability to adequately defend themselves from a variety of potential outdoor crimes.
We thank NRA members who contacted members of the House Energy and Natural Resources and asked them to support HB 2457! Please contact your state Representative and respectfully urge him or her to support HB 2457. Contact information for your state Representative can be found here.