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Senator Udall Wants to Hear From You

Friday, March 30, 2012

Because the expansion of America's urban and suburban areas has crowded out many shooting areas and made it increasingly difficult to find a place to shoot, last September, U.S. Sens. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) introduced S. 1249, a bill that would help remedy this problem by promoting the construction and maintenance of target ranges on public lands.  In the U.S. House of Representatives, Reps. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) introduced a companion bill, H. R. 3065.

S. 1249/H. R. 3065 would amend the Pittman-Robertson Act, a 70-year-old federal law that uses federal excise taxes on firearms and ammunition to fund wildlife conservation programs and the construction of shooting ranges. The bill's improvements to the Pittman-Robertson Act would allow the states far greater ability to purchase land, build new target ranges, and improve the ranges that currently exist.

The bill would also provide new authority for states to use Pittman-Robertson funds to acquire lands to use for target range development, and would give the states up to five years to use Pittman-Robertson funds for range projects and land acquisition.

Last month, Sens. Udall and Risch sent a letter to the Committee on Environment & Public Works's Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-Okla.), urging them to hold a hearing on the bill.  Holding a hearing on the bill is a step toward having it pass committee and be ready to be taken up by the full Senate for a vote.

As Sen. Udall fights to advance this important NRA-backed legislation, he needs your immediate support.  Please click here to see what you can do to help.



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