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Appropriations Bill Passes with Pro-Gun Amendments

Friday, July 18, 2014

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved the FY15 Interior Appropriations bill.  This bill contains a number of pro-gun general provisions and will now head to the U.S. House floor for consideration.

The FY15 Interior Appropriations bill includes the following pro-gun provisions:

  • Section 115 – Protecting Lawful Ivory: A prohibition of funds for the Fish and Wildlife Service to change current ivory regulations.

  • Section 426 – Protecting Traditional Ammunition & Fishing Tackle - A prohibition of funds for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the lead content of ammunition, ammunition components, or fishing tackle under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

  • Section 431 - Protecting Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting - A provision to protect recreational activities and access on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service.

We will continue to keep you updated as the appropriations process moves forward.

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