Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

Connecticut: Hunting Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearing

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Connecticut: Hunting Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearing

On Monday, March 6, the Connecticut Joint Committee on Environment has scheduled a hearing for several hunting bills.  Two bills, House Bill 5499 and Senate Bill 522, would expand hunting opportunities for Connecticut residents by legalizing firearm hunting on Sundays and creating a bear hunting season, respectively.  Unfortunately, Senate Bill 942 would ban the importation, possession, sale, or transport of any legally acquired hunting trophies of African “Big Five” species.

Please contact the members of the committee and urge them to SUPPORT both HB 5499 and SB 522!  Also, please urge them to OPPOSE SB 942.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact the committee members!

HB 5499, sponsored by state Representatives Kevin Skulczyck (R-45), Linda Orange (D-48), and Ezequiel Santiago (D-130), will legalize firearm hunting on private land on Sundays.  Because of the current prohibition, many hunters are prevented from introducing their children or friends to hunting because they are competing with organized sports and other activities on Saturday, which is currently their only opportunity to hunt outside of the work week.  Countless hunters stop hunting because of the lack of opportunity, time restrictions and accessible land.  The addition of an extra day in the field, especially on the weekend, increases the opportunity for those individuals to experience hunting.  Opening hunting on Sundays is vital to preserving Connecticut’s hunting heritage for future generations to come.

Other outdoor activities are allowed on Sunday, including those that take place on public and private property, such as fishing, hiking and golf.  Restrictions on Sunday hunting effectively treat hunters as second-class citizens and tacitly endorse the view of animal extremists that there is something wrong with hunting.  Such a view ignores the fact that hunting is part of America’s heritage and hunters contribute billions of dollars to wildlife and conservation programs, through license fees and revenues generated through purchases of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment.

SB 522, sponsored by state Senator Craig Miner (R-30), would authorize the creation of a bear hunting season in Connecticut.  Hunters play a vital role in the state’s conservation efforts. State wildlife officials may use hunting to control bear populations, reduce human interactions with bears in certain areas, and maintain a sustainable and healthy bear population.  Authorizing bear hunting would help ensure that Connecticut’s wildlife management techniques are based on sound science and not emotion.

SB 942, would ban the importation, possession, sale, or transport of any legally acquired hunting trophies of African “Big Five” species.  Anti-hunting extremists have long targeted legal African big game hunting, while claiming that they were combating illegal poaching.  In reality, these hunts are carried out in a sustainable manner by law-abiding hunters and are an integral part of conservation efforts based on sound science.  Further, revenue from these sportsmen fund conservation and anti-poaching efforts in many foreign countries.

Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on these bills. 

TRENDING NOW
Biden Administration Bans Importation of Russian Ammunition

News  

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Biden Administration Bans Importation of Russian Ammunition

The Biden Administration’s Department of State announced that it will soon prohibit the importation of Russian ammunition into the United States. According to a release on the Department of State’s website, “[n]ew and pending permit applications ...

Virginia: Terry McAuliffe Wants to Ban Guns, Register Gun Owners, and Restrict Carry

News  

Monday, October 18, 2021

Virginia: Terry McAuliffe Wants to Ban Guns, Register Gun Owners, and Restrict Carry

Virginians are increasingly exercising their Second Amendment rights. NICS Checks in the commonwealth were up more than 60-percent from 2019 to 2020. From 2019 to 2021 there was a 21-percent increase in the number of ...

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.

NYSRPA Case Exposes Biden’s Anti-Second Amendment Bias, Vindicates Opposition to Garland

News  

Monday, October 18, 2021

NYSRPA Case Exposes Biden’s Anti-Second Amendment Bias, Vindicates Opposition to Garland

Further evidence of Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland’s contempt for the Second Amendment has emerged in recent weeks.

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Monday, June 30, 2014

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.

The View Doesn’t Appreciate a Right

News  

Monday, October 18, 2021

The View Doesn’t Appreciate a Right

Women, and especially black women, are increasingly buying firearms for self-defense. This reality did not sit well with the hosts of a somehow still-running daytime talk show.

DOJ Releases Biden Gun Confiscation Order Legislation

News  

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

DOJ Releases Biden Gun Confiscation Order Legislation

DOJ has made clear that Garland’s selective definition of “civil rights” has no room for the Second Amendment...

Ohio: Senate Passes Emergency Powers Bill

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Ohio: Senate Passes Emergency Powers Bill

Yesterday, the Senate voted 23-7 to pass Senate Bill 185, to guarantee that Second Amendment rights remain protected during emergencies.

Anti-gunners Launch Campaign to Intimidate U.S. Supreme Court as Second Amendment Case Looms

News  

Monday, October 11, 2021

Anti-gunners Launch Campaign to Intimidate U.S. Supreme Court as Second Amendment Case Looms

For many decades, gun control proponents who saw their fortunes wane in legislatures from coast to coast and who were unable to get traction with Congress could at least console themselves with the thought that ...

House-Passed NDAA includes Anti-Gun Provisions

News  

Sunday, September 26, 2021

House-Passed NDAA includes Anti-Gun Provisions

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense bill that directs funding for our nation’s military.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.