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Maine: Multiple Hunting Measures to be Worked on in Committee

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Maine: Multiple Hunting Measures to be Worked on in Committee

Next week, the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee is expected to vote on both pro-hunting and anti-hunting measures.  Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT pro-hunting measures LD 635 and LD 666, and to OPPOSE anti-hunting measure LD 1015.

Legislative Document 635 repeals the requirement to obtain a permit before hunting with a noise suppression device.  Of the forty states where you can hunt with a suppressor, Maine is the only one that requires a permit to do so.  It’s a laborious process that ties up state IF&W resources, and does nothing to enhance public safety. There are numerous benefits to hunting with suppressed firearms, including: eliminating noise complaints that are frequently an excuse to close hunting lands; reduction in recoil and muzzle rise to help increase the accuracy of hunters; and reduction in muzzle report and the risk that a hunter will suffer permanent hearing loss if they fail to use hearing protection.

Legislative Document 666 allows a person who holds a junior hunting license, has completed a relevant hunter safety course, and is at least 14 years of age, to hunt without being accompanied by a junior hunter supervisor.  Considering the number of hunters in the U.S. is on the decline, and has significantly declined in the past couple of decades, we must do everything we possibly can to reverse this trend.

Legislative Document 1015 prohibits the use of lead ammunition when hunting.  The use of lead ammunition is under attack by anti-hunting and anti-gun extremists who ignore science and misinform policy makers and the public on the effects of extremely small amounts of lead. In truth, these extremists want lead ammunition banned because it discourages participation in hunting and shooting.  Traditional ammunition is significantly cheaper than its alternatives.  Increasing the price of ammunition will only ensure lower income hunters likely won’t be able to provide food for their families. Further, the alternatives to lead ammunition can be less lethal (and therefore less ethical for hunting), and generally are not better for the environment.  Make no mistake, the ultimate goal is to end hunting, and this is the first step.

Again, please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT LD’s 635 and 666, and to OPPOSE LD 1015. ​

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Louisiana: House Passes Constitutional Carry, Now Headed to Gov. Landry’s Desk for His Signature

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Louisiana: House Passes Constitutional Carry, Now Headed to Gov. Landry’s Desk for His Signature

Today, the House voted 75-28 to pass Senate Bill 1, the NRA-backed constitutional carry legislation that passed the Senate last week.

Washington: Two Anti-Gun Bills Advance Through the Legislature

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Washington: Two Anti-Gun Bills Advance Through the Legislature

On Tuesday, February 27th, HB 2118, the “FFL Killer” passed the Senate, and SB 5444, "sensitive places" expansion, passed the House. Both bills were amended in the second chamber and now must return to their ...

Minnesota: Two Anti Gun Bills Scheduled to be Heard in Committee

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Minnesota: Two Anti Gun Bills Scheduled to be Heard in Committee

On Thursday February 28th at 10:30 am, House File 601 and House File 4300 will be heard in Room 200 of the State Office Building by the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee and the Children and ...

Colorado: Anti-Gun Bills Continue to Move through the State Legislature

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Colorado: Anti-Gun Bills Continue to Move through the State Legislature

Two anti-gun bills continue to move in the Colorado State Legislature. HB24-1174, introduced by Majority Leader Monica Duran (D-HD 23),  is set to be heard next week in the House Finance Committee. HB24-1310 , introduced by ...

Maine: PETITION: Stand with Maine Gun Retailers

Monday, February 26, 2024

Maine: PETITION: Stand with Maine Gun Retailers

Gun Control groups are launching an all-out assault on the Second Amendment in Maine. Their most recent tactic?

Maine: Rally to Stop Extreme Gun-Control Next Week

Friday, March 1, 2024

Maine: Rally to Stop Extreme Gun-Control Next Week

If you have been paying attention, you are already aware that anti-gun politicians in Augusta have released an all-out assault on your Second Amendment rights.

Michigan: “Gun-Free Zone” Legislation Passed in the Senate

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Michigan: “Gun-Free Zone” Legislation Passed in the Senate

House Bill 4127 and House Bill 4128, legislation that would restrict law-abiding gun owners in and around polling places, which includes ballot drop boxes, passed out of the Senate will be sent back to the House ...

South Dakota: Enhanced Conceal Carry Legislation Headed to Governor Noem's Desk

Thursday, February 29, 2024

South Dakota: Enhanced Conceal Carry Legislation Headed to Governor Noem's Desk

On February 27th, Senate Bill 203 received final passage on the House floor on a vote of 62-8. The legislation will now head to Governor Noem's desk for her consideration.

South Carolina: Permitless Carry Passes the Senate, Waiting on Concurrence by the House

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

South Carolina: Permitless Carry Passes the Senate, Waiting on Concurrence by the House

Last week, South Carolina moved one step closer to becoming the 28th state to enact Permitless/Constitutional Carry! This effort has been years in the making, clearing a major hurdle by passing the Senate, which has been ...

Ohio: Gun Owner Credit Card Privacy Bill Passes the Senate

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Ohio: Gun Owner Credit Card Privacy Bill Passes the Senate

Yesterday, the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee passed Senate Bill 148, The Second Amendment Privacy Act. The bill was quickly sent to the Senate floor where it passed by a vote of 25-7. This ...

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