Proposed Amendment #2 will protect our hunting heritage from attacks initiated by well-funded anti-hunting activists who have assailed sportsmen throughout the country in recent years. In addition, it specifies that wildlife management decisions will be based on sound science, not the emotions of radical animal “rights” groups. Just look at the words of Wayne Pacelle, President of the most powerful animal “rights” interest group in the country, the Humane Society of the United States:
“Our opponents say hunting is a tradition. We say traditions can change.” - Bozeman Daily Chronicle
“If we could shut down all sport hunting in a moment, we would.” -Associated Press
All Nebraskans need to vote YES on PROPOSED AMENDMENT #2. This constitutional protection is essential to protect wildlife and promote conservation; efforts that sportsmen have spearheaded for generations. Don’t let animal “rights” radicals invade Nebraska and destroy the state’s diverse and flourishing wildlife populations!
THE FUTURE OF OUR HUNTING HERITAGE DEPENDS ON YOUR VOTE!
Your vote will help create permanent protections for sportsmen and conservation in Nebraska. The measure would add Section 25 to Article XV of the Nebraska Constitution specifying:
XV-25 The citizens of Nebraska have the right to hunt, to fish, and to harvest wildlife, including by the use of traditional methods, subject only to laws, rules, and regulations regarding participation and that promote wildlife conservation and management and that preserve the future of hunting, fishing, and harvesting of wildlife. Public hunting, fishing, and harvesting of wildlife shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. This section shall not be construed to modify any provision of law relating to trespass or property rights. This section shall not be construed to modify any provision of law relating to Article XV, section 4, Article XV, section 5, Article XV, section 6, or Article XV, section 7 of this constitution.
The Ballot language will read:
A vote FOR this constitutional amendment would set forth a constitutional right to hunt, to fish, and to harvest wildlife and would designate public hunting, fishing, and harvesting of wildlife as a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. The right set forth by this constitutional amendment would be subject to certain laws, rules, and regulations, and this constitutional amendment would not be construed to modify current laws relating to trespass or property right laws or constitutional provisions pertaining to water.
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.