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DAILY ALERT FOR Saturday, March 07, 2015

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DAILY ALERT FOR Saturday, March 07, 2015

 

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HUNTING LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Minnesota: Anti-Hunting Bill Introduced in State House
Last week, an anti-hunting bill aimed at banning the use of lead shot while hunting was introduced in the Minnesota Legislature. House File 1274 would significantly alter the face of hunting in Minnesota.

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HUNTING
New Jersey: Fish and Game Council Adopts Updated Black Bear Management Policy

This week, the New Jersey Fish and Game Council approved an updated Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy that would increase hunting opportunities and enhance public education on black bear encounters. Now, the proposal must be approved by the Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin before it appears in the New Jersey Register and is opened for public comment.

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
South Carolina: Pro-Gun Bills Advance out of Subcommittee
Yesterday, House Bill 3025 and House Bill 3116 advanced out of the General and Family Laws Subcommittee and now await full House Judiciary Committee consideration. House Bill 3306 still remains in the Subcommittee, pending consideration.

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HUNTING LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Committee Hearing Scheduled on a Bill to Ban the Sale and Possession of Legally-Owned Ivory
Assembly Bill 96 is scheduled to be heard in the state Assembly Waters, Parks and Wildlife Committee on Tuesday, March 10. This legislation was written with the good intentions to help stop the illegal trade in wildlife, as well as poaching for meat and products such as horns and tusks. Unfortunately, AB 96 would do nothing to promote the purported goal of addressing poaching and the illegal ivory trade. AB 96 would only impose a heavy burden on law-abiding citizens and deprive them of the value of property that was originally obtained legally and in good faith.

 

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arkansas: Pro-Gun Bills Progress in General Assembly
This week, two pro-gun bills have advanced in the Arkansas Legislature.

ROLL CALL
Lawmakers Decry ATF’s Proposed AR-15 Bullet Restrictions

An Obama administration proposal to prohibit certain bullets has been raising the ire of lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week, with senators on Thursday joining calls for the executive branch to back down.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Obama’s move to ban AR-15 ammo is being shot down by House lawmakers

A majority of House lawmakers now are on record opposing the Obama administration’s proposed ban on ammunition commonly used in AR-15 rifles.

THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Gun-free zones put innocent in danger

Would you post a sign announcing that your home is a gun-free zone? Would you feel safer? Criminals don’t obey these signs. In fact, to criminals, gun-free zones look like easy targets.So why do we put up these signs in other places? On Thursday, amid opposition from state education leaders, the Assembly Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Assembly Bill 148, which would allow concealed-weapons permit holders to carry at public college campuses and schools under some circumstances.

 

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