November 26th, 2012

Final Vote on Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 Expected Today

Report by Jeff Williams, AccurateShooter Correspondent
Important legislation regarding ammunition and hunting rights is slated for a final vote in the U.S. Senate today. The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525) includes the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act (S. 838) that would clarify that ammunition is excluded from EPA regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Anti-hunting groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity are suing the EPA to force a ban on traditional ammunition made with lead components. Such a ban could devastate hunting and shooting sports participation and drive up ammunition prices by 200%.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) recommends that hunters and shooters contact their U.S. Senators and express support for the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012. Here is the notice from the NSSF:

NSSF Notice — THIS IS IT! Take Action Now!

Call your U.S. Senators 202-224-3121

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote today, Monday, Nov. 26, on the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525). All hunters, target shooters and firearms owners should call your senators on Monday and urge them to vote YES on the Sportsmen’s Act (S.3525), the most important [legislation] for the benefit of sportsmen in a generation.

No less than 46 of the nation’s leading sportsmen and conservation groups including NRA, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, American Sportfishing Association, International Game Fish Association, Center for Coastal Conservation, and Boone and Crockett Club are championing S.3525. This bipartisan legislation is strongly supported by the NSSF.

A similar package of bills–the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012 (H.R. 4089)–was passed by the House in the spring by a bipartisan vote of 276 to 146. Passage of this pro-sportsmen’s legislation will promote, protect and preserve our nation’s hunting, shooting and conservation heritage for generations to come.

Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to urge your senators to SUPPORT the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012. Find complete contact information for your elected officials here.

Contact Your Senators

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