‘New Sportsmen’s Act’ introduced, will protect lead ammo, tackle


Lee’s note: This just arrived from the National Shooting Sports Foundation – federal legislation designed to safeguard the use of lead ammo, in addition to promoting hunting, fishing and shooting activities.

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta Introduces
New Sportsmen’s Act, HR 3590

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, today noted that Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Bob Latta (R-Ohio) has introduced HR 3590, a new bipartisan version of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta

(SHARE) Act of 2013.

Earlier this year, Latta and CSC Co-Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), joined by Vice-Chairs, U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), introduced the SHARE Act as a package of pro-sportsmen’s legislation designed to safeguard and promote America’s hunting and fishing traditions. The legislation enjoys wide support from both sides of the political aisle.

“The SHARE Act is made up of several pro-sportsmen’s bills that will help ensure our outdoor traditions are preserved, protected and promoted. HR 3590 addresses some of the most pressing concerns of American hunters and recreational shooters. Its passage would be a significant accomplishment for the sportsmen’s community and for America. We salute Congressman Latta for his continuing stewardship of this important legislation.”

Priorities addressed in the SHARE Act include: protecting the traditional use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle by American hunters and anglers, the potential increase of more Pittman-Robertson funds for shooting ranges, the permanent authorization of the electronic duck stamp, and helping facilitate the use of and access to Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands and waters for hunting, recreational fishing and shooting. It also prohibits the enforcement of individual firearm regulations at water resources development projects administered by the Corps of Engineers, and prohibits additional fees for commercial filming on federal lands and waterways.

In addition, this legislation will also permanently establish the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Advisory Committee to advise the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture on wildlife and habitat conservation, hunting and recreational shooting.

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.


About Author

Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.


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  3. Whatta Latta crap! I expect better from our elected officials.

    This is a “no-brainer,” folks. Lead should be banned for ALL hunting and fishing. Thousands of waterfowl sicken and die annually after ingesting lost lead fishing weights (“sinkers”), birds such as swans, loons, cormorants, diving ducks, et al. The American Bird Conservancy has compiled nearly 500 studies documenting the dangers of lead in the environment. Secondary lead poisoning of scavengers is also a big problem: condors, vultures, eagles, foxes, badgers, coyotes, ravens, jays and others.

    California earlier this year passed a law banning the use of lead ammo for all hunting, the first in the nation. Hopefully, others will soon follow suit. Tellingly, only ONE Republican voted for this commonsense legislation on either the Senate or House floor. Shouldn’t environmental protection be a bipartisan issue? Aldo Leopold and Teddy Roosevelt must be whirling in their graves.

    And sportsmen, if they’re the true conservationists they claim to be, should be leading these efforts, the NRA’s paranoia notwithstanding.

    For an informative website, see – http://www.huntingwithnonlead.org

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