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Wyoming Rep Immediately Re-introduces Bill to Allow Suppressor Use

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:04 AM
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Re: Wyoming Rep Immediately Re-introduces Bill to Allow Suppressor Use

Awareness and accurate portrayal is something that needs to be addressed. The movie term " Silencer" and what they have shown on screen is not accurate. People need to understand they still can be heard and are not completely silent. That they just reduce the sound level to a safe and comfortable level along with a greatly reduced recoil. Not a silent laser beam like deal.

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:36 PM
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Re: Wyoming Rep Immediately Re-introduces Bill to Allow Suppressor Use

SF 132 has been assigned to the Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee where it will be heard early tomorrow morning (1-22) after the Committee convenes at 8:00am. It is important that you contact the following committee members and urge him or her to support SF 132.


This should be interesting. If it fails, I have a full list of the committee members, ye 'ole email will be put into overdrive


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Old 01-22-2013, 12:58 PM
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Re: Wyoming Rep Immediately Re-introduces Bill to Allow Suppressor Use

I heard this bill will not allow suppressors for the use of hunting big game. Maybe someone can clarify.
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Re: Wyoming Rep Immediately Re-introduces Bill to Allow Suppressor Use

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I heard this bill will not allow suppressors for the use of hunting big game. Maybe someone can clarify.


...... introduced a bill yesterday (1/16) that would further expand the rights of hunters in the Cowboy State. Senate File 132 would repeal the state prohibition on hunting with sound suppressors (which are additionally regulated under federal law) while providing additional penalties for those who use them illegally."


I'm really surprised this came so quickly, crap, I got the notification form the NRA-ILA late last night. Kinda makes it hard to support....or maybe that was the intent.


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Old 01-22-2013, 06:18 PM
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Re: Wyoming Rep Immediately Re-introduces Bill to Allow Suppressor Use

Wyoming Senate Committee Approves Pro-Hunting Reform

The Wyoming Senate Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee voted 4 to 1 in favor of a pro-hunting reform authored by Senator Ogden Driskill (R-1). Senate File 132 would repeal the state prohibition on hunting with sound suppressors (which are additionally regulated under federal law) while providing additional penalties for those who use them illegally. This bill is now eligible for a vote in the full Senate. A date for this Senate floor vote has not been scheduled at this time but please call and e-mail your state Senator urging him or her to vote in favor of this meaningful hunting improvement legislation! Your senator’s contact information can be found here.
An identical version of this legislation was introduced earlier this month in the state House as House Bill 5. However, the House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee defeated it by a vote that was neither announced nor made public. Senator Driskill introduced SF 132 to accomplish what HB 5 was supposed to do before it was unfairly dismissed.
Noise complaints are being used more frequently as an excuse to close shooting ranges, informal shooting areas and hunting lands throughout the country. Increased use of suppressors will help to eliminate many of these complaints and protect hunting and shooting areas well into the future. Currently, more than half of the states across the country allow hunters to use suppressors. Recently Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas adopted new rules allowing for use of suppressors when hunting game. It’s time that hunters in Wyoming are able to enjoy the same opportunities available to sportsmen in more than half of the country. For more information on firearms and suppressors, click here.
In order to acquire a suppressor, a purchaser must submit the appropriate paperwork to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives where long wait times for approval are unfortunately common (four to six months). Also, purchasers must undergo a background check by the FBI, find a licensed dealer authorized to conduct the transaction and pay a one-time $200 tax for each device. While suppressors do not eliminate the sound of a firearm, they do reduce the muzzle report in a manner similar to the way that a muffler reduces exhaust noise from a vehicle. The benefits associated with suppressor use include increased accuracy due to reduced recoil and muzzle blast, protection from hearing damage and reduced noise pollution.
Thank you to those who contacted members of the Senate Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee, and to theSenatorswho voted to expand the rights of law-abiding sportsmen. Your NRA-ILA will continue to update you once a date is scheduled for the Senate’s final action on SF 132. In the meantime, please continue to call and encourage your state senator to support this meaningful hunting improvement legislation! Your senator’s contact information can be found here.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:20 PM
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Re: Wyoming Rep Immediately Re-introduces Bill to Allow Suppressor Use

With this small step forward, we need to stay on top of the situation, please take the time to contact your reps & senators to encourage the passage of this bill.

We can do this.


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Old 01-28-2013, 05:36 PM
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Re: Wyoming Rep Immediately Re-introduces Bill to Allow Suppressor Use

More news:

...Additionally, the state Senate voted this morning (1/28) to repeal the state prohibition on hunting with sound suppressors (which are additionally regulated under federal law) while providing additional penalties for those who use them illegally. In a 23-7 vote, the Senate passed Senate File 132, introduced by Senator Ogden Driskill (R-01). This bill now goes to the House for consideration, so please contact your state Representative and politely encourage his or her support of this common-sense hunting reform measure.


We're getting there Gentlemen, But we still need your help. Please take the time to contact the appropriate parties with your support.


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