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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  (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.

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