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Congratulations — the SHARE Act Passed!

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Recently, The Shooter’s Log joined the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) in urging support for the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. Congress received an overwhelming response and responded with a favorable bipartisan vote. Here’s the official response from the NSSF. National Shooting Sports Foundation Logo The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearms industry trade association, praised the passage today by the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act.

“The SHARE Act will help ensure that our nation’s outdoor traditions are preserved, protected and promoted. This bipartisan legislation addresses many key priorities for American hunters and recreational shooters and its passage by the House represents a significant accomplishment for the sportsmen’s community and for America,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “We would especially like to thank the leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, Co-Chairmen Congressmen Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Tim Walz (D-MN) and Vice Chairmen Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Gene Green (D-TX), as well as Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) for their bipartisan leadership and commitment to America’s sportsmen.” NSSF, along with a number of its partner organizations, worked closely with members of the House to ensure inclusion of a number of legislative priorities in the SHARE Act, including provisions that will protect the use of traditional ammunition and fishing tackle by hunters and anglers, as well as provide greater flexibility for states to utilize Pittman-Robertson funds to create and enhance public shooting ranges and facilitate greater access to Federal lands and waters for hunting, recreational fishing and shooting.

In addition, the legislation includes a common-sense provision that would allow for the adoption of state law on water resources development projects administered by the Corps of Engineers. Finally, the legislation permanently authorizes 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.

Did you do your part? Share your support for the SHARE Act in the comment section.

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Comments (4)

  1. Being from Virginia, I’m always proud of Wittman and he can always be relied on to support the 2A and shooting sports in general. Sadly, with those two Obama a$$clowns Warner and Kaine as senators the only thing you can rely on them for is to attack every value that made America great every chance they get.

    We have good representatives at both the state and federal level because most districts are strongly Conservative. But when it comes to offices like the governor and US Senators that are voted on statewide, the big Liberal counties in the north adjacent to DC and Maryland like Fairfax, are filled with wealthy Liberals and lots of welfare recipients who keep the Democrats in office. I believe this is a problems lots of states have like Colorado and Texas. The voting power is in the cities, which are all filled with people who want to keep the Democrats in power so the government will keep the handouts going.

  2. I could be wrong, but I believe this legislation will motivate the government powers that be to designate tiny plots of land for shooting, whether by building a shooting range that will require staff, and therefor admission charges, or specific boundary markings for “safe” areas to shoot and then close down the rest of public lands to shooting.

    1. > Mike in Flag

      It does, but it’s a Delayed Action Act. Which doesn’t start until 2026. I think is a matter of finding suitable locations.

  3. Well, I contacted my Representative. But he’s a great person and would have voted for it anyway.

    Still, I’m very happy it passed.

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