Thursday, October 13, 2011


A couple of intriguing pieces of legislation have been introduced in the US Senate and House.

Hatch, Begich Support Second Amendment Rights - Press Releases - United States Senator Orrin Hatch
Introduce Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act
WASHINGTON - Recognizing the need to revamp outdated and restrictive gun laws, U.S Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) have introduced the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act. The bill allows for the interstate sale of firearms and removes several antiquated and unnecessary restrictions imposed on interstate firearms transactions.
Insert obligatory warnings of blood in the streets, unprecedented crime waves, and a total collapse of civilization here.
Press Releases - Congressman Don Young--Rep. Young Introduces The Wild Game Donation Act
Washington D.C., Oct 12 -
Alaskan Congressman Don Young has introduced H.R. 3142, The Wild Game Donation Act. This bill would make hunters who donate meat to food-based charities eligible for a tax deduction for the processing cost of their wild game. Additionally, this legislation would provide a tax credit for processors who take part in this program. H.R. 3142 requires that all animals are killed in accordance with state and local laws and by the individual making the charitable contribution.
I've known folks who could only be said to have Hunting Mojo: Every time they go out, they limit on whatever. And I've known some of these guys to get bored and give up hunting, partially because they can't eat all they can kill. Oddly enough, many states have laws against giving away your kill. I guess I can understand laws limiting how much you can sell, but outlawing donating to, say, Hunters Against Hunger? Really?

Both of these laws seem to make sense.  Both of them will likely face opposition, the first because it aims to "make guns more available!" an the other because it involves sport hunting (EWW!)

In other words, narrow-minded, partisan, ignorance. 

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