Trump has signed H.R.1222 to increase the number of shooting ranges available on public land. The bipartisan proposal, H.R.1222, passed in April and the Senate likewise approved their version earlier this year.
This bill drops state required matching funds from 25 cents on the dollar to 10 cents on the dollar. Fund can also accrue up to 5 years from the current 2 year.
This bill modifies the existing Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act. This act uses an 11 percent tax levied on all guns and ammo commercially sold or imported into the U.S. Funds are used for conservation-related tasks, funding hunter safety programs and establishing public ranges. Paid for by firearms industry manufacturers, conservation officials announced over $670 million in Pittman-Robertson funds would be available to states this year alone.
The National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation
-counted a population of a minimal of 11.4 million hunters in the country.
-Sportsmen industry $25.6 billion into the economy in 2016.
“Now more than ever, America’s sportsmen and women need places to hone their skills and learn the fundamentals of hunting and the shooting sports.”
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation President Jeff Crane
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