Gun Laws & Legislation

California Sportsmen: Pro-Hunting Commissioner’s Position in Jeopardy

Mike Piccione
Editor, Guns & Gear

Anti-hunting groups are trying to force pro-sportsmen, pro-hunting Commissioner Dan Richards off the California Fish & Game Commission. Why? Because he legally took a mountain lion during a hunt in Idaho. Read More.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry — is encouraging sportsmen in the Golden State to:

A. Attend March 7 Commission meeting in Riverside, Calif., and speak in support of Commissioner Richards.

B. Contact your Assemblymember and Senator and tell them to support Commissioner Richards.

C. Contact Gov. Brown 916-445-2841 and tell him you support Commissioner Richards.

D. Contact the California Fish & Game Commission 916-653-4899 and support Commissioner Richards.

We urge you to act today. Under state law, any fish and game commissioner can be removed by a simple majority vote in both houses of the state Legislature. Currently 40 of the 80 members of the Assembly are calling for Richards to resign. This could easily tip the balance of power on the Commission into the hands of anti-hunting extremists.

Show your support for Commissioner Richards today!

 

Here is the background http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20041625

 

Visit NSSF’s Government Relations site at nssf.org/GovRel.