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Hunting with Suppressors SF-132 will be in a house committee at 7am Tuesday the 5th.

Wyoming Gun Owners

Wyoming Gun Owners

Wyoming --( I’ve heard rumors that bad amendments may be brought to this bill.

This bill was reintroduced in the senate after it was killed in the house TRW committee possibly due to testimony by a freedom-hating left wing organization.

Thankfully the senate version has come to the house as a clean bill.

Please contact the following committee members ASAP and let them know you would like this bill to advance to the floor WITHOUT any amendments.

Mark Semlek Chairman (R-Crook/Weston)

Mike Greear (R-Horn/Washakie)

Rita Campbell (R-Fremont)

Hans Hunt (R-Niobrara/Weston/Goshen)

John Eklund (R-Laramie/Goshen)

This freedom restoring legislation if passed will let Wyoming hunters who have gone through a vigorous process BEFORE they can even purchase and own a suppressor — to now be permitted hunt with it in Wyoming.

Right now if Wyoming residents want to enjoy hunting with their legally owned suppressed firearm they have to travel outside of Wyoming to bordering states.

California and Wyoming are the ONLY two states in the west that still have a ban in place.

There couldn’t be a better time to line up Wyoming values with that of our welcome sign that says “forever west.”

Just a few benefits of using modern suppressors:

  1. ***Hunting without the use of hearing protection — this is a safety factor when in bear and mountain lion country — predator animals are hunters.
  2. ***Speaking of bears, many a hunter can tell you stories of walking away from a freshly harvested elk, because the bears heard the diner bell.
  3. ***Today’s suppressors act as a muzzle brake making them an excellent tool when introducing youth to hunting – but also a great addition to that 300 mag you’ve been using for years.

This legislation also fixes current statute that prohibits the possession of class III firearms while in the much undefined “game fields” of Wyoming — if passed SF-132 will allow target shooting of this class of firearms without the threat of being arrested.

To Liberty,
Anthony Bouchard
Executive Director
Wyoming Gun Owners

Wyoming Gun Owners is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens’ organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as guaranteed by Article 1 Section 24 of the Wyoming Constitution and the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Wyoming Gun Owners is the only organization taking action at this level–with an aggressive program designed to mobilize public support for pro-gun legislation as well as opposition to gun control.

  • 3 User comments to “Immediate Action Needed on Wyoming’s SF-132 Hunting with Suppressors Bill”

    1. Bill Baker on February 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM said:

      Absolutely in favor of the bill, but disagree with one of its ‘benefits’. Hunting without the use of hearing protection. This is idiotic. Suppressors make guns less noisy yes, but if you are bear hunting its probably fairly high power, and so if you use no hearing protection you’ll only go partly deaf I suppose.

    2. Dave Lincoln on February 5, 2013 at 9:39 AM said:

      Hey Bill, please educate yourself on suppressors so you understand the point being made. Yes, you will still “hear” the gun firing, but a suppressor will make it very difficult for any bears in the area to tell exactly where the shot came from.

    3. Dan Herring on February 12, 2013 at 2:21 PM said:

      That’s hilarious! I have a friend who was in the room at the time. By “freedom-hating left wing organization.” Do you mean all the wildlife Law enforcement, outfitters and landowners in the hearing? You can’t get more right wing then that group. All the people testifying against that suppressor bill are big 2nd amendment folks they just didn’t think it was right to use them on wildlife due to fair chase issues and obvious law enforcement issues.
      I agree with Bob, the arguments made for this bill are idiotic, like “hearing protection” and every state but Wyoming and California has the bill so we should too. Using that logic, Colorado legalized weed last year so Wyoming should too? Give me a break!
      As far as bears it is public record that there are just as many instances were archery hunters lose their harvested animal to a grizzlies just like rifle hunters. They locate by smell too; the bigger problem is there are too many bears! Thank the feds for that one! And “Forever west” come on! I don’t think using a $2000 silence to hunt makes you very cowboy…
      All I know is I am a gun owner, a hunter and defiantly not “left wing” and I think this is a bad idea!

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