Congressman John Adler On Hunting & the Second Amendment
TRENTON, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- The officers of the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance have determined it is best not to make endorsements in the upcoming federal elections (congress and US senate) this upcoming November.
The focus of our organization is primarily on state issues and to perform the necessary steps to make a fair and thorough examination of all federal candidates and conclude with an array of endorsements is currently beyond the capabilities of our all-volunteer organization.
However, as we have in the past, we will on occasion become involved at the federal level if an individual case can be justified.
In fact, two years ago the NJOA did believe it was justified to endorse John Adler for congress. Even though we will not be endorsing federal candidates this year we want to be clear to outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen that we believe Congressman Adler has done an exceptional job representing our state’s outdoor interests in Washington, DC. We also believe it is our obligation to recognize the efforts of legislators we have endorsed and who work diligently on behalf of our issues.
Therefore, out of respect to his commitment and efforts to New Jersey’s outdoor community the officers of the NJOA feel it is appropriate to forward a letter from Congressman Adler that is addressed to each of you.
My personal thanks go out to Congressman Adler. I have enjoyed working with him during the past two years and look forward to our future joint efforts in advancing conservation and environmental stewardship.
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance
Letter from Congressman Adler follows:
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr.
I am a strong and unwavering supporter of Second Amendment and sportsmen's rights. Sporting is a valued pass-time, major economic contributor and to many folks in South Jersey and the Shore-area, a way of life. In the many “town halls” and public events I’ve had in towns like Manahawkin, Tuckerton and Toms River, I hear regularly about how critical it is to protect the community’s right to fish. That is why I am rolling up my sleeves in Congress to stand up for local hunters and fishermen.
I host a Sportsmen Advisory Board, because I am interested in the thoughts and concerns of hunters and fishers. As a member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, I advocate for pro-hunting policies with members of both sides of the aisle.
I supported the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act, which preserves millions of acres of wilderness, establishes new parks and monuments, and makes other down payments for the future of sporting and hunting in our great country. Among the most critical amendments to this bill was one which protects the Constitutional right to bear arms in our National Parks. It is critical that taxpayers be able to hunt on the very land they helped finance.
I will always vote to preserve Second Amendment rights. When the government tried to intrude on our privacy by taking away certain weapons designed for hunting, I was proud to stand tall with our sportsmen. I wrote the Secretary of Homeland Security to let her know, we can keep our country safe and free without impeding the rights afforded to hunters and fishers. I also voted to protect the right to bear arms in federal housing and in Puerto Rico.
Fishing has always provided a living for families at the shore. We must work to continue this tradition. I have introduced legislation to help clean Barnegat Bay and put into place a plan to ensure its long-term health. My bill will help protect a valued natural resource, as well as the $3.3 billion worth of benefits that Barnegat Bay brings to our local economy.
As an original cosponsor of The Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act, I believe that more flexibility is needed in the process so that unrealistic quotas are not implemented to the detriment of our fishermen and New Jersey's shore economy. Fishery management experts state that rebuilding requirements are too rigid and may not be the best way to manage species in diverse environments. The bill I sponsored can help bring some common-sense to the way fisheries are managed. I am proud to help keep our fishermen working.
Hunting and fishing has been a way of life for many Americans since our great nation’s founding. I pledge to preserve this tradition for many generations to come.
Member of Congress
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