NSSF Encourages Support Of Target Practice And Marksmanship Training Support Act
NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- This summer Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) introduced S. 1249, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act.
This bi-partisan legislation will give states greater flexibility in using their Pittman-Robertson funds to establish safe recreational shooting areas.
More specifically, the legislation will help facilitate the construction and expansion of public target ranges, including ranges on federal land managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
A companion bill, H.R. 3065, was introduced in the House last week and may soon be heard in the Environment and Public Works Committee. NSSF supports this legislation and encourages all sportsmen to contact their legislators and urge them to back this pro-shooting measure.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.