Contact Your U.S. Senators & Urge They Support S. 3525 the ‘Sportsmen’s Act of 2012’

Contact Your U.S. Senators & Urge They Support S. 3525 the ‘Sportsmen's Act of 2012

Charlotte, NC –-(  In the waning days of the 112th Congress, there is an outside chance that the U.S. Senate could vote on a sportsmen's package–S. 3525, “The Sportsmen's Act of 2012.”

S. 3525 is an essential piece of legislation focused on the expansion and enhancement of hunting, recreational fishing and shooting on federal public land.

This bill is a compilation of 19 bipartisan bills important to the sportsmen's community.  In addition to promoting land access, the bill would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to prevent this and future administrations from using the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate the right of hunters, shooters and anglers to use traditional ammunition and fishing tackle.  The bill would amend the law to clarify that the EPA does not have the authority to regulate shot, bullets or sport fishing equipment.

The bill also allows for the importation of polar bears legally taken from approved populations in Canada before the 2008 ban.

As we previously reported, H.R. 4089–the “Sportsmen's Act of 2012”–passed the U.S. House of Representatives on April 17, 2012, by a bipartisan vote of 274 to 146.

Please be sure to contact your U.S. Senators and ask them to support S. 3525 should it come up for a vote. 

You can find contact information for your U.S. Senators by using the “Write your Representatives” tool at You may also contact your Senators by phone at (202) 224-3121.
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7 years ago

No way! AmmoLand, this is a bad bill! If you own property with a creek running through it, or a pond – beware!

The NRA is a joke. They talk plenty about 'Sportsmans rights' while compromising away our Second Amendment Rights.

The NRA's long legacy of chipping away at our 2nd Amendment rights began with their support of the National Firearms Act in 1938, and continues on with this shameful promotion. The GOA is the only 'no-compromise' gun lobby anymore.

7 years ago

GOA has a different take on this bill. Thursday, 15 November 2012 11:33 Written by Jason Weiser Senate to vote on the Federal Land Seizure Act on Thursday Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) — who is “F” rated by Gun Owners of America — is pushing a “hunting” bill that authorizes the Obama administration almost unlimited power to seize private lands for “environmental” purposes. Anti-gun Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled Tester’s bill for a vote, and it will probably take place on Thursday. ACTION: It is imperative that gun owners contact their Senators and ask them to OPPOSE S.… Read more »