Minnesota –-(Ammoland.com)- Letter signed by over 90 Hunting Works for Minnesota partners outlines the economic impact of a modern sporting rifle ban and magazine capacity restrictions Minneapolis.
Today Hunting Works for Minnesota, a diverse group of Minnesota businesses, trade organizations, sportsmen and conservation groups, delivered a powerful letter to U.S. Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, urging them to consider objective data in light of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 and proposed arbitrary restrictions on magazine/clip capacity. The letter was signed by over 90 partner organizations and businesses.
In the letter, Hunting Works for Minnesota partners cite government and sales data to demonstrate that a ban on modern sporting rifles would curtail local retailers and reduce participation in statewide hunting and shooting sports. Annual spending by Minnesota’s 500,000 hunters generates a ripple effect of $1.3 billion on the state economy, and tax revenue from ammunition sales provides additional revenue for conservation programs through the Pittman- Robertson Act.
Letter signatories include Ron Schara, host of Minnesota Bound; Mark Johnson, executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association; Bruce Nustad, president of the Minnesota Retailers Association; Cal Brink, executive director of the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce; and Greg Larson, owner of Larson’s Hardware in Redwood Falls. The original letter is available at www.pactransfer.com/HWFA/MN/2013/HWFM 02-13-13.pdf .
For more information about Hunting Works for Minnesota, please visit www.HuntingWorksForMN.com . [Letter text and signers follow.]
About Hunting Works for Minnesota:
Hunting Works for Minnesota exists to promote the strong economic partnership between the hunting and shooting communities and the local economy of Minnesota.
WHO WE ARE
Our membership consists of businesses representing a cross-section of the Minnesotan economy. These include sporting retailers big and small, restaurant owners, hotel, motel and resort operators, gas stations and convenience stores, hunting and shooting organizations, chambers of commerce and of course all the taxpayers of Minnesota (hunters and non-hunters alike) who benefit economically and aesthetically from the license fees, taxes, and jobs the hunting and shooting industry provides both directly and indirectly.
WHAT WE DO
Hunting Works For Minnesota advocates for public policy that supports jobs and economic prosperity. As a grassroots organization, we help tell the story of the role hunting and shooting sports play in both the heritage and economic health of Minnesota. Visit: huntingworksformn.com