NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday (11-15-14), by a nearly unanimous 5-1 vote, denied a citizen petition requesting a regulation to prohibit the use of traditional ammunition for hunting all game wildlife within the state.
NSSF thanks the commission for taking a rational and reasoned approach to a tactic that is promoted by anti-hunting organizations, the Humane Society of the United States foremost among them.
Commission members opposed the ban citing a lack of credible scientific evidence on a large enough sample size, potential economic impact on hunters and the state, impact to Colorado’s economy, significant decrease in the Parks and Wildlife budget, and concerns regarding alternative ammunition availability.
NSSF will continue to monitor the legislative and regulatory environment in Colorado for any future attempts to ban traditional ammunition.
About NSSF 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.