Oklahoma City, OK -(AmmoLand.com)- In a major advance for hunters, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed HB2637 a bill to legalize hunting with suppressors (silencers) on public land in Oklahoma.
HB2637 is effective November 1st, 2016. In 2012 the Oklahoma legislature passed SB1743, which legalized hunting with suppressors on private land with a landowner’s permission.
The exclusion of public land was the result of a necessary compromise reached between NFA Freedom Alliance lobbyist Todd Rathner (then lobbying for another organization) and some legislators who were opposed to the concept of hunting with suppressors.
“I promised those who hunt in Oklahoma I would be back to finish this job when I started it in 2012, and today I was able to fulfill that promise,” said Todd Rathner the Executive Director of the NFA Freedom Alliance. “It is the position of the NFA Freedom Alliance that those who hunt on public land should have the same privileges as those who hunt on private land,” Rathner added.
“Hunting with a suppressor just makes good sense, why not do everything you can to protect your hearing and be a good neighbor?” he concluded.
The members of the NFA Freedom Alliance would like to express our gratitude to Representative Kevin Wallace and Senator Joseph Silk for sponsoring HB2637, and to Governor Mary Fallin for signing it. Hunting with suppressors (also referred to as silencers) is legal is 38 states.
About the NFA Freedom Alliance:
The NFA Freedom Alliance is the strongest direct action/lobbying organization working at the state and federal level to ease restrictions on the ownership, manufacture, sale, and use of items regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA).
For more information, visit: www.nfafa.org.