Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- During the 2016 General Election, voters came out across the country in large support of their Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage.
One of the biggest hunting victories occurred in the Sunflower state, where Kansas voters overwhelmingly approved Constitutional Amendment 1, the Kansas Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap by over 81%.
The Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Wildlife ensures that wildlife conservation and management decisions continue to be based on sound science in order to preserve Kansas’ hunting heritage for generations to come and to protect it against future attacks from well-funded, anti-hunting organizations.
The Right to Hunt and Fish will now be added to the Kansas Constitution, and will affirm that it is a right of the public to hunt, fish, and trap as such:
The people have the right to hunt, fish and trap, including by the use of traditional methods, subject to reasonable laws and regulations that promote wildlife conservation and management and that preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Public hunting and fishing shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. This section shall not be construed to modify any provision of law relating to trespass, property rights or water resources.
Hunting, fishing, and trapping are not only cherished American traditions, but paired with science, are an integral part of wildlife management and conservation. This year alone, Kansas received $12,833,780 of Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Funds thanks to excise taxes paid by Kansas sportsmen and women on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. Pittman-Robertson funds fuel important conservation efforts such as the acquisition and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife species introduction, wildlife research, public access programs, and hunter education programs. Furthermore, sportsmen and women are an essential part of the Kansas economy. According to the latest data, they spend more than $629 million annually and support 9,331 jobs.
Thank you to those NRA members, Second Amendment supporters, hunters, and sportsmen and women who came out in force to protect Kansas’ hunting traditions.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org