ALERT: New York Legislator Wants to Ban Importation of ‘Big Five’!

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USA -(Ammoland.com)- Take Action! Stop Senate Bill 120!

Members of the hunting community should contact their elected officials and let them know that Senate Bill 120 will actually do harm to the populations of Big 5 wildlife.

New York members can locate and contact their elected official by using the Sportsmen’s Alliance Legislative Action Center.

New York Senator Brad M. Holyman (Manhattan) has introduced legislation that would prevent hunters from bringing trophies of the African “Big Five” animals through the New York and New Jersey Port Authority, closing off access to several of the nation’s most popular airports.

Senate Bill 120 would stop trophies at major airports such as JFK International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia Airport, Stewart International Airport, Teterboro Airport and Atlantic City International Airport.

New Jersey approved similar legislation in 2016; however, the New York bill would apply to people from any state, whereas the New Jersey statute only applies to residents of that state.

Meaning that even connecting flights destined for any other place in the U.S. would be banned from importing the animals through those major international hubs.

Senate Bill 120 is just the latest overreaction to the “Cecil” the lion saga. Rather than provide protection for Africa’s Big Five, bills like SB 120 actually threaten the iconic species.

Hunters who purchase permits to hunt the Big Five overseas generate significant revenue that fund many studies and anti-poaching efforts.

If hunters are deterred from participating in these highly regulated hunts, a decline in revenue used by African countries and conservation organizations to protect these animals has been the result.

 

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    M Reyna
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    M Reyna

    TS. On the subject of the Big Five. I personally have hunted since I was 12 years old. I have killed many animals for the meat. I do not kill for sport. I won’t even kill a Rattlesnake unless I absolutely have to. Hunting is a way of conservation and the money generated from fees goes to that process. If animals over populate it becomes a danger to humans as well as other animals, like food shortages and disease. Now on the Big 5. I do not have a problem with people paying large fees to hunt, this helps the… Read more »

    Alan
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    Alan

    I might be old and jaded, no question re my “being old”, but this bit of legislative stupidity seems to have generated many more words here than it is worth. For those commentators who are New Yorkers, city or state, get on to your elected things, where it might do some good.

    M Reyna
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    M Reyna

    See TS we all have Green Cards. They are called Military I.D’S

    TS
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    TS

    Not trying to disrespect your service. I am a true believer in the debt we all owe to all our service men and women. I hold them in high esteem for their sacrifices, and wish our government would do more to repay them for protecting our values and our freedoms. However, the real subject at hand is trophy hunting and on that subject you have a lot to learn.

    M Reyna
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    M Reyna

    Thank you Wild Bill. You inspired me to also mention that my two uncles also served in WWII with my DAD,plus my son was an Army Combat Medic among other things while he served and paid a price additional my Grandson is currently in a Special Forces Combat Support Unit soon to be deployed to the Middle East. I do not wish to be specific on such matters. To all that serve and have served, only they and their families know the price that has been paid by them and if asked they would to it again. May God Bless… Read more »

    Alan
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    Alan

    I have no particulat interest in hunting or trophy collecting, not being a participant in those activities. That said, the ending of this proposal might clearly indicate the proportion of childish idiots in the New York State Legislature, compared with the number of adults of reasonable intelligence in that body. We await the totalization.

    Dave Madl
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    Dave Madl

    Dave says, The STUPIDITY of LIBERAL’s!!!!! Never Stops!!! And NEVER WILL!!! I’m surprised, I thought (everything) shot and killed by (evil) firearms was either “work related” or due to “global warming” ?????

    TS
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    TS

    Dave, clearly English is not your first language. And, referring to yourself in the third person? Who do think you are? The Queen?

    Dave
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    Dave

    You make me laugh, you’re SO FUNNY!!!! I hope you enjoy “Every SECOND of TRUMP” as your next “PRESIDENT!!!!!” Counting the day’s!!!!!!!!! Thank you, GOD!!!!

    TS
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    TS

    Ding Dong of the Day Award goes to Dave for gratuitous use of caps. Low IQ certainly seems to be a common trait among trophy hunting supporters. Thanks for your 2nd grade response.

    What makes you think I didn’t vote for Trump?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Dave TS is just another mouthy child unworthy of our time and consideration. We are simply not in a position to learn him up properly, and he knows it. I am confident, however, that he will continue in his disrespectful manner, and someday meet that special someone who will instruct him in the way that we can not. Sierra 7 Bravo 01, out.

    TS
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    TS

    Yes, that is what I need. Someone to “learn me up.” It’s no wonder people like you support trophy hunting, you just can’t reason things through, add some morality and ethics, and come down on the side of decency. Sad thing is that I’m sure you all think you are great people and true Christians who will surely go to Heaven.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @M Reyna, Wow, what an interesting family. I bet you all have some great “how it was” conversations.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @TS You being the high judge of morality, ethics, and Christian values, you should join the military. That way you can measure the situations that the world puts you in against your theories. It would be a waste not to test them and yourself against the real world. Come on, join up, be something more than just a gold mine of misinformation.

    TS
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    TS

    Old Bill,
    Well for all your time in the military doesn’t sound like you learned much. As you are the one promoting killing animals for fun you the last person to lecture me on ethics and morals.You are poor Christian. And, you will be judged.

    M Reyna
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    M Reyna

    You can fix ignorance through education but you can’t
    Fix stupid

    TS
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    TS

    Can I see your green card, Reyna?

    Aardvark
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    Aardvark

    TS – Racist!

    TS
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    TS

    Racist? I thought I was a Commie, Liberal tree-hugger. Make your mind up.

    M Reyna
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    M Reyna

    my green cards shows retired US Air Force

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @M Reyna Thank you for putting your life on the altar of freedom, sir. And pay no attention to that tokes [email protected]

    TS
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    TS

    Old Bill to the rescue.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    I think that Reyna, his family of vets, and all the other vets need no rescue. Toke smoke, however, does need rescue. Join something, go somewhere, be part of something. Stop squandering your life being a mouthy little brat. Your life is going to go by and at the end of it someone will ask you what you accomplished, and all you will have to say is “Well, I stood my by uninformed opinion on the internet.”

    M Reyna
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    M Reyna

    and you proved my point

    TS
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    TS

    I still want to see your green card.

    TS
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    TS

    And your father’s green card.

    M Reyna
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    M Reyna

    my fathers green card showed Technical Corporal Combat infantry during WWII.
    you continue to prove my point. you just can’t fix stupid

    Ts
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    Ts

    Trophy hunting is OVER. The tired old defense of protecting the species is a pile of steaming horsecr*p. You nimrods need to evolve beyond the need to kill animals for fun. Cecil will be remembered as the beginning of the end for you Cro-Magnons.

    HankB
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    HankB

    There’s good evidence that Cecil the Lion killed and ate Wanda the Wildebeest, making orphans of her babies.

    He had it coming.

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    On the bright side, international air travel for any purpose, will drop in and out of NY State. Direct flights from Atlanta to central and southern Africa will increase.
    Commerce of all sorts and therefore tax revenue will decrease in NY State.
    US Air Carriers have good connections out of Atlanta, a much better, firearm friendly state than NY.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    Yup. I’ve flown through ATL a few times, internationally as well. Domestic there is no issue bringing my handgun and good defensive rounds. Try doing either of those through or into Newark, La Guardia, JFK……… if its a good day you’ll end up behind bars with a dozen felony raps hanging from your neck. A bad day, they’ll just shooot you cause you looked at them funny when they questioned you about the item you can possess anywhere else in the nation.

    Interstate COmmerce issue, indeed….. not to mention the FOPA, a federal bill intended to prevent this.

    TS
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    TS

    Sure, Hank. Do you have it coming?

    Robert Thomas
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    Robert Thomas

    T, please shut the f**k up idiot.

    TS
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    TS

    Robbie, you hurt my feelings and I’m going to ask the ACLU to sue you for the irreparable damage you have done to my psyche.

    ProHunting-Anti-Idiots
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    ProHunting-Anti-Idiots

    That attitude is the problem. It’s not trophy hunting. Most hints like this are sanctioned to help cull over population. Whether hunting for food or to stuff and mount this whole hunting is bad is assinine. Poaching is bad. Learn the difference. Animals are not people. They are here for people.

    TS
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    TS

    “They are here for people”
    You are a sad little sadist.

    Colonialgirl
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    Colonialgirl

    ts, spews ignorant idiocy like the usual anti-gun liberal moron who leaves his brain in the toilet and fills ITS head with the [email protected] it mentions.
    A brief look at the FACTS proves that hunters and fishermen contribute MORE to protecting the various species with their License purchases and other fees than the Green-wienie environazis who contribute NOTHING and are responsible for over populations of various species and their decline in health.
    Now back to your padded room snowflake.

    TS
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    TS

    I am not anti-gun, girly. Just anti-hunting for sport. Your pitiful argument is not about about preservation, it is about your stupid need to kill things and feel good about it. Now get back in the kitchen.

    HLF
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    HLF

    Cecil was a lion that lived in Africa, the people in Africa were happy to see another lion killed that will not be praying on their cattle, goats and people. They could care less about Cecil or any other animal that has them for lunch.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    something about “coexistence”. right? If that lion were to figure out how to feed himself and not destroy the livelhood and lives of the locals, he’d likely still be alive and well. He couldn’t, so isn’t. Simple.

    Darwin was right… the fittest tend to survive, passing along their genes to future generations. Natural Selection is the term he gave the process.

    TS
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    TS

    Both of you are morons. You have been watching too many Tarzan movies.

    rich
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    rich

    These IDIOTS from NYC think they know EVERYTHING. They dont know CRAP. When the SAFE ACT was Passed(behind closed doors) every cop in N.Y. was BREAKING the law.(too many rounds in there mags) This is another case of stupity with DEMS and NYC POLS. trying to run the state I wonder how many trophies these clowns have in there homes. They always seem to open their mouths before the brain kicks in. They should all be REMOVED from office if they cant pass INTEL 101.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @rich, They don’t know crap about the interstate commerce clause, that is for sure! And as for Ts… he does not know crap about his bible.

    TS
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    TS

    Wow! That’s a bit harsh, Robbie. Guess that told me. Try again

    wake-up-people
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    wake-up-people

    Just RIDICULOUS!! My God, ‘WTF’ is wrong with people in NY, NJ, MD, CT, MA, CA – ALL of these states need to scratch all of the so-called leaders and start over NOW!!! HANG ALL of those fools that seem to HATE the US Constitution!!!!!! Wake Up People before it is too late for us all.

    Alan
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    Alan

    Something in the air, in the water, perhaps both?