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#3051330 - 11/27/12 10:42 AM Senate Republicans vote against Sportsmen's Bill
Jugfish
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Well, the Republicans again prove they are fully capable of stepping on their own "Richards". Below is a link to the story and below are the comments I sent to Mithch McConnell's office this morning.

http://helenair.com/news/state-and-r...a4bcf887a.html

The Republican opposition to this bill is just plain stupid. I am a Republican, I vote R 99% of the time. I felt physically sick when Obama got re-elected. I am a right winger. But this vote against Tester's bill was stupid. You guys sided with Barbara Boxer, HSUS, NRDC, and the CBD, albeit for different reasons. The Dems got to vote with the NRA and all the outdoorsman, conservation, and hunting and gun-owner groups. The Dems will kill you guys with this issue for years.

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#3051366 - 11/27/12 11:00 AM Re: Senate Republicans vote against Sportsmen's Bill [Re: Jugfish]
stik
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"sorry, that page don't exist".

from what i have heard and read, this is a bad law. i'm happy they voted against it.
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#3051367 - 11/27/12 11:00 AM Re: Senate Republicans vote against Sportsmen's Bill [Re: Jugfish]
fishboy1
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Read the bill and not just the title.

Its a red herring. 90% of the SPENDING in the bill goes overseas.

Thats right. They packaged a turd in a fancy box and hoped we would think it was chocolates.
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#3051428 - 11/27/12 11:32 AM Re: Senate Republicans vote against Sportsmen's Bill [Re: fishboy1]
Hawk
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Not sure if this is the same bill that Tennessee Wildlife Federation is supportin or not.

E-mail from TWF:

One of the most critical components of our mission is to keep you informed on important policy issues that affect sportsmen and women. Now that the election is over, Congress has gotten back to business, and one of the first items on the agenda is the Sportsmen's Act of 2012.



At least 46 national hunting, fishing and shooting organizations have come together to support an unprecedented piece of bi-partisan legislation. Passage of this historic pro-sportsmen's bill will promote, protect and advance our nation's hunting, shooting and conservation heritage for generations to come.



The Act will increase the number of acres of public land available to hunters and anglers, streamline the common-sense regulation of lead shot, and simplify the reauthorization of funding for conservation programs that ensure we have abundant game on our public land.



This legislation is scheduled for a vote TODAY, Monday, Nov. 26.
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#3051495 - 11/27/12 12:16 PM Re: Senate Republicans vote against Sportsmen's Bill [Re: Hawk]
Jugfish
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Yes, this is the bill that TWF was supporting, as was the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, NWTF, RMEF, The Nature Conservancy, every state wildlife agency, etc etc etc.



Edited by Jugfish (11/27/12 12:17 PM)

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#3051497 - 11/27/12 12:19 PM Re: Senate Republicans vote against Sportsmen's Bill [Re: Jugfish]
Jugfish
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Some of the groups that were aginst the bill include the Humane Society of the United States, The NRDC, the CBD, and other assorted wacko enviro groups. This bill would have made it impossible for the EPA to regulate lead ammunition and fishing lures.

Heck, the only Democrat to vote with the Republicans was Barbara Boxer.

I suggest fishboy and stik do a little more research.


Edited by Jugfish (11/27/12 12:20 PM)

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#3051542 - 11/27/12 12:42 PM Re: Senate Republicans vote against Sportsmen's Bill [Re: Jugfish]
Diehard Hunter
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I read it pretty closely. I saw it had overwhelming republican support in the house.

It looked to me like a bill that was actually in our best interest as sportsmen.


I t also looks to me like the republicans are just gonna be pissy for the next 4 years, and absolutely nothing will get done in Washington.

It really is time to jack our elected officials up and run new ones under them. They are a bunch of over paid and under worked 3 year olds who have had their pacifiers taken away.
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#3051605 - 11/27/12 01:06 PM Re: Senate Republicans vote against Sportsmen's Bill [Re: fishboy1]
The Ol'Professor
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 Originally Posted By: fishboy1
Read the bill and not just the title.

90% of the SPENDING in the bill goes overseas.


I've read the bill twice now and can't find that information?
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s3525/text
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#3051606 - 11/27/12 01:06 PM Re: Senate Republicans vote against Sportsmen's Bill [Re: Diehard Hunter]
fishboy1
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Possible I got it mixed up with another bill.

Personally I have stopped caring who endorses a bill. I want to read it myself. You can hide a lotta razor blades in a pot of stew.
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#3051784 - 11/27/12 02:35 PM Re: Senate Republicans vote against Sportsmen's Bill [Re: fishboy1]
preds1
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Not too sure I'm up to borrowing even more money to build target ranges, reefs, etc. just to have our kids pay for it later on.
Sure I love hunting/fishing, but there's bigger issues to be concerned with today than something "I" want. That's what got us in this mess.

IMO - everything needs to be cut, across the board, whether I like/dislike any particular bill and who the sponsor is.
Senate should pass a budget first. ;\)


Edited by preds1 (11/27/12 02:36 PM)

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