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Knife Ban Repeal

Summary Knife industry and advocacy groups have successfully worked with the U.S. Congress to amend the Federal Switchblade Act so that one-hand opening and assisted-opening knives with a “bias toward closure,” like those used for hunting, are not classified as switchblades. Passing laws at the state level that are similar to the federal exemption to …

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Knife Law Preemption

Summary In recent years many local governments have enacted vague, outdated laws banning the sale, possession, use, and manufacture of certain types of knives. These ordinances include knives that the average person would consider to be common pocket knives. Vague jurisdictional knife definitions can lead to highly subjective law enforcement scenarios. Upon an arrest, the …

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Predator Hunting/Tournament Bans

Summary Predator hunting and hunting tournaments, often referred to as “contests,” are time-honored traditions that have recently been subjected to extensive scrutiny by the anti-sportsmen’s community and misinformed general public. Across the nation, both practices serve legitimate and effective purposes towards fish and wildlife conservation efforts. Hunting tournaments are effective management tools of varmint species, …

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Protecting Our Outdoor Sporting Heritage During Times of Emergency

Summary During atypical social and economic times that devastate communities and states, some governors, through emergency powers granted to them by state constitutions and statutes, have far-reaching authority that can negatively impact our time-honored traditions of hunting and fishing. The COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 and 2021 saw the instatement of unnecessary and overreaching restrictions on …

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Protecting Our Second Amendment Rights During Times of Emergency

Summary During unprecedented and devastating crises, some governors, through emergency powers granted to them constitutionally and/or by statutes, assume far-reaching powers that can negatively impact our nation’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. During the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021, some governors enacted executive orders that created unnecessary and autocratic restrictions on …

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Standard Capacity Magazines

Summary A standard capacity magazine generally means any detachable ammunition feeding device that is sold with a firearm when it is shipped new from the manufacturer. In some cases, such as modern sporting rifles, the standard capacity magazine is regularly 30 rounds. Some state laws created after the 1993 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, limit the …

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Technology and the Fair Chase Ethic

Summary Recent advances in technology, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s), which can assist in the tracking and taking of game, have posed an ethical debate within the hunting community. Legislators and sportsmen should be mindful of Fair Chase issues and, on a state-by-state basis, determine if legislation is warranted to ensure hunting is practiced …

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