NJ- This is how the anti's will win......
Up until quite recently, most people only considered firearm ownership for those who hunted....i.e. 'sporting use' as the sole reason to allow gun ownership. Even today there are a lot who feel the same way.
Politicians still pander to gun owners by saying....'I won't take your hunting firearms'....This pacifies a lot of people even when their ultimate goal is total gun prohibition.
Now, a new tactic is being tried in New Jersey. The ultimate intent is to totally ban hunting. Once this is accomplished, then the anti's can say....'There is no further need to own ANY firearms, since hunting has been banned.'
I can see this tactic being successful in ANY state does not have a state constitutional amendment protecting hunting & right to own firearms.........& even in those states, the anti's will try to subvert it.
here is article: http://www.nypost.com/seven/06172007..._ken_moran.htm
HUNTING UNDER FIRE IN N.J.
THERE is a bill being pushed in the New Jersey assembly that could result in the end of hunting in the Garden State.
Legislation that would revamp the New Jersey Fish and Game Council was heard in the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee this week. The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and its allies are concerned such legislation will simplify anti-hunters' involvement in wildlife decision-making.
Assembly Bill 3275, introduced by Assemblyman Michael Panter (D-Shrewsbury), will change the makeup of the Fish & Game Council. It will remove the six sportsmen and three farmers who represent various geographical regions, and replace them with seven appointees recommended by the governor.
The bill also directs the council to investigate non-lethal wildlife management options prior to setting hunting, fishing or trapping programs, and removes the council's authority to consider the use and development of fish and wildlife resources for public recreation and food supply when adopting the State Fish and Game Code.
"We are concerned that this bill will result in the end of hunting in the long run," said Rick Story, U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance senior VP. The bill plays into the anti-hunting movement's hands.