NSSF Celebrates President
Trump Signing 'Range Bill'

From NSSF. May 13th, 2019

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, celebrates President Donald Trump's signing of H.R. 1222, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, at The White House. The President signed the NSSF-priority bill May 10, just two weeks after the bill was passed by Congress.

"We deeply appreciate President Trump's swift enactment of this legislation that will give state fish and game agencies greater flexibility to build new recreational shooting ranges and expand and improve existing ranges," said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. "This administration understands the value and investment the firearms and ammunition industry makes to safe recreational shooting and to sustained conservation to benefit wildlife and habitat restoration across the United States. Public shooting ranges provide hunters a place to sight in rifles and pattern shotguns before hunting seasons, for people to take firearm safety and hunter education courses and for recreational target shooters to enjoy their sport." .....

An excise tax paid by firearms and ammunition manufacturers since 1937 (Pittman-Robertson Fund), has funded wildlife conservation and safety education programs in all 50 states. The "Range Bill" allows states to use their fund allocations to begin construction of new ranges, or improve existing state-run public recreational shooting ranges. This is perhaps a case where a tax on 2A-related business actually goes back to 2A-related business.


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