Most representatives are afraid of looking too anti-gun to too many voters. So things like the upcoming National Hunting and Fishing Day is a great time to score a couple of points with outdoorsmen:
Title: Encouraging participation in hunting and fishing, and supporting the goals and ideals of National Hunting and Fishing Day and the efforts of hunters and fishermen toward the scientific management of wildlife and conservation of the natural environment.
Sponsor: Rep Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY-20] (introduced 9/5/2007) Cosponsors (51)
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans.
I wonder how many of the 52 sponsors and cosponsors are aware that hunting rifles are usually far more powerful than “high powered assault weapons”?