Gun Legislation, Hunting Updates & More

Posted by Dan Carlson on Jan 27th 2021

Gun Legislation, Hunting Updates & More

NWTF postpones Grand National Calling Championships
The National Wild Turkey Federation has announced the postponement of the 2021 Grand National Calling Championships. Find out why HERE.

National Shooting Sports Foundation hails concealed carry reciprocity legislation
The bill aims to eliminate the confusion of varying state-by-state laws and provide protection for Second Amendment rights for permit holders. Learn more HERE.

Legislation introduced to remove restrictions on suppressors
The bill would remove firearm suppressors from the list of definitions under the 1934 National Firearms Act. Instead, they would be regulated under the 1968 Gun Control Act with the same background check that is required for a retail firearm purchase. Read more HERE.

Washington state legislature to introduce bill that bans high-capacity magazines
If enacted, SB 5078 would make it a criminal offense to manufacture, possess, distribute, import, sell, purchase or transfer a magazine with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. Learn more HERE.

Ohio Knife Reform Bill becomes law
It repeals the ban on manufacture and sale of "switchblade," "spring blade" and "gravity" knives, and also clears up the vague and confusing Ohio law regarding carry of any knife by defining a knife, razor or cutting instrument as a "deadly weapon" or "weapon" only if it is used as such. The law won’t go into effect until April. Get the details HERE.

Gun sales were up 66 percent in 2020
More than 21 million background checks for gun purchases were conducted, and 8.4 million were for new gun owners. Find out more HERE.

West Virginia announces 1st wild boar hunting lottery
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced a change to its wild boar hunting program. Learn about it HERE.

Phillips 66 supports wetland enhancement in northeastern Colorado
Ducks Unlimited and Phillips 66 have announced the completion of the Jackson State Wildlife Area Wetland Enhancement project along the South Platte River. Find out more HERE.

ICU nurse turns to outdoors for escape, sees hunting success
Amanda Peters refers to the outdoors as her “happy place.” The woman is a cardiac intensive care unit nurse at Nebraska’s Bryan Medical Center East, and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has leaned on that happy place even more. Read her story HERE.