NATION: Duncan - Let’s responsibly expand access for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting
Congressman Jeff Duncan’s SHARE Act Advances Through Natural Resources Committee
Washington, DC - After the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced H.R. 3668 to the House floor today, Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement:
“Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed my Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE). This is a win for the sportsmen and women of America, and I am humbled to join with their voices to promote this common-sense legislation to advance their cause in Congress.
“America’s public lands are for public use, however, far too often the federal government puts obstacles in front of the largest constituencies shepherding these lands. Through the user-pay public benefit programs such as the Pittman-Robertson Act, America’s sportsmen and women have contributed nearly 80% of the financial funds for state fish and wildlife leaders. In a century of urban and suburban sprawl, the future is a question of the access of land and tools for this community.
“Sportsmen are the foundation of the conservation movement in the United States, yet some radical organizations seek to limit access to this pastime by restricting the Second Amendment, as well as land and game management. It’s time to reform how we treat these lands in Congress.
"Let’s responsibly expand access for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting. Let’s teach the next generation the basics of safe firearm usage and the virtues of cherishing our hunting traditions. It is imperative that we bring in more sportsmen, not less. I believe this bill is a great start to build on in the future. I encourage House leadership to bring this critical legislation to the floor for a vote on the House Floor.”