HANG ONTO THOSE DEER RI­FLES

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Hun­ters and gun own­ers “were able to breathe a sigh of re­lief when they found out Don­ald Trump won the pres­i­dency,” re­ports Out­doorhub, a pop­u­lar on­line news source for hun­ters, an­glers and fans of shoot­ing sports.

“A cou­ple of real big con­cerns in this elec­tion were the han­dling of the Supreme Court and de­fend­ing our Sec­ond Amend­ment Rights. With Trump be­hind the wheel, we can rest as­sured that our right to bear arms is safe and sound. The only thing we do have to watch out for is trans­fer­ring fed­eral lands to the states. Sure, it sounds rea­son­able, but in re­al­ity, it’s just a back­door at­tempt at al­low­ing more re­source ex­trac­tion from our pub­lic lands,” the site noted in an editorial

“It ap­pears, at least for now, that this was a big win for hun­ters. If you com­pare Don­ald Trump’s Amer­ica vs Hil­lary Clin­ton’s Amer­ica, it can be a lit­tle scary for both sides, but at least with Trump, we don’t have to worry about some­one show­ing up at our doors look­ing to take away our deer ri­fles.”

The site is also hope­ful about leg­is­la­tion in­tro­duced last year by Rep. Matt Sal­mon, Utah Repub­li­can, which would re­move gun si­lencers from the ju­ris­dic­tion of the Na­tional Firearms Act, and elim­i­nate the “cur­rent com­pli­cated and ex­pen­sive process’ as­so­ci­ated with ac­quir­ing such a de­vice.

“While this bill faced an up­hill bat­tle be­fore the elec­tion that’s a very dif­fer­ent story now. With Trump in the White House, a Repub­li­can Senate, and a Repub­li­can House this bill could be fast tracked to the Pres­i­dent’s desk,” the site noted.

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