The RETURN Act undermines conservation funding

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“P-R taxes are applied to manufacturers who then bake them into the cost of their goods. In other words, although consumers aren’t technically paying the tax, they are ultimately footing the bill. So even if the tax was eliminated, consumers wouldn’t necessarily see a price reduction at the register, since the cost of firearms and ammunition are dependent on a wide variety of factors (including availability and price of materials).” — Outdoor Life

In Episode 285 of District of Conservation, Gabriella addresses two news items: the problems with The RETURN Act and Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) loosening restrictions on concealed carry permit applications in wake of NYSRPA vs Bruen. 

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EP 292: Oppose USFWS Lead Ban & Hunting Coalition Challenges California AB 2571 District of Conservation

In Episode 292 of District of Conservation, Gabriella shares with listeners she submitted comments opposing the USFWS's proposed lead ban on public lands and how hunting groups are challenging California's horrible new law, AB 2571, that bans gun marketing. Tune in! SHOW NOTES Federal Register: 2022-2023 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations Gabby's Comment RealClearPolicy: Lead Ban Would Undermine True Conservation, Outdoor Access CA AB 2571 The Reload: California Youth Shooting Sports League Shuts Down in Wake of Advertising Ban Sportsmen's Alliance: Hunting Coalition Sues California Over Firearm Marketing Law — Support this podcast:
  1. EP 292: Oppose USFWS Lead Ban & Hunting Coalition Challenges California AB 2571
  2. EP 291: Shooting Sports Month & Dominion Energy's $9.8B Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm Approved
  3. EP 290: Katie Pavlich Discusses Her New Fox Nation Show and Current Events
  4. EP 289: 7 Republicans Abandon RETURN Act, Gordon Ramsay Bullied By Vegans, & If Wolf Attacks Correlates to Conservative Politics
  5. EP 288: Curt McAllister from Toyota Motor North America


Rep. Clyde Introduces Legislation to Eliminate the Excise Tax on Firearms and Ammunition

The RETURN Act Text

How Excise Taxes Don’t Infringe on Second Amendment Rights

Pittman-Robertson: The Good Excise Tax

Letter: Conservation Groups Praising PR Funds

NCSU: 60-80% of Conservation Funding from Sportsmen and Women (Including PR Funds)

Governor Larry Hogan Statement on Maryland CHP

Baltimore Sun: Maryland Gov. Hogan calls on state police to suspend ‘good and substantial reason’ standard for carrying a concealed gun

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July 6, 2022