New York Times column calls to repeal Pittman-Robertson Act

“The tax is now facing a challenge, with several dozen Republicans in Congress pushing legislation that would eliminate it as an infringement on the Second Amendment. Eliminating it would be a good thing — but not for the benighted reasons that inspire conservative ideologues obsessed with gun rights.” — New York Times

In Episode 297 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the continual attacks on Pittman-Robertson Act funds –most recently, with the RETURN Act. Since the bill was introduced, preservationists have jumped in and called for the decoupling by firearms and ammunition excise taxes from the law. Most recently, the New York Times. Radical preservationists like Center for Biological Diversity are also petitioning the Department of Interior to strip the states of Idaho and Montana from P.R. funds because they permit wolf management. Tune in today to learn more.

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EP 384: The Antiquities Act Needs Congressional Oversight District of Conservation

In Episode 384 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses a new Congressional bill to reform the Antiquities Act- a law in need of Congressional oversight and modernization since its enactment in 1906. Learn more about Congressional Oversight of the Antiquities Act today. SHOW NOTES Utah Policy: Congressional oversight aims to protect public lands and communities Curtis: CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT AIMS TO PROTECT PUBLIC LANDS AND COMMUNITIES Senator Lee Takes on Monument Overreach Miller-Meeks Introduces the Congressional Oversight of the Antiquities Act Senate Bill 2820 + One Pager FACT CHECK: Can Presidents Unilaterally Declare Large National Monuments? Chief justice offers encouragement for monuments reform Biden Harms True Conservation by Misusing Antiquities Act — Support this podcast:
  1. EP 384: The Antiquities Act Needs Congressional Oversight
  2. EP 383: Great Smokies Vacation, Western Caucus, Stop 30 by 30 Summit
  3. EP 382: Power the Future with Rick Whitbeck
  4. EP 381: Save School Archery & Hunting Programs ft. Rep. Mark Green
  5. EP 380: BLM Recreation Blueprint & Feral Hog Management


Learn about the RETURN Act

NYT: The Sale of a Product Responsible for Bloodshed and Fear Is Still Tied to Our Wildlife

Conservation & Society: Violent Entanglements: The Pittman-Robertson Act, Firearms, and the Financing of Conservation

CBD: Legal Petition Aims to Phase Out Toxic Lead Ammo, Fishing Tackle on National Wildlife Refuges

Petition Requesting That Idaho and Montana Be Disqualified From Funding Under the Pittman-Robertson Act 

FWP: Wolf population remained stable in Montana during 2021

Photo: Gabriella Hoffman/Montana Black Bear – August 23, 2022


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September 1, 2022