Texans Your Action Needed: Public Hearings On Suppressors for Hunting.


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matefrio
February 28, 2012, 04:17 PM
I'm volunteering to be Texas coordinator for the folks who want to attend and support following meetings. Ideally we'd get one volunteer per city coordinate locally.

Here is what I've done over at ar15.com

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_8_8/479567_.html&page=1


TPWD: News Release: Feb. 21, 2012: TPWD Sets Statewide Public Hearings
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20120221c

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is recommending changes to next year’s hunting and fishing regulations. The department is seeking comment on these proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations during a series of public hearings.


The public is encouraged to attend public meetings in their area and provide comment on proposed changes. The TPW Commission will make final rulemaking at its March 28-29 public hearing in Austin.

TPWD Public Hearing Calendar
All meetings are open to the public and begin at 7 p.m.
March 6
Beaumont, Holiday Inn & Suites, 3950 I-10 South.
Denison, Center for Workplace Learning (Room #111), 6101 Grayson Drive.
Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co. Courthouse Annex, 203 West Main.
San Antonio, Lions Field Adult Center, 2809 Broadway.
March 13
Dickinson, TPWD Dickinson Lab, 1502 FM 517 East (Pine Drive).
Fort Worth, Kennedale High School, Gymnasium, 901 Wildcat Way, Kennedale.
Marshall, Lions Community Center, 1201 Louisiana Street.
March 14
Port Isabel, Port Isabel Community Center, 213 Yturria.
March 20
Houston, Sheldon Lake State Park, Regional Headquarters Classroom, 14200 Garrett Road.
McKinney, Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 County Road 166.
New Boston, Bowie County Courthouse (2nd floor), 710 James Bowie Drive.

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GambJoe
February 28, 2012, 08:05 PM
I'm not a hunter but are we talking supressors in center fire rifle's? Why?

matefrio
February 28, 2012, 08:20 PM
Centerfire or rimfire in the case of small game.

Keep the noise down, not need to have on hearing protection, hunter safety among other hunting reasons.

To expand shooting sports and popularity of NFA items to a larger population is a great echo effect.

They allow suppressors on non-game animals currently, this simply expands it to game animals.

FuzzyBunny
February 28, 2012, 08:47 PM
Wish I had time.

Suppressors should be sold with every pistol or rifle sold in the fprm a an instant $200 rebate on the suppressors. IO see them as a
hearing safety issue.

Not to mention repeal of every NFA law.

GambJoe
February 28, 2012, 10:38 PM
I saw a cable show about English (countrymen) who were concerned about the proliferation of the American grey squirell surplanting their native red squirell. They were hunting them down with what I thought were air guns with noise supression. if I remember right they were permited (legally) and why disturb the neighbors. I think there was some symbolism involved. They were American squirells and no one likes us across the Atlantic anyway. Saved their asses in two world wars and look at what we get. I blame the Democrats. Sorry about that. No politcs or sarcasm allowed.:D

I understand the laws where I live don't allow me to discharge even if supressors were available. For instance if a cotton mouth showed up in my back yard, it would be a job for 911 and what ever shows up after the call (unless it was an immediate danger).


I can see where like in NJ and NY where deer and bear populations were being culled you might need a little sound supression to hunt in the suburbs (under game wardens supervision). I've been to an indoor range where God only knows what loads that guy was using in his 44. Would be nice if that sucker was shooting down at 80 or 90 db.

Not to mention repeal of every NFA law.

And what after that?

matefrio
March 5, 2012, 04:44 PM
First meeting is this Tuesday. I'll be in Beaumont. Anyone else going?

Gaiudo
March 5, 2012, 06:16 PM
Why? So my kids don't get the same hearing loss I've got.

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