NRA-Backed Pro-(Silencer) Hunting Legislation Introduced in the GA Senate
Please contact members of the Senate Natural Resources and the Environment Committee Today!
On Tuesday, NRA-backed Senate Bill 301 introduced by state Senator John Bulloch (R-11), was referred to the state Senate Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment.
SB 301 would allow Georgians to use lawfully-possessed silencers (also referred to as suppressors) on firearms for hunting.
While silencers/suppressors do not eliminate the sound of a firearm, they do reduce the muzzle report of a firearm much in the same way that a muffler reduces exhaust noise from a car or truck. There are many benefits to silencers/suppressors: (1) they increase accuracy, (2) make shooting more enjoyable by lessening felt recoil and reducing muzzle blast, (3) protect shooters’ hearing and (4) help reduce noise pollution.
Noise complaints are causing closures of shooting ranges, informal shooting areas and hunting lands throughout the country. Increased use of suppressors on shooting ranges and hunting lands will decrease these detrimental complaints.
While a committee hearing has not yet been scheduled for SB 301, please call AND e-mail members of the state Senate Natural Resources and the Environment Committee and respectfully urge them to support SB 301. Contact information can be found below.
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment
Senator Ross Tolleson (R-20), Chairman
Senator John Bulloch (R-11), Vice-Chairman
Senator Bill Cowsert (R-46)
Senator Steve Henson (D-41)
Senator Jack Hill (R-4)
Senator George Hooks (D-14)
Senator Bill Jackson (R-24)
Senator Rick Jeffares (R-17)
Senator Butch Miller (R-49)
Senator Freddie Powell Sims (D-12)
Senator Lindsey Tippins (R-37)