Yesterday, Representative Albert Sommers (R-20) added a last-minute, crippling amendment to a pro-hunting bill that would remove the state prohibition on hunting with sound suppressors.† Representative Sommersí amendment to Senate File 132 would maintain the stateís outdated ban on hunting with suppressors for all game except varmints.† Earlier today, Representative Mark Baker (R-49) offered a counter amendment that would erase this unnecessary restriction.† However, despite the flood of comments from hunters and sportsmen who vigorously support full inclusion of suppressors for hunting, 32 state Representatives ignored their constituents by voting against Representative Bakerís amendment.

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