This November Hoosiers will have a chance to vote on Public Question 1, an Amendment to State Constitution protecting the Right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife.
When this passes Indiana would join 19 other States who have taken steps to try and ensure un-elected bureaucrats can no longer unilaterally pass new regulations without first putting the issues before the elected representatives of the People.
The opposition to this amendment is truly pulling out all the stops to try and defeat it. Making absurd assertions like the bill could be bad for private property owners, nothing could be further from the truth.
As a private property owner myself, I see nothing that would even remotely affect my property Rights or existing trespass laws. In fact, read for yourself:
“This section shall not be construed to modify any provision of law relating to trespass or property rights.”
Other absurdities make a leap that because the NRA-ILA is supporting this amendment that some how means they “want more gun sales”. Anyone paying attention right now knows that gun sales are at an all time high and have been for multiple years now. This is simply false and a distraction from the real issues.
Keep in mind even the NRA can’t get a vote of 95-1 in the House of Representatives to happen by itself. The Citizens of the State of Indiana did that.
One other distraction is that this would some how affect animals on the endangered species list. That is completely and patently false.
While I do practice predator control for coyotes, hunting has never really been “my thing”. In fact I haven’t hunted or fished for anything anything in years. Not that I’m opposed to it, I just haven’t had the time to dedicate to it. For those who aren’t familiar with hunting, it isn’t as straight forward as some would make it seem.
That said, people have Rights and even if it’s not a Right I’m currently exercising, I’ll fight to defend it.
Please vote YES on the Amendment to protect the Rights of your fellow Hoosiers this November.