|Posted:||January 12, 2015 01:48 PM|
|From:||Representative Curtis G. Sonney|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Use of Semiautomatic Rifles for Hunting Predators & Varmints|
|In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation amending the Pennsylvania Game Code to allow the use of semiautomatic rifles with a caliber of .223 or less and a cartridge capacity of not more than six, for the hunting of coyotes, foxes and woodchucks (groundhogs).
Currently under the Pennsylvania Game Code, it is unlawful to hunt any game or wildlife with a semiautomatic rifle, regardless of caliber. I believe this reasonable change in the law to allow such rifles with limited calibers and cartridge capacity would benefit landowners, livestock owners and hunters in the Commonwealth. I would appreciate your support by adding your name as a cosponsor.
Former HB 2230; BAKER, CAUSER, D. COSTA, DENLINGER, EVANKOVICH, GROVE, HARHAI, C. HARRIS, KORTZ, KRIEGER, McGEEHAN, METCALFE, METZGAR, MILLARD, MOUL, MULLERY, MURT, PEIFER, PYLE, SACCONE, SANKEY and STEVENSON.
Introduced as HB223