Wyoming House keeps ban on silencers for big game

2013-02-12T14:24:00Z 2013-03-07T20:30:22Z Wyoming House keeps ban on silencers for big gameThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 12, 2013 2:24 pm  • 

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House maintained its position that silencers shouldn't be allowed for hunting big game in the state.

The House on Tuesday defeated a proposal to roll back an amendment it adopted on Monday that specified silencers could be used for hunting predators and small game but not for big-game species such as elk and deer.

Rep. Mike Baker, a Rock Springs Republican, proposed rolling back the big game prohibition and asked for a roll-call vote.

House Speaker Tom Lubnau, a Republican from Gillette, said asking for the recorded vote amounted to "commando legislative tactics."

Lubnau said such votes only served to create fodder for unethical lobbying organizations that use the results to support fundraising emails.

The bill needs one more reading in the House.

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  1. Sassy
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    Sassy - February 13, 2013 7:27 am
    No Hank Coe is in charge, WYDOT is second n command and WGF is the token third in line
  2. wyo-first Amendment victim-gun rights
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    wyo-first Amendment victim-gun rights - February 12, 2013 6:53 pm
    What kind of nonsense question is that? You must be in the NRA or WYGO?
  3. wyo-first Amendment victim-gun rights
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    wyo-first Amendment victim-gun rights - February 12, 2013 6:52 pm
    The sickness of Wyoming's fascism:

    Government of the People...
    BY THE SPECIAL INTEREST
    FOR THE INHUMAN CORPORATE VALUES...
    OF FEAR, POWER AND PROFIT
    So help me NDAA
    (military arrest on suspicion alone, as approved by GOP Enzi and Barasso

    If you oppose a fun bill in Wyoming, DCI makles anonymous threat calls , then- to cover up their telephone terrorism- Gov. Mead and Wyo Atty General send DCI killers to your house, to "get on the same page." http://www.LaserRadio.com/forrest.wav

    ...all to protect a state terrorist who ALSO threatens families of police:
    http://www.LaserRadio.com/subject.pdf
  4. Big Evan Diehl
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    Big Evan Diehl - February 12, 2013 5:54 pm
    So....like....the WY Game & Fish Dept runs the state, or what?
  5. Big Evan Diehl
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    Big Evan Diehl - February 12, 2013 5:50 pm
    So... like.... the WY Game & Fish Dept runs the state, or what?
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