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Offline Lookn4Fur

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Semi Auto Bill
« on: January 31, 2017, 04:04:44 PM »
Allowed for all game and 5 round clip for big game.  Just one final approval March 27 and 28.

http://timesleader.com/news/630480/game-commission-approves-measure-to-allow-semi-automatic-rifles-for-hunting
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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 04:14:16 PM »
Very interesting! I'm anxious to see if this gets final approval. Surprised that they went all in. I was figuring that they would start off with baby steps, like semis for predators and .22 semis for squirrels. Thanks for the info L4F.
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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 04:35:26 PM »
Wow,   I'm also surprised they went all in.   As for me,  I'll stick with my bolt action.   "One shot,...  one kill".
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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 05:50:45 PM »
You can read the whole thing on the game commissions website.  January 2017 agenda. Page 33 also stated that air rifles would be legalized for small game!
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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 05:14:05 PM »
A email I recieved today stated this....The PGC comment line is getting comments against semi's by a 10 to 1 ratio. If the tentative policy established a week ago is reversed this "will" be nationwide news for the anti gun groups and CeaseFire Pa will be flooded with money and praise for there work. 

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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2017, 05:54:47 PM »
I'm sure the game commission is stuck between a rock and a hard place woth this one. They can't afford to make anybody feel alienated. License sales are already low.
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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2017, 05:41:10 AM »
MY opinion only!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If they wanted to get anything done they should have started with predators,small game and air rifles. After a year or two ,slide the possibility of big game in with it, based on a good safety record from small game. The public is bombarded by the media, painting these firearms in a bad light. I called the PGC in favor of the proposal, but that's the problem, just like our hunts...how many will call?.. 8)

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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2017, 10:18:48 AM »
Well said, Jaspr1. I agree. I think I'll call the game commission just to add my 2 cents.
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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2017, 10:26:42 AM »
Foxhound, email the PGC on this subject.  They have to record all emails that come in RTK protocol.  Calls are not recorded. 

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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2017, 10:29:35 AM »
Jasper1, I also agree......I had a lady ask me last week why we need "machine guns" to hunt with.

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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2017, 11:38:20 AM »
Jaspr1
The lady that asked about machine guns obviously doesn't buy a hunting license. I think they should just Legalize them for everything. I used to be against semiautomatic. But the more I learn I have no problem with them. I think once legal it will all be forgotten about and just become the new norm.
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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2017, 12:17:33 PM »
Thanks for the info H4Y. An email it shall be.
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Re: Semi Auto Bill
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2017, 01:37:36 PM »
 ;) ;) ;) Just sent an E-Mail!!
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