Sign the Petition to Protect Competitive Shooting Sports

August 22, 2022 to December 22, 2022

Senator Helming is working to amend state law to protect the longstanding tradition of shooting sports in New York State. Her legislation (S.9530) would clarify language in the firearm legislation enacted on July 1 that does not expressly exempt competitive shooting sports events, often held at sportsmen’s clubs, as “sensitive locations.”

Senator Helming’s bill would make clear in state law that firearms are still permitted to be used at shooting sports venues and programs, including school-approved skeet, trap or clay target shooting teams, and organizations such as sportsmen’s clubs, youth clubs and scouting camps.

“Shooting sports programs and competitions are conducted safely and responsibly, with applicable training and education. They should be allowed to operate as they always have—safely and successfully. The language in our laws matter—and the language in the law that takes effect September 1 unfairly puts these programs at risk. Participation in these sports is growing, especially in our rural areas. We must amend the law immediately, so our student-athletes are able to compete and enjoy the educational and personal benefits of these sports,” said Senator Helming.

Sign the petition to help save shooting sports programs and competitions!

 
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