Discussion Topic: Does New York Youth Bill Fall Short?
From the NRA: _Earlier this week, Governor David Paterson (D) signed Assembly Bill 11033 . . . [which] allows 14...
From the NRA:
_Earlier this week, Governor David Paterson (D) signed Assembly Bill 11033 . . . [which] allows 14 and 15 year olds, who already are permitted to hunt small game in New York, to also hunt deer and bear with a firearm under specified conditions and only while supervised.
Thirty states across the country currently have no age limit, allowing parents to decide when their children are old enough to hunt, and these thirty states have a better collective hunter safety record than the twenty states with minimum ages._
I think we can all agree that this is an improvement on making Empire State kids wait until they’re 16 to hunt big game. The question is, should they have to wait until they are 14?
Tell us what you think.