The first step.
The Senate voted Monday by a wide bipartisan 82-12 vote to proceed with debate on the “Sportsmen’s Act,” which expands sports shooting on public lands and prevents regulations against traditional ammunition.
The bill notably received the support of many Democratic party lawmakers who crossed the aisle to support discussion on the popular legislation. The measure shares many of the same provisions as the similar SHARE Act that passed the House in February by a bipartisan 268-154 vote.
“We are pleased that the Senate voted in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion to proceed to take up the most important piece of sportsmen’s legislation in a generation that has 45 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle,” Larry Keane, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) senior vice president and general counsel told Guns.com Monday.