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Anti-Trapping Bills Introduced Across Country


Anti-Trapping Bills Introduced Across Country

Anti-trapping bills have been introduced in Connecticut, New Mexico, and Oregon. Sportsmen in these states need to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose the bills.

In Connecticut, House Bill 5566, sponsored by Representative Alfred Camillo (R-Old Greenwich), would ban all foothold traps within 100 feet of any school or day care property, state park, municipal park, municipal playground, public road or highway, public boat ramp, public campground, rest area, public picnic area, blazed trail, or state hiking ground.

The anti-trapping bill is being cloaked as a “child safety” bill. Similar legislation was introduced in the state last year despite the fact that the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection stated that there have been no reports of children ever being caught in foothold traps.

Connecticut House Bill 5566 is currently pending in the Joint Committee on Children.



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  1. rikker45

    March 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    all of these liberal ideas are for the “children” and have absolutely nothing to do with safety or children, only with control.

    • Judy Ratliff

      March 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      we do not have to abide with laws against our Constitutional rights no matter what they say.

    • JIm G

      March 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      If they were so concerned about the ‘children’ they would support limits on abortion and quit driving up the debt. Libtards are all pathological liars.

  2. Benjamin Fox

    March 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Gun control is nazi people control and the nazi’s in office know that, have become the Hitler in the White Houses brown shirts. they better watch out Hitler had them murdered after they did his dirty business?

  3. edro3111

    March 4, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    These idiots have gone completely insane! Something needs to be done NOW!

  4. gutterfalcon

    March 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    They want all people to loose the knowledge of how to survive. Trapping, Hunting, Shooting, Survival, Camping. Anything Self sufficient. So people are Forced to depend on government. They, then can charge you $35.00 for Genetically Enhanced, Hormone injected Hamburgers. Vaccinations etc.They will be able to Control & Starve out the people. Already the gov. has Decimated the Deer heard where I live. I thought it was Car insurance Co. pay-offs to Game Commission, But now I think it is Much Bigger – Federal government. Plan to get control of the Masses. Through Starvation, Knowledge, Shelter, Health Care Any way possible.

    • Rattlerjake

      March 4, 2013 at 11:15 pm

      Doesn’t really matter. If they do stop trapping there will just be a lot more game to catch when SHTF.

  5. Marlin208

    March 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    It is worse then you think. They do not want you to have a garden in your backyard. They have already said they are going after the preppers first when the ax falls.
    Really folks, did you ever think you would be seeing this in this country? Isn’t it like we are totally alone in this. No matter which side you are on they just do not care about the American citizens any longer.
    They don’t listen to what we say and they are breaking down all our protections. I think things are going to get a lot worse before they ever get better, if they ever do.

    • jdbone

      March 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Who has said they were coming after the “preppers” first? Who are “they”? What branch of Federal Government are making these regulations.

      • Marlin208

        March 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

        The DHS said that preppers were considered to be domestic terrorists and they would go after them first. Look it up. I just love the way they let the unregistered get on here and ask stupid questions.

    • Judy Ratliff

      March 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm


  6. Judy Ratliff

    March 4, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Sorry I do not believe in this kind of trapping myself. I cannot back the hunters on this. yes, I come from a hunting and fishing family, but his kind of trapping along with iron or metal traps is something I have never liked.

  7. Charlie

    March 5, 2013 at 1:53 am

    What a nanny state. Freaking bunch of little girls whining about this or that and our servants in our government try to give them the pacifier for each whiny demand.

  8. Dempsey Coleman

    March 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Idiots on both sides of the Isle
    Like they used to say TRAP THIS

    • Matt

      March 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      In Seattle the PETA bunch was able to disallow the use of “body grabbing” traps to catch moles. The traps are not even seen underground in the mole tunnels. So it’s not nice to kill a mole that ruins a lawn, but it’s OK, Roe vs Wade ruling to use a similar device to kill an unborn human baby. Go figure…

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