Florida’s beautiful woodlands will soon become dangerous for hikers and nature lovers looking for respite. If the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has its way, and likely it will, hunters will soon be allowed to use silencer-equipped rifles and pistols when stalking deer and other animals.
Proponents of the silencers hope to entice younger people to the “sport.” The claim is not only will it protect the ears of the hunters, but nearby neighbors won’t be bothered when hunters come close to residential areas. Of course, this so-called protection of the neighbors will make them less cognizant of nearby gunfire.
The LWVF/LWVF Gun Safety and Natural Resources Committees are teaming up to address this issue. Please join us as we gather in the Orchid Room at Leu Gardens at 7:00 P.M. on November 13, 2014 to learn we what can do about this threat to public safety. Well-known environmental attorney, Christopher Byrd, will join us to lead the discussion.
Let’s start standing up to reckless gun enthusiasts. It’s time we say enough is enough!
We look forward to seeing you on November 13th.