And I know that saying something is the dumbest piece of legislation ever is really making a statement, but I think I am right:
Wyoming hunters could carry automatic weapons and guns equipped with silencers in the field under proposed legislation that would also allow archery hunters to carry firearms.
Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, is the primary sponsor of the bill. He says he’s heard from many archery hunters who want to carry firearms for defense against grizzly bears.
Case’s bill, Senate File 79, wouldn’t allow anyone to hunt with automatic or silenced weapons. But it would remove the current prohibition against possessing such weapons in the state’s game fields and forests.
As the Gun Guys note:
A bill has been proposed in Wyoming that would let hunters carry assault weapons and guns with silencers on them when they go hunting. You know, in case they happen to run into any of those stealth combat trained deer.
If you are getting attacked by a grizzly bear when bow-hunting, wouldn’t you want someone to hear your self-defense gunshots?