The elephant in the room must first be addressed in the form of Rep. Andrew Clyde (GA-R) recently introducing the RETURN (Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now) our Constitutional Rights Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This proposed bill would essentially gut the Pittman Robertson Act of 1937 which we all know is the main funding agent for state wildlife agencies through the federal excise tax on rifles, shotguns, ammunition, and fishing tackle. After breaking down this idiotic and ill advised bill, we move onto New York’s latest intrusion on the right to bear arms and personal privacy.
Next, we spend some time catching up with our old friend Mark Boardman of Vortex Optics. I’ll see if I can invite myself on a turkey hunt next spring and we dive into some general discussion on turkeys, bears, elk and sitka blacktail. Plus what is it like working for an optics company that manufacturers scopes for the AR platfrom during the current sociopolitical climate? Then we wrap things up by hitting on the latest and greatest from Vortex.