Friday afternoon four democratic Milwaukee legislators, Wisconsin State Senator Nikiya Harris and Representatives Mandela Barnes, Evan Goyke and Fred Kessler, circulated for support a proposal that would prohibit deer and bear hunters from using the only ammunition currently allowed in Wisconsin to hunt deer and bear.
In response, Rep. Dave Craig (R-Vernon) issued the following statement:
“This assault on our state’s rich hunting tradition is appalling. While I’m rarely surprised by the degree some will go to attack our 2nd Amendment Rights, these democrats have demonstrated just how far they will go to achieve their goal of suppressing the rich traditions so many in Wisconsin hold dearly.”
Yesterday, Senator Harris and Rep. Barnes, Goyke and Kessler, circulated for support LRB-0894, relating to the “prohibition on certain bullets and providing penalty”. Section 7 relating to the prohibition on certain bullets reads, “Whoever intentionally sells, transports, manufactures, or possesses any hollow point bullet, bullet that expands or flattens … is guilty of a Class H felony.”
Under Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources administrative code NR 10.09 (1)(c)2, “no person shall hunt any deer or bear…with ammunition loaded with nonexpanding type bullets...”