Allow New Restrictions on Hunting & Fishing Laws

Ballot Language

Constitutional amendment protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.



What it Does

This Amendment gives the NCGA the sole power to regulate hunting and fishing.

This “right” would be subject to unknown rules and laws of the General Assembly.

For more details, please read Senate Bill 677.

Issues with this Amendment

This bill would add a section to Article I of the North Carolina Constitution, A Declaration of Rights, protecting the right of people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, including by using traditional methods.

This amendment would be subject only to laws and rules from the General Assembly.

The NRA has pushed similar ballot initiatives in several other states with the goal of being pro-active in protecting gun rights through multiple means. The Raleigh based conservative Civitas group admits that “…it’s possible its (sic) yet another way to help bolster firearm protections here.”

Essentially, this amendment provides nothing new of value to the citizens of NC since any right to hunt and fish is already at the mercy of the laws and rules of the legislature, and will remain so after the vote either way.

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