It looks like a bipartisan bill is being introduced in Congress that will making it a bit easier for the firearms and ammunition makers to make payments on their Pittman-Robertson tax obligations, which go to wildlife and conservation funding, as well as maintenance of public shooting ranges:
Earlier this year the industry marked an important milestone in its longstanding support of wildlife conservation. Manufacturers have since 1991 contributed more than $3 billion dollars to fund wildlife conservation through the payment of the federal excise tax. Since the inception of the excise tax in 1937, more than $5 billion dollars has been collected.
That’s a powerful reason hunters ought to be very interested in the health of the other shooting sports.Â Shooters pay for a lot of wildlife conservation that benefit hunters through the payment of these excise taxes.