Indiana: DNR Rule On Rifle Cartridges For Deer Hunting

On November 3rd, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued an emergency rule allowing rifle cartridges that were allowed in previous seasons to be used during the 2017 deer hunting season.  Firearm deer season runs from November 18th to December 3rd.  For further information about Indiana hunting, see here.

Massachusetts: Signed Gun Control Bill Carries Punishment of Up to Life Imprisonment

Today on Friday, November 3rd, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, acting on behalf of Governor Charlie Baker, signed House Bill 4008 into law.  A provision in H.4008 prohibits the possession of “bump stocks” and “trigger cranks.” Violations of this provision by merely possessing these accessories carry excessive punishments.  In addition to the possibility of life imprisonment, the minimum mandatory sentence is 18 months imprisonment. 

Arizona: Tonto National Forest to hold public meetings on preliminary proposed management plan

The Tonto National Forest will be releasing a proposed plan to update the 1985 forest management plan that it is operating under.  The proposed new plan will be available on the National Forest’s website by Monday, November 6th , but ahead of its release meetings have been scheduled by the National Forest to share information with the public.