This latest attack oh hunting rights AND free speech will not be opposed by the NTA or any other taxidermy club, like California’s, Texas’, and pretty much all the rest. The mission statement of the NTA reads: Mission Statement The mission of the NTA is to promote the art of taxidermy, protect the freedom to hunt, and to promote wildlife conservation. Of course it’s a hypocritical statement because the NTA exists for one purpose only – and that is to provide a platform to promote, enhance and foster the benefits, privileges, prestige and perks of its perpetual officers. - Where was the NTA when the US Wildlife Service attempted to ban the importation of game birds shot in Canada? - Where was the NTA when New Jersey and other states tried to ban the importation of elephant, lion, rhino, and leopard skins and parts into the US? They were nowhere that’s where. Why? Because there’s no money in it for the officers. You know, the officers. The ones who always seem to win the top money prizes in the competitions. Yes they have the skills to win, but how ethical is it when they write the rules, administer the rules, set the amounts of prize money, choose and hire the judges, monitor the competition room and keep score. What in heaven’s name can be fair and above board in allowing officers and board members in a competition which they completely control? Here’s the current issue the NTA officers and BOD hypocrites won’t touch: In the news from: LewRockwell.com Hunting Coalition Seeks Injunction Against California Law Banning Free Speech By F Riehl AmmoLand.com November 1, 2022 The Sportsmen’s Alliance, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, and Safari Club International filed for a preliminary injunction today in their federal lawsuit against a newly passed California law to protect the free speech rights of shooting, hunting, and conservation organizations throughout the state. The law, created by the passage of AB 2571, which purports to prohibit the “marketing” of firearms to minors, actually goes much further by banning free speech regarding the use of firearms while hunting, shooting or engaging in competitions that might be “attractive to minors.” It’s anyone’s guess what this means. The Sportsmen’s Alliance was the first to alert sportsmen on AB 2571 early in the legislative session, citing the bill’s prohibition of communicating any youth firearm-related activities as the death-knell of recruitment efforts and hunter safety training statewide. Because the law institutes a massive $25,000 per occurrence penalty, individuals and organizations responded by putting the brakes on communicating anything about youth shooting and education programs of all types.