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Feds bag idea of curbing target practice on public lands
By Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com
The Obama administration on Wednesday backed off a draft policy to restrict target shooting on federal land near residential areas.
In a memo, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he would direct his agency to "take no further action to develop or implement" the draft. U.S. News & World Report posted a copy of the memo on its website.
Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., last Friday sent Salazar a letter asking that the draft policy be canned, saying he worried it would be taken advantage of by anti-gun rights groups. "Any draft proposal regarding recreation on public lands must continue to guarantee hunting opportunities," he wrote.
In a statement issued along with a copy of the letter, Rehberg said the Obama administration "is uncomfortable with gun rights, and eager to restrict the Second Amendment at every opportunity."
"In a state like Montana, where the federal government is by far the largest land holder, preserving Second Amendment rights on public land isnít just a question of good policy," he said. "Itís a question of protecting our way of life from big-city meddlers."
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