Home / Politics / Arizona House set to mull allowing “snake shot” in cities

Arizona House set to mull allowing “snake shot” in cities

PHOENIX (AP) – City residents in Arizona who spot a rat or snake in their yard will be able to shoot the animals using a small-caliber gun loaded with tiny pellets under a Republican lawmaker’s proposal set for a House debate Tuesday.

A group of scientists says Rep. Jay Lawrence’s proposal endangers people by encouraging firearm use in populated areas and putting people at risk as they approach venomous snakes. Lawrence says it’s about gun rights.

House Bill 2022 was backed by gun rights advocates during a House committee hearing last month. It was opposed by wildlife advocates and average citizens worried about stray gunfire.

The proposal amends a landmark 2000 law aimed at celebratory gunfire enacted following the 1999 death of a Phoenix teen struck by a stray bullet.

Copyright © 2017 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.blog comments powered by Disqus

Click to Read More

Click to Hide

Source: Washington Times

About Netizen 24 Network

Check Also

Poll: Trump’s approval rating at 39 percent

According to a new poll, new President of United States, Donald Trump’s approval rating reaches …

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Trivia quiz