NRA And SCI Appeal Zimbabwean Elephant Trophy Ban

posted on December 6, 2016

The NRA has filed an appeal on an import ban on trophies of African elephants that are hunted for sport in Zimbabwe. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth upheld the ban in September. 

The ban was enacted under the guise of stopping poaching, but it’s founded on limited data and anecdotal evidence—with no actual facts presented on how a ban on the import of legally taken, sport-hunted elephants would help prevent poaching. In contrast, hunting has been hailed as a valuable tool of wildlife conservation in Africa because it contributes hundreds of thousands of dollars to the economic well-being of local communities. Limiting legally taken trophies from sustainable populations is, in fact, an ill-advised and scientifically unsupportable restriction. 

Safari Club International, which supports hunters' rights and promotes wildlife conservation efforts, joined with the NRA in filing an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals last Wednesday. The appeal challenges U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth's decision.

Latest

Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The NRA Goes to the Highest Court in the Land to Protect Our Right to Speak

The U.S. Supreme Court heard NRA v. Vullo in March. Here is what was said in the Court in this critical First Amendment case.

What’s With All the Clamor About So-Called “Glock Switches”

There is a proposed bill that would effectively ban the sale of Glock pistols in New York.

Biden Thinks Your Freedom Is A Red Flag

Biden’s DOJ is creating a National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center to push due-process-infringing “red-flag” laws nationwide.

From the Editor | This Should Not Have Happened

This story is yet another example of how the actions of criminals are used to justify the disarming of law-abiding citizens.

Air Travel With Firearms

With summer fast approaching, it’s an opportune time to discuss and review various laws and best practices for traveling across the country with your firearms.

The NRA Has New Leadership

Today, the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America elected former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr as President of the NRA and Doug Hamlin as NRA Executive Vice President & CEO.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.