Congressman Takes Aim At Point-Click-Kill Sites

from the american-grandstand dept

A few weeks ago we wrote about how the reaction to Internet hunting seemed a bit overblown, with several states proposing legislation to ban a practice that seems unlikely to attract many participants. Apparently the reaction wasn't overblown enough. This week, Virginia Rep. Tom Davis decided to make it a federal issue, introducing a bill to make hosting such a service a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. Though it may sound a bit excessive, there will likely be little opposition to the bill, which is being backed by an odd coalition including the Humane Society, the Safari Club, and the NRA.

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    Nadine, 14 Apr 2005 @ 5:38pm

    Oh? So Military Personnel is Exempt from the Law?

    Wait, wait don't tell me... it is unethical and immoral to participate in hunting over the web, but it's perfectly fine to take out a few people (Death by Laptop - via laptop and wireless network. Are you kidding? Someone quick, send this story to the sponsors of the bill.

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