(WNY News Now) – Congressman Langworthy (NY-23) has endorsed H.R. 5110, the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act, which allows federal education funds to be used for student training in archery, hunting, and shooting sports.
Washington D.C. – Congressman Langworthy has cast his vote in support of H.R. 5110, known as the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act. This legislation has successfully passed the House with an overwhelming vote of 424-1.
The bill, at the center of a contentious debate, permits federal elementary and secondary education funds to be allocated for the purpose of training students in activities like archery, hunting, and various shooting sports. It is essential to note that this authorization does not extend to the purchase and use of weapons in schools.
However, the Biden Administration has criticized the bill, alleging that it misinterprets Congressional intent and undermines efforts to reduce gun violence through the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.” The administration argues that the act should restrict funding for hunting, archery, and shooting sports programs in schools.
The issue remains a point of contention, highlighting the ongoing national debate surrounding gun rights and education.