NSSF Names Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Legislator of the Year

Capito has been recognized for her unwavering commitment for fighting to uphold the constitutional rights of our nation's hunters and shooters.

Senator Shelley Moore Capito standing in the open wilderness.
Senator Shelley Moore Capito standing in the open wilderness.NSSF

NSSF has recognized U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) as the 2019 National Shooting Sports Foundation Legislator of the Year for her unwavering commitment to protect one of our nation’s most-cherished traditions and for fighting to uphold the constitutional rights of American hunters and shooters.

Senator Capito sponsored the bipartisan Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, S. 94, which provides states with greater flexibility to use Pittman-Robertson funds derived from excise taxes paid by firearms and ammunition manufacturers for the development and maintenance of public shooting ranges.

The Range Bill paved the way for increased safe recreational target-shooting opportunities after it was enacted. Senator Capito also championed efforts to ensure that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is adequately funded to provide quality customer service to firearms retailers.

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