(Liberty Matters News Service) The National Rifle Association (NRA) is all in with the Biden Administration’s radical 30 x 30 land grab. The organization joined the “Hunt Fish 30 x 30 Initiative,” and committed to support action to implement the program. The NRA’s press release states:
“As 21st century outdoorsmen and women are aware, the future of wildlife and its diversity hinges on conserving habitat. In standing with hunter-conservationists, the NRA is the latest organization to join a coalition of sportsmen’s groups supporting the “Hunt Fish 30 by 30 (30×30) Initiative,” an international push adopted by the Biden administration (Executive Order No. 14008) to place 30 percent of the world’s lands and waters under protected status by the year 2030.
Specifically, the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum and NRA Institute for Legislative Action will work alongside a growing list of more than 60 Hunt Fish 30×30 Initiative signatories representing the hunting, fishing and conservation community. The goal: to advance America’s renown, sustainable-use conservation policy—the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (NAMWC)—and make sure sportsmen’s interests and contributions are part of the decision-making process when targeting lands and waters for protection. Signatories want to ensure that implementation of any 30×30 measure doesn’t create burdensome restrictions on hunting and fishing access or make vast sections of public lands off limits as access to those lands is critical to their management.” National Rifle Association, Hunters Leadership Forum, June 24, 2021
The “Hunt Fish 30 x 30” initiative is a full endorsement of the radical environmental agenda, signed onto by the green hunting groups. What you will not find in their position is any mention of respecting private property rights or support for the landowners who have been conserving our lands since our founding.
It is unfortunate that the NRA has selectively determined only the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is worth protecting, forgetting most of all that the right to own and bear arms is also a private property right, entitled to the full protection of the Fifth Amendment, as are land rights, and should not be taken for a public purpose, i.e. the 30 x 30 land grab.