In a move to protect our rights and values, Senator John Barrasso from Wyoming is taking a stand against actions by the Biden Administration.
Last Thursday, Barrasso introduced the “ARROW Act,” which aims to stop the administration from withholding federal funds from schools teaching firearm and archery safety.
If the ARROW Act becomes law, it will stop the federal government from interfering with firearm and archery safety programs in Wyoming and nationwide. This is in response to the Biden Administration’s plan to use the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to cut funding for schools that offer hunting and archery programs.
Barrasso says these programs are essential because they teach students to be safe with firearms and archery, reducing accidents. They also connect young people to the traditions of America and the West.
Barrasso added, “Our law will ensure schools that teach hunter education and archery programs get the funding they need, keeping politics out of Wyoming’s schools.”
The ARROW Act supports many essential organizations, including the Wyoming Department of Education, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the National Rifle Association, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Safari Club International, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
People in Wyoming, a state proud of its Second Amendment rights, also support the bill.
Megan Degenfelder, Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction, said, “These programs are important for students not just in Wyoming but all over the country. The Biden Administration’s actions threaten our educational programs and way of life.”
Brian Nesvik, Wyoming Game and Fish Director, added, “These programs teach our youngest citizens to care for wildlife and safety.”
As the deadline for government funding approaches, Senators play a crucial role in deciding where the money goes. But with the deadline approaching, Congress is likely to use a continuing resolution, which continues current funding levels, instead of carefully deciding where money should go.
The Biden Administration’s misuse of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act could hurt schools. More than 1.3 million students in over 8,000 schools nationwide participate in archery programs yearly.
The ARROW Act already has 22 Senators supporting it, showing that Democrats and Republicans want to protect firearm and archery safety programs. Senators like Cynthia Lummis, Dan Sullivan, Steve Daines, Roger Marshall, Jim Risch, Cindy Hyde-Smith, and many others are behind Senator Barrasso’s effort to protect these critical programs that are part of our country’s heritage.