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7:45 am
Mon January 26, 2009

Committee votes to approve illuminated scopes

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A House committee says Wyoming should allow the use of rifle scopes with illuminated crosshairs that supporters say can make it easier to make accurate shots on game animals.

The House Travel, Recreation, and Wildlife Committee voted unanimously today to approve House Bill 133.

It would allow illuminating scopes as long as they don't project any visible light such as laser beams.

The committee voted to support another bill, which would ban so-called Internet hunting. That practice involves the use of the Internet to fire a remote-controlled gun so people can kill animals without physically being present.