Sunday hunting dies
While the bill that recently passed with a resounding 29 to 11 vote in the Virginia State Senate may technically remain alive, a pack of similar bills failed to get past a key House subcommittee last week, suggesting that the effort to allow Sunday hunting– the hot topic in last week's Hook– has died.
As the Roanoke Times reports, Sunday hunting backers in the House conceded even before their February 1 hearing that they didn't have sufficient support to move past the House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources subcommittee. Such backers had been attempting to undo Virginia's long-standing ban on Sunday hunting, something originally designed for religious reasons but which grew to be appreciated by a wider assortment of farmers and recreationalists who yearned for safer Sundays.
note: originally, the online version of this story had its headline include a question mark at the end.