Christopher Rea

Christopher Rea

Christopher Rea is assistant professor of public affairs at The Ohio State University.

A row of handguns on display

Commentary: Fewer Americans are hunting, and that raises questions about funding conservation

By: and - March 25, 2022

Gun and ammunition sales in the U.S. have skyrocketed in recent years. And although it may come as a surprise, this trend has supported conservation activities. That’s because every firearm and bullet produced or imported into the U.S. is subject to an excise tax dedicated to wildlife conservation and restoration. In 1998, these taxes generated […]