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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:19 AM

The Right to Hunt and Fish

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by krispos42 (a host of the Gun Control & RKBA group).

Salon reports

In four states this November, voters will decide whether to institute a constitutional amendment ensuring the “right to hunt and fish.” These measures are being pushed by the National Rifle Association primarily as a way of preemptively protecting hunters and gun owners from “radical” animal rights groups.

To most people, these amendments probably sound like a solution without a problem. But the NRA has been warning voters and state legislators that “radical” animal rights groups could come for their guns and traps any day now. As the NRA’s legislative arm, the NRA-ILA, wrote on its blog, it’s working to “protect the citizens’ hunting heritage from attacks initiated by well-funded anti-hunting extremists who have assailed sportsmen throughout the country in recent years.”

The main “extremists” the NRA-ILA refers to are PETA and the Humane Society of the United States (unrelated to the organization that runs local animal shelters but often attacked as radical for pushing for things such as crackdowns on puppy mills). But HSUS says it has no plans to go after hunting and fishing rights, and it called the Kentucky amendment “inconsequential and merely window dressing.”


Aren't those the same scare tactics they use for gun rights in general? Yes, that's what the NRA is all about. And the insecure and frightened gun-rights activists love it. It plays right into their damaged psyches.

People who own guns are often motivated by the supposed empowerment they provide. The ones who find this most attractive are those who lack power in the first place. Of course this is all in their minds. Usually it's an imaginary lacking, an underlying fear which in their fantasy life is made complete with a gun.

Hunting is worse. it combines all the psychoses involved in gun ownership itself with the actual killing of animals. That's just sick. People who get off on killing animals have mental problems, in my opinion.

Now, none of this translates into banning guns or outlawing hunting. That's just hysterical exaggeration on the part of the gun owners and hunters. Gun control is about ensuring that folks who do decide to own guns, for whatever reason, are qualified to do so.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.
Cross posted at Mikeb302000

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safeinOhio Oct 2012 #1
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ileus Oct 2012 #3
krispos42 Oct 2012 #4

Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:17 AM

1. Please, excuse my French.

FUCK THE NRA.
I've hunted and fished all of my life and have never violated the hunting and fishing laws, unlike NRA spokesperson and board of director member, Ted(the draft dodger and pants crapper) Nugent.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:43 AM

2. +1 The NRA is a hate group disguised as a gun rights group.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:26 AM

3. We took the crossbow out yesterday for the first time.

Short trip just to the back edge of our property where a 4pt and 8pt and several does hang out. Not too eventful, but then again not many people were successful yesterday with the weather coming in.


My 8yo son picked out this crossbow on Amazon and after reading some reviews I let the order proceed. I figure for an 8yo limiting him to 30 yards is a good thing and this bow should do a great job at taking deer that close with the mechanical broadheads I moved from my stock to his bolts.

Next up is muzzleloader season in a few weeks...

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:49 AM

4. Locking

Hunting, or not hunting, does not affect the topics that the Group's SoP covers. This belongs in GD or Outdoor
Life.

Regards,
Krispos42, Group Host

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