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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:56 AM Feb 2013

Are you cool with rural folks' hunting guns? [View all]

There's a bit of an NRA meme going 'round that somehow we who believe in meaningful gun control want to take away grandpa's duck gun, so to speak.

Personally, I think hunting guns in the country are so far down the list as to not even register a blip on the "part of the problem" scale. And I'm in favor of about every gun control measure you can dream up.

Anyone else?

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Grandpa's duck gun (et al) is part of the problem, and must go
1 (5%)
Grandpa's duck gun is not part of the problem.
21 (95%)
Other (obligatory dingbat option)
0 (0%)
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If you need more than 2 shots to shoot a duck, you are not hunting. liberal N proud Feb 2013 #1
Current federal limit of 3 safeinOhio Feb 2013 #2
I was recalling double barrel shot guns. liberal N proud Feb 2013 #5
For the most part? Hunting weapons aren't part of the problem, no. Spider Jerusalem Feb 2013 #3
? Crepuscular Feb 2013 #4
Rural folks? You have to be kidding, right? Coyotl Feb 2013 #6
Sounds like you don't live out in the country ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #10
I'm 30 miles from the store, in the middle of the National Forest, with bear, elk, salmon Coyotl Feb 2013 #15
I am about the same. No subsistence hunters left in most of CA due to bad laws ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #18
Subsistence hunting was VERY common in California during the Great Depression slackmaster Feb 2013 #19
What bad laws? Xithras Feb 2013 #32
come down to south Alabama, Mississippi or Arkansas ProdigalJunkMail Feb 2013 #20
Where in the hell do you live at to have such a WRONG idea about "rural folks"? cynatnite Feb 2013 #28
I hunt and fish for subsistence, garden and farmed too, forage, foray, etc. in rural USA, elsewhere Coyotl Feb 2013 #35
Your words...not mine. n/t cynatnite Feb 2013 #36
WTF are you talking about? Daemonaquila Feb 2013 #40
I'm talking about hunters being more than just "rural folks" Coyotl Feb 2013 #43
I'd be cool with them. So - how do you fairly distinguish jmg257 Feb 2013 #7
as long as they hunt critter and not people dembotoz Feb 2013 #8
Misleadingly facile. There's no division of rifles and shotguns into "hunting" and "non-hunting" Recursion Feb 2013 #9
I don't hunt, but I'm okay with it. HOWEVER the thing about hunting.... Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #11
Not if you are hunting for subsistence guardian Feb 2013 #24
Vastly more relevant than Grandpa's duck gun, Grandpa is not part of the problem slackmaster Feb 2013 #12
Its a curious question wercal Feb 2013 #13
Funny, isn't it? Recursion Feb 2013 #14
We ARE actually talking about that. Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #21
Let me expound wercal Feb 2013 #25
I know this is nit-picking, but..... NickB79 Feb 2013 #37
Let me introduce you to my friend, the goose gun: Erose999 Feb 2013 #42
I despise guns and hunting, but this is not the real problem. MoonRiver Feb 2013 #16
Most assault weapons are not powerful enough to hunt deer Recursion Feb 2013 #22
"rural folks' hunting guns" Chathamization Feb 2013 #17
Way, way, way too many Recursion Feb 2013 #23
If you shoot it, you gotta eat it (unless it's made of clay). leveymg Feb 2013 #26
Would that include guardian Feb 2013 #29
A little hot sauce and a matching wine does wonders, even for the gamiest meat. leveymg Feb 2013 #34
I sure hope grandpa would be eating roast duck after killing the ducks... Tikki Feb 2013 #27
If it's a game animal, that's illegal in every state NickB79 Feb 2013 #38
We need to move away from the NRA second amendment neighborhood nuclear superiority Agnosticsherbet Feb 2013 #30
Speaking as a rural folk, riqster Feb 2013 #31
only if they are regulated the way Japan regulates hunter's firearms.... mike_c Feb 2013 #33
I live amidst the national forest. longship Feb 2013 #39
My dad hunted. a la izquierda Feb 2013 #41
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