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Offline Dave Workman

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Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« on: November 15, 2017, 12:23:49 PM »
I am passing this along without comment. Not even an emoji.

http://www.hcn.org/articles/opinion-hunters-its-long-past-time-we-stood-up-for-gun-control

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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 12:28:06 PM »
I do not care for this article.  Are cars outlawed when operators have accidents or hit things on purpose.  No, it's the operator that has his license revoked or is put in jail.   It's not the gun causing the problem, it's the the wrong people having access to the guns.

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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 12:42:32 PM »
I am passing this along without comment. Not even an emoji.

http://www.hcn.org/articles/opinion-hunters-its-long-past-time-we-stood-up-for-gun-control

High country news often carries anti gun articles and supports shutting down hunting seasons among some of their causes. It is a left wing rag with self important writers that consider themselves social justice warriors and write articles with no research or facts just their emotions. They are left wing, tree hugging, anti logging, anti oil, pro wolf, anti gun, anti hunting, anti rancher, white people are racist  kooks etc and are trying to change western culture to align with their whacky urban left wing  beliefs. 

we have a few members on here that would enjoy their publication :chuckle:

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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 12:43:35 PM »
Lol the author works for ecologyprogect.org helping teach the youth about the environment.

"Throughout our courses, participants explore the complexities of land management and the process of collaborative decision making. They arrive as inquisitive youth and leave as empowered, inspired conservation leaders."

Plenty of emphasis of the great benefits of reintruced species for the betterment of all....lol

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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 12:54:23 PM »
"As a sportsman, I have to say that its long past time for us to stand up in support of stricter gun control laws. "

"As an elitist, I ......" is how he should have started this paragraph in his "opinion" piece!!

We have TO MANY gun control laws on the books now!!  The ones that would work are never enforced!!

He should really get back into reality more often!!
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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 01:13:22 PM »
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it's the the wrong people having access to the guns.

Right.

And so... The way to stop the wrong people from having access is...? I'm fascinated to hear solutions that don't involve changing gun laws to be smarter and better. The idea that ANY gun control simply can't work, or that no legal changes should be done to better ensure that dangerous people don't get guns, to me just seems laughably boneheaded and stupid.

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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 01:14:18 PM »
I'd be willing to bet that the knucklehead author is a progressive liberal Democrat and/or a proud member of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA).

Just sayin'.  ;)
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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 01:18:06 PM »
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it's the the wrong people having access to the guns.

Right.

And so... The way to stop the wrong people from having access is...? I'm fascinated to hear solutions that don't involve changing gun laws to be smarter and better. The idea that ANY gun control simply can't work, or that no legal changes should be done to better ensure that dangerous people don't get guns, to me just seems laughably boneheaded and stupid.

Rather than those of us that don't even remotely agree with you, why don't you proffer up some gun control ideas?
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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 01:23:53 PM »
We risk losing our freedom from violence. God, what a complete turd article.
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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 01:28:41 PM »
God, what a complete turd article.

Succinct.  :chuckle: :tup:
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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 01:38:21 PM »
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it's the the wrong people having access to the guns.

Right.

And so... The way to stop the wrong people from having access is...? I'm fascinated to hear solutions that don't involve changing gun laws to be smarter and better. The idea that ANY gun control simply can't work, or that no legal changes should be done to better ensure that dangerous people don't get guns, to me just seems laughably boneheaded and stupid.


It's not that any can't work - although that is ultimately proven true as those places with the most strict gun laws have the highest murder rates - it's that they don't even attempt to faithfully enforce the laws already on the books, and it largely results in those laws being just another burden on the lawful exercise of a constitutionally protected liberty.


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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 01:41:32 PM »
Pretty simple solution

Start prosecuting all gun crimes on the state and federal level. State prosecutors often drop firearms charges in order to get pleas. On the federal level they need more AUSA's to prosecute federal firearms crimes and beef up straw purchasing laws. Just look to Chicago and to why they have such a massive firearms problem with such strict laws.

During the past 8 years Obama's DOJ changed federal sentencing guidelines and 1000's of violent and dangerous criminals were released early because certain ethnic groups committing crimes were wrongly over represented in our prisons. Obama claimed it was because of racist cops and prosecutors. You can see an uptick in violent crime the past few years due to these early releases. Violent crime has been dropping the past 30 or so years and that is changing now.   

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it's the the wrong people having access to the guns.

Right.

And so... The way to stop the wrong people from having access is...? I'm fascinated to hear solutions that don't involve changing gun laws to be smarter and better. The idea that ANY gun control simply can't work, or that no legal changes should be done to better ensure that dangerous people don't get guns, to me just seems laughably boneheaded and stupid.

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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 01:53:33 PM »
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it's the the wrong people having access to the guns.

Right.

And so... The way to stop the wrong people from having access is...? I'm fascinated to hear solutions that don't involve changing gun laws to be smarter and better. The idea that ANY gun control simply can't work, or that no legal changes should be done to better ensure that dangerous people don't get guns, to me just seems laughably boneheaded and stupid.

You realize there's never been a safer time to be alive on this planet, right? You realize you're buying into a hysteria completely created to make you think you're in danger, right?
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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 02:42:55 PM »
It's an opinion piece.  About which I have a dissenting opinion. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Plea: Hunters should support gun control?
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 03:06:39 PM »
High Country News..........i wonder if it's a requirement to be high when writing articles to contribute to the publication? :dunno:
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