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Hunting doomed?

A look at the reaction of the lion hunting incident from hunters. Yeah, hunters should probably work on marketing. With bonus quote of the day from Clayton Cramer:

Whenever I run into a Fudd, I remind them of one really ugly fact: most of us “extremists” are trying to defend gun rights because of self-defense. If the right to protect yourself from a murderer, rapist, or robber isn’t sufficient reason to own a gun, what makes you think that having a gun for entertainment is going to be a good enough reason?

5 Responses to “Hunting doomed?”

  1. Sebastian Says:

    Especially when your entertainment is killing Simba. You don’t hate Simba, do you?

  2. Windy Wilson Says:

    Clayton has a way of putting obvious truths into simple language for those who do not have any insight for the obvious (In high school my friends and I used to insult each other with “you have a keen insight for the obvious.” I’ve since learned that such insights are actually quite rare, particularly in leftist circles.).

  3. Ron Larimer Says:

    Windy and Clayton miss the motivation of anti’s. Their fear comes from the empathy they have for others. They believe that if you can drop the hammer on a living thing you can do it to them.

    The same empathy makes them unable to defend themselves and makes them a victim… so eliminating guns reduces the violence they could be subjected to.

    It doesn’t matter to them if it is a lion, deer or person… to them it is them.

    Your can’t win an emotion based argument with logic.

  4. Weer'd Beard Says:

    Also hunting guns can still be used for murder, suicide, and deadly accidents.

    When the only argument FOR guns is shooting ducks and deer for food in a nation with an obesity problem, then the argument for banning ALL guns is a pretty sound one.

    And when you can own a handgun and rifle for self-defense, what’s the harm in collecting oddities, and shooting ducks and deer?

    One idea is a threat to all, one is a threat to none. Never do you see a High-and-Tight covered in MOLLE gear, and the $4,000 AR with 6lbs of crap hanging off of it, calling for a ban on O/U trap guns, or deer rifles.

  5. Huck Says:

    “If the right to protect yourself from a murderer, rapist, or robber isn’t sufficient reason to own a gun, what makes you think that having a gun for entertainment is going to be a good enough reason?”

    It’s a right guaranteed by the Constitution. That’s the only reason/justification needed.