58Hawken wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:54 am
papajim2jordan wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:02 pm
I've shot several coyote in defense of pets (those damn housecats). Along with a number of copperheads to which I have lost count. I get no pleasure from it. Just needed done. I draw the line at child sacrifice.
Child/pet sacrifice is apparently a price those who would ban hunting are willing to pay.
https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... ion-attack
Perhaps there is another language you might be more familiar with so as to understand what I have tried to communicate.
It's NOT about hunting. It's not about guns. Not about any god(damn) right to do whatever. There are an infinite number of pictures available on this web gizmo with humans in the exact same situations as those of the non-human residents of this planet you have put on offer.
Hunt humans? Hell no. They may shoot back. Just kidding. Before continuing, take a breath, count to ten.
Legislation is a social experiment. If these animals are starving already, the current paradigm would seem to need tweaking. Perhaps even at the expense of hearing less from your Hawken.
We seem to have done so well with climate, population control, and living together with the rest of the inhabitants it seems that nothing stands in our way. We can't even keep our fellow travelers in a protected cage without some idiot putting themselves in danger and requiring it's destruction. Google Easter Island. Passenger Pigeon. Land and game management at it's finest.
Perhaps you see this coming. Laying the ground rules for the last available sport kill opportunity once the last of the four legged ones are on your wall.
You have taken a simple thought, transcribed into written words without malice, and turned it on it's ear. There is a word for just that change of position.
P.S. It's really not about you. Take another breath, have a beverage. If somehow you have been offended, that is your right, but not my intent. I offer no apology.
We don't need Nikita Khrushchev's help. We'll bury ourselves, thank you.