Gloria, do you see guns as a class issue? Because I almost get from your posts that you think that the rich white liberal people are coming to take them away from you and then you won't have a way to protect yourself from the poor black people. Am I just reading you wrong, or is there a part of this discussion that plays into the whole "I'm part of the white downtrodden getting screwed six ways from sunday hardworking middle class" thing coming into play here and I never realized it? (Not meaning with just you, but meaning maybe I missed it as a part of a lot of gun owners as a whole?) I'm not being snarky ,I'm being serious.
I've never hired someone to protect me (Other than our police and military, of course, via tax money), but I've also never feared looters.
So I guess I've never thought of it as a class issue until seeing you lay it out like this ~ you are angry that some who are calling for gun control are wealthy, and you are worried about ghettos/rioting/the police not being able to protect you.
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Who on EARTH has argued against sustenance hunting? Please link to the posts. Because I can assure you with confidence that no one on this thread, or any other, has.
ETA: ALso, of course they aren't using Guns they own to Zebra hunt. They don't have zebras in America, and you may have noticed its hard to get a gun on a plane.
Hey, Lillie, I appreciate my posts as much as anyone.......but no one needs to read my words twice. Can you please stop cluttering the threads with reposts of my posts? Its flattering, but annoying and slightly stalkerish.
If you can't contribute to the debate with your own thoughts we all understand. If you are saving these threads for "My offspring", don't sweat it, they live with me, I have years to pass along my collective wisdom, you don't have to quote my posts for my kids, though that is awfully thoughtful of you.
Bonita maybe you are thinking of the post where I asked Kim why Seamus needed a Semi Automatic Rifle for deer hunting? I still maintain that they are unnecessary, though I do understand her explanation of how they make a difference. And if they make that much of a difference, there has to be some sort of way to allow hunters to still use those weapons. I believe that I referenced some sort of hunting club, where hunters who want to own such weapons have to undergo extensive background checks and mental health screenings or some such, keep these high powered rifles at the hunting club, and check them out for the day on the days that they want to go hunting. I also talked about having to maintain insurance and inspections on such weapons. I have several friends who hunt, though most of them in my area are bow hunters.
I agree, I don't remember saying anything about not hunting. I also agree that I don't completely understand why a semi-automatic weapon is necessary to hunt. I know excellent bow hunters as well.