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Why hunters should be leery of gun bans
Feb 11, 2013 10:00 pm
I’ve never owned a so-called “assault rifle” or a hand gun. I do my deer hunting with a muzzleloader and occasionally a 50-year-old 30-30. I hunt squirrels with a .22 and turkeys with a 12-gauge shotgun.
So why should I, as a hunter, feel uneasy as I follow the ongoing debate about “gun control?” After all, the gun-control advocates don’t propose banning MY guns, do they?
No. Not yet.
But, Second Amendment and self-protection issues aside, my concern is that banning a particular type of gun won’t deter the crooks and crazies, and each failed ban will lead to restrictions on more types of firearms. That will inevitably include guns used for hunting.
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