Antis, please stop & consider

the numbers.

There were 13.7 million hunters in the United States over age 16 — 12.7 million of whom used rifles, shotguns or handguns for hunting, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

That is quite a few people with proficiency and experience, right?

That means hunters constituted only 15.9 to 18.1 percent of the estimated 70-80 million gun owners in the U.S. in 2011 — the latest year for which statistics are available.

In a Dec. 28 national report, USF&W said 13.7 million individuals over age 16 self-identified as hunters, and that 12.7 million used guns (shotguns, rifles or handguns) while hunting.

Another 2.9 million hunters used antique muzzleloaders to hunt, but according to USF&W, there is overlap between this figure and other figures due to self-reporting.

Around 4.5 million hunted with bows and arrows

But it is just a minor part of the total picture regarding gun ownership.
60 million or more people who own firearms but don’t call themselves hunters; think carefully before you keep saying those people own firearm only good for one thing.

Think carefully before you call the firearms they own “weapons of war”  lest you wish something into existence.

6 Responses to this post.

  1. Posted by TBG on 05.02.13 at 05:00

    “Think carefully before you call the firearms they own “weapons of war” lest you wish something into existence.”
    Great line… Great post…
    Sadly, this is the case where the desire to “Just do SOMETHING!” overshadows the ability to think through the issue with an understanding of Constitutional rights and how these decisions will affect other rights and freedoms in he future.

    TBG

  2. Posted by wildriver on 05.02.13 at 05:00

    This is the scorpion and the frog over and over again, they’ll never stop, they are driven.

  3. Posted by Kalashnikat on 05.02.13 at 05:00

    Guns are Constitutional…
    Obama is not.

    If the AR is a weapon of war, why do the police carry them? Who are they at war with?

  4. Posted by Danny on 05.02.13 at 05:00

    Glad I’m a “relatively safe for the time being” Canadian…but for how long??…. True III’pers and PATRIOTS need to tip the tide back to A TRUE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!!! Like it was meant to be in the first place….FOREVER!!! .Canadian IIIpers and true Patriots support you all USA..but I gotta go for now…too busy trying to reform my own countrys draconian socialist “make a list and grab those guns” policy….lots of hoops to jump through just to own an AR 15… major registration for handguns…anything thats NOT a “hunting rifle/shotgun”…etcetc…Blahblahblahhhh..call us if ya’ll need some help!…
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  6. Posted by Braden Lynch on 05.02.13 at 05:00

    @wildriver: look up the short video of Robot Chicken where the frog calls bullshit and shoots the scorpion.

    Even decent people like me can be pushed only so far before we shove back. Just ask the British how their gun grab against the colonists worked out for them. For that matter, how their own gun grab has back fired with crime.