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Oct 16, 2010
I am taking my new piece out to shoot this weekend. Anybody want to join me?

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Lee Smith
Joined Sep 5, 2003
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Oct 16, 2010
Mark Nelson wrote:
As far as safety, you probably want a gun safe. Keep mags and guns separated to prevent accidents. I think training & practice are important in proper use of fire arms as well as gun safety education. Hunting is a matter of proper land conservation and I feel should be supported as a normal part of herd control. I think most that participate in hunting are incredibly conservation responsible about their mannerisms when participating in this activity. They are usually experienced or with someone experienced. Certainly exceptions exist, maybe a game warden knows better about what they actually see. Recreational target shooting is certainly enjoyable, it's expensive though; but it's fun. Overall, I have no problem with guns used responsibly, which they are frequently used in my area, a rural/mountainous environment. Urban is different; I guess if I felt a gun was needed in an urban setting, maybe it's better not to be in that setting. Maybe it's just me, but I do feel safer at a gun show than at the airport. Philosophically, guns are guns, they are not good or bad. They are just not toys and should be respected. Teaching kids early on about them is important, I feel.

I am a pretty far left liberal for the record. Got to agree with Mark. Safe should be your first purchase. I have hunted my whole life. Gave up guns as it was too easy. I am a bow hunter because I love the chase more now. Love to eat wild game. No steroids, no antibiotics and if you hunt close to home it is environmentally a pretty sound practice.
1Eric Rhicard
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Oct 16, 2010
Is it that complicated? People hunt because they enjoy killing animals.

People carry guns because it makes them feel safe, especially when they live very, very far away from dangerous and violent areas.
Dana Bartlett
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