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A Pro-Gun Haiku

Ar15

In light of all the excitement on the OL Blogs this weekend, I felt this stab at creativity was warranted:

Shooting firearms is

a lot of fun. Just load, aim

and squeeze the trigger.

Official Strut Zone Position Statement: Guns - all makes, models, calibers and gauges - are a lot of fun to shoot. Enjoy them responsibly.

Comments

John Doe

[QUOTE=Pat Ruger;419558]I know most everyone knows about this, but for those shooters that are just coming on board...

Gun writers Jim Zumbo (Outdoor Life, G&A, and more) Bill McRae (outdoor author), and Thomas McIntyre (Field & Stream and more) have yet again added to the attack on our second amendment rights, by stating their opinions on AR and AK rifles.

[B]In a nutshell if you haven't read or responded to what Jim Zumbo, as well as Bill McRae and Thomas McIntyre have stated, and whether or not the AR semi auto's appeal to you as a shooter- I have listed below their statements and instructions for easy email response to the email list of some of their current industry sponsors. If you wish to respond (and WE NEED you to!!), please help fight back:[/B]

****Jim Zumbo at Outdoor Life:
[url]http://outdoorlife.blogs.com/zumbo/2...t_rifles_.html[/url]

Quote:

Assault Rifles For Hunters?

As I write this, I'm hunting coyotes in southeastern Wyoming with Eddie Stevenson, PR Manager for Remington Arms, Greg Dennison, who is senior research engineer for Remington, and several writers. We're testing Remington's brand new .17 cal Spitfire bullet on coyotes.

I must be living in a vacuum. The guides on our hunt tell me that the use of AR and AK rifles have a rapidly growing following among hunters, especially prairie dog hunters. I had no clue. Only once in my life have I ever seen anyone using one of these firearms.

I call them "assault" rifles, which may upset some people. Excuse me, maybe I'm a traditionalist, but I see no place for these weapons among our hunting fraternity. I'll go so far as to call them "terrorist" rifles. They tell me that some companies are producing assault rifles that are "tackdrivers."

Sorry, folks, in my humble opinion, these things have no place in hunting. We don't need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them, which is an obvious concern. I've always been comfortable with the statement that hunters don't use assault rifles. We've always been proud of our "sporting firearms."

This really has me concerned. As hunters, we don't need the image of walking around the woods carrying one of these weapons. To most of the public, an assault rifle is a terrifying thing. Let's divorce ourselves from them. I say game departments should ban them from the prairies and woods.

February 16, 2007 in Hunting

****(post from an industry gun writer David M. Fortier 2-18-07)

As most of you would guess, there is a lot of activity inside the industry right now, despite it being a Sunday.

[B]Another writer Bill McRae has stepped up supporting Zumbo and agreeing with his feelings on banning assault weapons.

Here is a email forwarded to me

On Sunday, February 18, 2007, at 01:17 PM, Bill McRae wrote:

Shirley and Friends
I agree wholeheartedly with Jim on this and I don't give a damn who does or does not like it. Furthermore, I applaud Jim for having
had the courage to say what he said.
Bill McRae[/B]

----- Original Message -----
From: Shirley Steffen
To: Karin Levine ; Lamar Underwood ; Bill McRae ; Bob Pilgrim - Taubert ; Ian McMurchy ; John Fasano ; John Phillips ; John Plaster ; Ted Nugent ; Wiley Clapp ; Walt Rauch ; Wayne Van Zwoll ; Lamar Underwood
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 9:27 AM
Subject: Fwd: Zumbo on 'terrorist rifles' in the hunting fields

He's not alone either, I had Thomas McIntyre get in my face once on a hunt with Swarovski. He was as rabid as an anti-gun piece of sh*t, and felt they should be banned. Bryce Townsley was there and Bryce and I both gave him hell

So Bill McRae and Thomas McIntyre are both pieces of sh*t you should be aware of.

David M. Fortier
_____________
****Email list so far.

All you have to do to reply is write your email letter, then select, copy, and paste all these emails as one into your send address bar and they will all get sent at once.

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[email][email protected] himtnjerky.com[/email]
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[email][email protected] time4.com[/email]
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[email][email protected] remington.com[/email]
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[email][email protected]iversdbs.net[/email]
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Here's a copy of my letter. Feel free to use what you wish:

Dear shooting sports industry companies and corporations,

I would like to notify those of you who support and/or sponsor Jim Zumbo, as well as Bill McRae and Thomas McIntyre- that I will be boycotting your products, and actively promoting your business dealings with these individuals via the internet to every single gun owner, forum, and club I can find to seek out to spread the word.

The AR-15 is the M1 Garand of my generation and also a fine hunting and bench rest shooting rifle and I will not sit by and let these so called second amendment supporting phonies do further damage to our right to keep and bear arms in this great country of ours, by spewing their statements and beliefs amongst your product advertising.

With all sincerity,

Pat[/QUOTE]

[B]Outdoor Writer Bill McRae's CORRECT contact info is:

[email protected]
40 Sherman Lane
P.O. Box 160
Choteau, MT 59422-0160
(406) 466-5596
[/B]

Pragmatist

The author of the intial post has a seriously flawed thought process and indicated you had little knowledge on the topic of which you wrote . First off a standard police vest is designed to stop a pistol round. Any high powered rifle round will penetrate a vest of this type. You mentioned the banning of .30-06 and .308 ammo in France. A .270, for example will penetrate a police vest as well, to my knowledge this was never a military round. As a point of fact a sniper rifle has been a bolt action rifle in history.
This leads me to my next question, what do you advocate for a big game hunting round ? Please enlighten me. BTW what is a super magnum round ?

In short your misguided theories advocate unethical hunting. It is a hunter's responsibilty to not allow an animal to suffer needlessly. A hunter must be able to shoot an animal with a round capable of decapitating it quickly. You stated "Sniper Rifles shoot a high powered bullet that is almost always fatal. They are designed for one thing- delivering powerful overkill with deadly precision." Disregarded the powerfull overkill portion, thats what you need to hunt properly.

You intermix your argument about hunting with high capacity magazines, night vision, ect all of which is addressed in most local hunting laws. If you want to ban certain weapons features based on the potential of criminal acts, you should stick to that. As a result you're argument is obviously that of an uniformed individual. You're statements on ammunition clearly identifies you as such. Example:"high velocity ammo... should be banned."

By the way, we live in a free society. There are people who shouldn't own firearms. You never once attempted to address this, which is at the heart of the problem. If you can't see that, you're an idiot.