With all of the arguments for more gun control, we hear all kinds of reasons, many of them are totally bogus such as the need to reduce gun violence and save lives. If these fanatics really wanted to save lives, they would be working on issues like tobacco, alcohol or motor vehicles, all of whom injury and kill far more people than guns do.
On the flip side, we hear arguments about Second Amendment rights, which is very important as the Second Amendment gives us the right to own and possess firearms as our Founding Fathers whole heartedly believe in.
However, there is one issue that re rarely hear about in the arguments against gun control and perhaps it’s based on a nearly impossible statistic to quantify.
(Great American Politics) – Gun violence, mass shootings, armed robberies, domestic violence and more. If you listen to the mainstream media, neo-com anti-gun Democrats and anti-gun groups, you will believe that the number one use of guns is for crimes, violence mayhem and murder. Other than that, there seems to be little use for guns, according to them.
They forget that there is still a large contingency of the American population that enjoys hunting. Some families still hunt for food. I know growing up, my parents didn’t have a lot of money and we relied on deer season to help feed the family. In a good year, we could harvest several deer. We butchered and packaged up the meet ourselves and put them in the freezer. My parents got an adapter for the mixer that allowed us grind up the scraps for ground venison. We even kept the heart, liver, kidneys and tongue as very little of the deer went to waste. One or two deer could feed our family of six for months and help save on the food bill. We also hunted for rabbits, dove, quail, turkey, elk, javelina and more. I’ll tell you now that bear meat is really greasy and strong, but to a hungry family, it helps fill the bellies. We also fished a lot and ate what we caught – bluegills, bass, catfish, crappie and trout. There were times we could go for several months without having to buy meat for the family and even back then that saved tons of money that went for clothes, bills and other necessities.
As more wilderness disappears, hunting has decreased but in some areas, it’s still a big part of life.
Many people also enjoy target shooting, but like hunting, this seems to be on the decline, partially because ammunition isn’t cheap…
How does anyone put a number on a common practice that is not regularly reported to law enforcement but one that happens more frequently than most anti-gun fanatics would ever admit. People use guns every day to defend themselves, their families and others, but those incidents are always reported, so there is no way to obtain an accurate figure on how many times this happens, but it needs to be an important aspect in the overall argument.