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America's Hunters Interesting slant on things...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    My little note: these numbers don't include all the population that are not hunters but are concealed weapons carriers. Add that number into the mix and come up with a total. Unless we let our own government disarm us WE ARE the best armed nation in the world. In WWII, my understanding is, the Japanese didn't want to fight on US soil because of the number of citizens who were armed. I think that perception is a good defense.



    Pretty Amazing!

    A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion: There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin...

    Allow me to restate that number: 600,000!

    Over the last several months, Wisconsin 's hunters became the 8th largest army in the world.


    (That’s more men under arms than in Iran. More than France and Germany combined.)


    These men, deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, to hunt with firearms, And NO ONE WAS KILLED.



    That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania's and Michigan's 700,000 hunters,
    ALL OF WHOM HAVE RETURNED HOME SAFELY.
    Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia, and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world. And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states. It's millions more. _____ The point? ________Americawill forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower!
    Hunting... it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's also a matter of national security.
    That's why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed. Food for thought, when next we consider gun control. Overall it's true, so if we disregard some assumptions that hunters don't possess the same skills as soldiers, the question would still remain...
    What army of 2 million would want to face 30 million, 40 million, or 50 million armed citizens???
    For the sake of our freedom, don't ever allow gun control or confiscation of guns.(If you agree, as I do, pass it on, I feel good that I have an army of millions who would protect our land, and I sure don't want the government taking control of the possession of firearms.)




    AMERICA! Designed by geniuses. Now run by idiots.

    ***Legalize common sense***

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  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Funny that so few of that huge army of shooters can't be bothered to speak out against gun control, to vote against it or to support groups that do. Probably because their preferred weapons, low cap bolt guns, have never been the target of the left.

    I don't know how many hunters there are in Oregon and Washington, but I suspect there are enough to sway the vote our direction. So, if that's the case, where are they?

    Maybe we need to encourage the anti's to go after bolt guns, and then watch and see if that massive army of voters would actually get involved for a change.
     
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  3. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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    Pretty-difficult to share optimism in my fellow countrymen these days.:oops:

    600,000 people with hunting licenses.....could any number of them be democrats...or non-voting "conservatives"...?

    who's "army" are we looking at...?
     
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  4. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Some of us hunters use a bow...
     
  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Perfect, we'll add bows and broad tip arrows to the list ;)

    I know some bow hunters myself, of them, all but one also rifle hunt. It would be curious to see how many bow-only hunters make up that mix.
     
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  6. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I didn't post it to create and argument

    Please don't hijack the thread and turn it into a political point of view
     
  7. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Huh? How is the what you posted in the OP not a political statement? It specifically talks about gun control, which is taking a political position/point of view. I don't see anyone arguing here either.

    It's just an open forum for discussion, threads go different directions all the time.
     
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  8. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Yup....ban " High Powered Sniper Rifles "

    ....because all you need to hunt deer is a flintlock....
     
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  9. Charliehorse

    Charliehorse Cascade Mts - State of Jefferson USA Well-Known Member

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    Great info!

    Great point!

    Exactly! Threads go where they may... they're called "conversations".
     
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  10. RLS

    RLS milwaukie Active Member

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    And a lot of bow hunters also carry a handgun as backup. No CHL required in Oregon.
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I should have been clearer in my post: Buying a hunting license doesn't mean you own a firearm. 600,000 licenses purchased doesn't mean there are 600,000 gun owners.

    In my case, I sometimes choose bow to get better opportunities and a longer season. Although I did just whack a nice little buck on Sunday with my 45. I'm an equal-opportunity hunter.;)
     
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  12. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I got what you meant. My response was more tongue-in-cheek, at least that's what I intended it to be.
     
  13. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    There is a lot of thread drift at this site.

    I like it! :D
    Some may not. :s0002:
     
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  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    From what I have seen this isn't far from true
    most duck hunters don' much care what happens to anything but shotguns
    Most deer hunters only care about a few revolvers and their bolt guns
     
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  15. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yep. My comment was based on personal conversations with people I know are hunters. It's disturbing how apathetic the 'hunter only' gun owners are. Many could care less about an AR or AK or whether or not a pistol has 7 round, 10 round, 15 round or 18 round magazines. And, many could care less about whether they have to lock up their guns when they're not using them, or private sales. And, at least some of the folks I've talked to are all for more gun control laws. They don't see it as a big deal.

    We are fighting not only the anti-gunners, but the apathetic and uninformed pro-gunners.

    Seems like the only time you can get some of these folks fired up is when you start talking about a lead ammo ban...they do seem to care about that.
     
  16. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    They can credit that 600,000 to the way whitetail deer Manage themselves. That animal is tough, and durable.

    Except if they get blue tongue disease
     
  17. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    My dad is this way. If it doesn't have any effect on his MKII Ruger or revolver or lever rifles he kind of doesn't care. "nobody needs a 30 round magazine, they are just for killing" he will say.

    When they come for your lever gun and bolt rifle and want them to be single shots I'm sure he will have nobody to stand beside him that can do it.

    Sadly he also doesn't see any need for anything beyond the need for one well placed shot for hunting. I guess the liberals got to him. For somebody that worked in a sawmill his entire life up to retiring early, being around firearms his whole life and having me around them mine as well, I don't know where the switch was flipped. Apathy is bad even among firearm owners.
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My family is very much that way. Gun owners among them, but totally willing to hand over their rights to the government. It's very disappointing.
     
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  19. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    My brother always said, old people tend to go socialist as they get old.
    My dad thinks his ruger single action .22 pistol is a gun.
    Talk about going on a blind date and she's completely butt ugly.

    He sees no need for a black gun.
    Stuck in his ways. Drives me nuts. He's got a lot of high end stuff. But he thinks shotguns are the thing. There ok. But I'm a rifle guy.
    Heck maybe I'm getting that way. I took my 1885 7mm Browning out deer hunting this year. Octagon barrel.
    Man that's a sweet gun.
     
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  20. Diamondback

    Diamondback A cold, wet green Hell Well-Known Member

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    Truly the Quisling Wing of Fudd-dom. We can't teach them because they actively REFUSE to learn or think about anything outside their narrow little "All I wanna do is kill Bambi and nobody needs more than that" mindset.
     
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