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  •  my family's owned guns, (8+ / 0-)

    but never handguns. A handgun doesn't work for killing deer or geese, or plinking away the schputzies that are chasing the purple martins away from your feeder.

    Screw John Galt. Who's John Doe?

    by Mike Kahlow on Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 08:11:11 PM PDT

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    •  My Uncle is an avid hunter (6+ / 0-)

      He uses a crossbow.

      And I have no problem with hunting. We have screwed up the natural selection process so much that deer are quite common. To the point of over population.

      I'm not going to be leading the pack, but I see nothing wrong with going back and getting fresh food vice a Dominoes pizza. Whether you use a crossbow or a M1-A1 Abrams, the deer is still dead. But with a crossbow or low caliber weapon, you do a lot less damage to the deer.

      I just don't get how that morphs into the 2nd Amendment which morphs into home security. Three distinct arguments that so quickly get blended into one.

      Reminds me of a joke from Reduced Shakespeare in their Complete history of the Bible, abridged.

      Questioner: Oh wise Solomon, how can you compare the vengeful, demanding God of the Old Testament with the loving, caring God of the New Testament?

      Solomon: Easy. Batman. Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton. Two men. One Batman.

      Other than you use a gun, there is nothing the same about hunting an animal for food, having an armed force for political means, and killing another human in a domestic setting.

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