PETA Calls for “Under-18” Hunting Ban

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PETA Calls for “Under-18” Hunting Ban

Postby » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:04 am

PETA Calls for “Under-18” Hunting Ban

Letter to Arizona Governor Exploits Tragedy

(Columbus, Ohio) – The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) decries the most recent effort of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to ban hunting in Arizona.

On November 11, PETA sent a letter to the Governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, urging support of legislation that would ban hunting by anyone younger than 18.

PETA is attempting to exploit recent November 5 news coverage of a tragedy in which an eight year-old boy allegedly shot and killed his father, Vincent Romero, and Timothy Romans with a .22-caliber rifle. The organization claims that the violent act was fomented by a recent family prairie dog hunting trip.

PETA told Gov. Napolitano that hunting teaches “children to see others as nothing more than living targets.”

“PETA always uses the most distasteful tactics to make headlines. In this case it is exploiting a tragic situation to advance its anti-hunting agenda,” said USSA Executive Vice President Rick Story.

“There is no reason to believe that banning hunting for youth would have prevented this act”, Story said. “A ban on hunting for those under 18 will prohibit thousands of law abiding, responsible sportsmen and their children from engaging in a time honored tradition”, he said.
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Postby Naturegirl » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:44 pm

Absolutely ridiculous! Some people just have a screw loose (kids or adults) and banning youth hunting won't prevent it! I'm still not even sure the kid did it and it certainly had nothing to do with hunting. The dad should have locked up all guns and ammo. We have multiple safes and EVERYTHING is locked up at all times. It's not just because of my own children, but other children that are at our house too.
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Postby 6x6pinz » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:20 am

The problem with rules like these is that gun owners don't get out and vote on issues that concern them. If they did we would not be looking at what could be one of the worst presidents (concerning gun rights) that we have ever had. Far too many gun owners just sit around and complain about their rights being taken away but don't go to the polls to help stop this. Keeping our gun rights is very simple we just need to vote against them and make sure our friends do the same. I am sure you know gun owners that did not vote in the last election and who don't vote on a regular basis. What a shame such an easy thing to do to keep our rights.
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