From the CSGV Twitter
Hunting is a dying tradition. Which is why NRA needs to sell assault rifles and “carry” guns to survive.
First up I can’t speak for the validity of the statement that “Hunting is dying”. Certainly with urban sprawl, and the fact that very few of us hunt specifically for food (Tho I’m sure most of us have Grand Parents, or Great Grand Parents, or maybe even Parents who kept from going hungry by shooting game animals). Its a game, and with permits, classes, diminishing land and crazy regulation, its becoming a hobby that isn’t easy to get into.
Now let’s not confuse the fallacy that the NRA “Sells” guns, but they are spending much more time pushing firearms suited for carry and self defense, and pushing for rights to use defensive guns.
Of course part of that is that more gun companies are getting into the carry gun and defensive gun market because #1. More states are allowing carry, and more people are carrying arms than ever before, and the law is becoming more liberal with allowing for self defense. #2. More modern rifles like the AR-15 can very easily fill the role of a hunting rifle, so if indeed hunting is in decline and guns like the AR-15 are cutting into the market traditionally occupied by more traditional hunting rifles, less of the older hunting guns are being sold.
But also if hunting is getting less popular than defensive shooting, its forcing groups like the NRA which has been maligned in the past as an organization that has hidden behind hunting rather than focusing on the meat of the 2nd Amendment. You see George Washington didn’t cross the Delaware River to get to his duck blind.
The anti-gun groups also hide behind hunting. It was recent enough for all of us to remember John Kerry going goose hunting to attempt to sway gun owners to look away from all the gun bans he supported as a Massachusetts Solon. Last election Anti-Gun candidate Mitt Romney also talked about hunting as a reason to see him as a friend to gun owners. Also last election American Hunters and Shooters was created as a false-flag to get President Obama elected.
“I’m a hunter…” does not mean you support the 2nd Amendment…and in a leading statement like that can often mean you’re outright hostile to the right to keep and bear arms. Joan Peterson claims to not be anti-gun because her husband is a hunter. She supports confiscation of lawfully held firearms, but since her hubby has a couple of duck and deer guns, that means we should trust her, right?
Sorry Ladd, the NRA is more friendly to self-defense arms over “hunting guns” because the word is out that REAL gun owners are all in this game together, and we can’t play favorites on which guns we should restrict and which are allowed, as we know now you won’t stop until they are ALL BANNED!