Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Insane GOP bill: If you can lift a gun you can hunt!!!

The common sense law allowing 12-year-olds to get a hunting license, if they responsibly participate in the mentor hunting program, must have gotten too onerous for responsible mentoring parents I guess.

So let's give guns to camo dressed children, babies even, any hunt. Not kidding. Isn't that cute? Republicans are desperately trying to stave off the dwindling numbers of hunters:
"Responsible" gun owners
need Adult supervision too?
Anyone of any age, even toddlers, could legally hunt in Wisconsin under a bill the state Assembly is set to take up ... allow anyone of any age to participate in a mentored hunt, effectively letting anyone of any age hunt ... wipe out the requirement that a hunter and mentor have only one weapon between them.
With so many accidental shootings by children in the US, you'd think a bill like this would never see the light of day. Not with these mindless gun-toting advocates of the NRA, where safety isn't the point, gun sales and campaign contributions are.  

It looks like Republicans are speeding down that "slippery slope" of gun deregulation by removing responsible gun regulations to accommodate really irresponsible "law-abiding" gun owners who can't, or won't follow the law.
Right now someone must be at least 12 years old to purchase a license or hunt with a gun unless they're participating in a mentored hunt. Children as young as 10 can hunt under that program.
Here are a few statistics for those indoctrinating their kids to use guns like a cell phone:
Each day in the United States, an average of 3.5 people under the age of 18 are shot to death and another 15.5 are treated in a hospital emergency department for a gunshot wound. The number of child fatalities related to guns is far higher in the U.S. than in any other high-income country. The U.S. accounts for 91% of all the firearms-related deaths of children under 14 in the world’s 23 richest countries. The majority of the nearly 1,300 children killed in gun-related incidents each year are boys between the ages of 13 and 17.
Oh, and you know who else thinks arming children is a good idea....

1 comment:

  1. I would never expect a libtard to have any common sense, but nice source on the statistics. Perhaps you'd like it better in Mexico or El Salvador where you can be as irresponsible as you'd like to be according to these statistics...

    It's statistically more likely that an automobile is going to jump out of nowhere and kill a child than it is that a gun is going to jump out of the closet and kill a child.

    "In the United States, more than 37,000 people die in traffic accidents each year (101 each day on average). This is only a small portion of the 1.3 million people who die annually in road crashes every year globally. Around the world, between 20 and 50 million people are injured or disabled each year due to accidents. More than 2 million of those injured come from the United States.

    More than 90 percent of all fatalities stemming from traffic accidents occur in low and middle-income countries, despite the fact that these countries have fewer than half of the world's vehicles. More than half of all deaths in traffic accidents occur among people between the ages of 15 and 44. Annualy, more than 2 percent of all deaths globally may be attributed to traffic accidents — the ninth-leading cause of death in the world. Even in instances when a life is not lost, there is a financial cost for traffic accidents, which cost an average of $820 per U.S. citizen every year."