So let's give guns to camo dressed children, babies even, any age...to 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....