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Offline maverick

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Re: A little gun history
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2008, 11:17:20 AM »
I live in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado and hunting is a big part of the economy of our little town.  I agree with the op ion of hunting being a rich mans sport but we do lease our place out during deer and elk season.  On our 280 acers we currently have a herd  of 100 elk and another of about 50 that show up almost daily. Elk cause a tremendous amount of damage to fences and eat a lot of pasture.  Every spring we have to fix fence. When a herd of elk get spooked you can watch the first few jump the fence by the time the end of the herd gets to the fence they they are just running( the whole fence is one the ground) I have seen a metal post bent in half after a herd of elk has crossed. We figure the amount of money we get from hunting helps to offset the damage of the elk. The DOW will give you a few posts every couple of years to cover game damage - what a joke. They will also give you m-80's  the shot a the elk and deer - they will run about 100 yard and start grazing again ( or the elk will tear down the fence running away) We also have a lot  of deer on our property. About 10 year ago it was not uncommon to see 200 head of deer on our hay field, something happend and the deer population really dropped, the population seems to be on the rebound. We welcome are friends to come shoot cow elk  on private land tags once the regular season is over. We also have about 300 turkey on our place and always allow friend to hunt them. My husband and two boys are avid hunters and they sometimes wish they could hunt on are place - especially when a 350 bull gets killed.

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Re: A little gun history
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2013, 10:39:28 AM »
A little gun facts

The most common gun violence, by contrast, is drearily predictable and is the source on average of nearly ten thousand homicides a year. Such violence occurs overwhelmingly in certain locations of citiesover the past 30 years in Boston, for example, 75 percent of the citys shootings occurred in 4.5% of its area, whereas 88.5 percent of the citys street segments experienced not a single shooting. Urban shootings are retaliatory or the product of the most trivial of slights. They are committed by handguns, not assault rifles. Victims and perpetrators usually know each other, absent bullets going astray. Reforming the involuntary commitment laws and beefing up mental health services are largely irrelevant to these shootings, since though the shooters have serious problems with impulse control and are clearly a danger to themselves and others, few would be deemed mentally ill. And both victims and perpetrators are disproportionately minority, by huge margins. New York City is emblematic of the countrys gun violence. According to victims and witnesses, blacks commit 80% of all shootings in New York, though they are 23% of the citys residents. Add Hispanics and you account for 98% of all shootings. Whites commit a little over 1% of shootings, though they are 35% of the citys population. These disproportions pertain across the country.

Similar statistics like these are repeated across the country.
Its just a shame that you risk being labeled a racist for pointing out the obvious.

Interrestingly, companies business plans rely heavily on impulse buying.

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Re: A little gun history
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2013, 02:15:27 PM »
60 years ago seemed like there were a lot more smaller farms. Every kid had a 22 rifle. Now there are few farms. You can't shhot off the front porch anymore. I think less people connect with guns as every year goes by.
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

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Re: A little gun history
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2013, 11:05:28 PM »
This was found on a Taco Bell door, I agree with the owners stance 100%.


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