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Online Hunting Firm Is Now the Quarry
LATimes.com via CNET.com ^ | April 21, 2005 | Nancy Vogel

Posted on 04/21/2005 9:15:58 PM PDT by ConservativeMind

Edited on 04/21/2005 9:25:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

So far, John Lockwood has had only two customers for his new Internet-based business, yet lawmakers in California, 14 other states and Congress are moving to shut it down.

Lockwood operates a website live-shot.com that for a few hundred dollars lets anyone with access to a computer shoot and kill a variety of animals roaming a fenced ranch in Texas.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; donutwatch; hoplophobes; libertarians; liveshot; rinowatch
I have no problems with online hunting. Why does it offend so many people?
1 posted on 04/21/2005 9:15:58 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: ConservativeMind
Why does it offend so many people?

No skill needed.

2 posted on 04/21/2005 9:18:49 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: ConservativeMind
I've "gunned down" a lot deer in the Texas Hill Country two hours west of San Antonio. I have known of folks who set up camera's with internet connectivity at hunting blinds, but not with an attached weapon.

I think it would be a great way to reduce the wild hog population.

However, hunting is about getting outdoors, fellowship and the hunt. The kill is secondary in my book.

Somebody tell me how to post pictures and I'll show you some Axis deer I sneaked up on in a river bed.

3 posted on 04/21/2005 9:30:07 PM PDT by ASTM36
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To: ConservativeMind
I have no problems with online hunting. Why does it offend so many people?

It is not online hunting. It is online shooting. A hunter uses skill and smarts and knowledge of the environment. An online shooter is just the older iteration of a hairy-palmed videogame nerd. Online shooting is the same as shooting an animal that is in a 5 by 5 cage, and then bragging how 'proficient' one is. It is definitely not hunting, and thus should not be referred to by that name.

4 posted on 04/21/2005 9:31:11 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear tipped ICBMs: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol.)
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To: spetznaz

Either way, I don't see a problem with it.

In fact, if someone wanted to hook up video feed and a remote-controlled robotic hand, we could have people remotely run parts of packing plants.

It's good all around.


5 posted on 04/21/2005 10:30:28 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: ConservativeMind

This would be a great way for the severaly disabled and extreme elderly to still remain active hunters for a long time to come I m all for it.If any california politician is against it then its a great thing and not only should it be legal it should be mandatory just to tick them off


6 posted on 04/21/2005 10:35:53 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (If you want to change goverment support the libertarian party www.lp.org)
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7 posted on 04/21/2005 10:36:25 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (If you want to change goverment support the libertarian party www.lp.org)
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8 posted on 04/21/2005 10:36:52 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (If you want to change goverment support the libertarian party www.lp.org)
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To: ConservativeMind
I think it is alright for people to 'robotically run packing plants.' Although i think that in the future the degree of automation will not even require more than one person (and anyways there are several industries that have been extremely automated for quite some time).

As for the online shooting. Hey, if someone wants to do it they can go ahead. It is a free country after all. However they should not call themselves 'hunters' because they are not. In fact in some ways they are as far from hunters as someone can get. I'd probably say the only thing worse are the 'hunters' who pay big bucks to shoot exotic animals in a small cage,and then brag about it. That is not hunting ....it is merely shooting.

Online 'hunting' is akin to online sex .....nothing more than glorified masturbation.

but if people want to do it (online shooting) they can go ahead. I just would not call them hunters, and would consider them quite pathetic (especially if they are able-bodied).

9 posted on 04/21/2005 10:37:29 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear tipped ICBMs: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol.)
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To: ASTM36

http://xs.to/

good picture host


10 posted on 04/21/2005 10:37:30 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: ConservativeMind
Either way, I don't see a problem with it.

Me either. Wouldn't it be neat to see this set up in Wisconsin and people could sign on to pick off a feral cat?

11 posted on 04/21/2005 11:13:29 PM PDT by taxesareforever
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To: spetznaz

Anybody that hunts with a rifle is not a hunter, IMO.Use a fork, LOL


12 posted on 04/21/2005 11:49:04 PM PDT by Ajnin (I)
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To: Ajnin

I am personally a compound bow guy, but i still have maximum respect for my gun-totting brethren. After all it is not the tool but the man (or woman). What i cannot stand is stuff like caged 'hunts.' That is not even hunting in the first place. Actually i guess technically there are 3 things: hunting, sport shooting, and wannabe-shooting. The first 2 are ok ....the last one is mostly for retards and wannabes who think shooting a caged lion through the bars makes them a man.


13 posted on 04/22/2005 4:37:18 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear tipped ICBMs: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol.)
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To: ConservativeMind

As a sportsman, I am offended.


14 posted on 04/22/2005 5:49:12 AM PDT by BJClinton (Giuliani/DeLay 2008)
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To: ConservativeMind

As a staunch vegetarian and Libertarian I support this man's business. Politicians want to kill any good idea in this country. I'd like the NRA to get behind this guy.

I think it was smart politics of the guy to get one of his first customers to be a paralyzed former hunter.


15 posted on 04/22/2005 6:25:06 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/foundingoftheunitedstates.htm)
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To: spetznaz

Hunting with a rifle just doesn't excite me. I just don't unerstand the excitement my friends get out of shooting a deer with a scoped rifle from 200 yards and beyond. They claim it's an adrenaline rush. I have no problem with people that like to blast deer with rifles, I just think If you want excitement or a rush, it would be best to hunt in a manner in which you are exposed to some sort of danger.


16 posted on 04/22/2005 12:30:12 PM PDT by Ajnin (I)
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To: spetznaz

This is what I'm talking about. LOL, this is huntinghttp://www.media.ebaumsworld.com/index.php?e=lionhunt.wmv


17 posted on 04/22/2005 12:34:13 PM PDT by Ajnin (I)
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To: ConservativeMind

It's not hunting, it's just shooing.


18 posted on 04/22/2005 12:35:38 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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To: Zeroisanumber
Rather...Shooting
19 posted on 04/22/2005 12:36:06 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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