Skip to comments.Assault Rifles for Hunters? (Zumbo goes mad)
Posted on 02/18/2007 11:32:57 AM PST by xsrdx
As I write this, I'm hunting coyotes in southeastern Wyoming with Eddie Stevenson, PR Manager for Remington Arms, Greg Dennison, who is senior research engineer for Remington, and several writers. We're testing Remington's brand new .17 cal Spitfire bullet on coyotes.
I must be living in a vacuum. The guides on our hunt tell me that the use of AR and AK rifles have a rapidly growing following among hunters, especially prairie dog hunters. I had no clue. Only once in my life have I ever seen anyone using one of these firearms.
I call them "assault" rifles, which may upset some people. Excuse me, maybe I'm a traditionalist, but I see no place for these weapons among our hunting fraternity. I'll go so far as to call them "terrorist" rifles. They tell me that some companies are producing assault rifles that are "tackdrivers."
Sorry, folks, in my humble opinion, these things have no place in hunting. We don't need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them, which is an obvious concern. I've always been comfortable with the statement that hunters don't use assault rifles. We've always been proud of our "sporting firearms."
This really has me concerned. As hunters, we don't need the image of walking around the woods carrying one of these weapons. To most of the public, an assault rifle is a terrifying thing. Let's divorce ourselves from them. I say game departments should ban them from the praries and woods.
Didn't know he was also a gun control advocate, but that would appear to be the case.
Just another liberal in search of a life.
Yet another leftist idea rots tradition from the inside. The 2A is not about hunting. It is about keeping citizens armed.
Similar posting here : http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1786992/posts
I've heard this kind of reasoning before. I think Zumbo and his ilk, came out in oposition to archery hunting because it wasn't effective "enough."
Kind of hypocritical.
Website is actually Outdoor Life, not Remington.
Just one final statement.
I've been sitting here getting more and more fed up with all of this talk about these, pieces of machinery, having no legitimate sporting purpose, no legitimate hunting purpose, people, that is not the point of the second amendment!
The second amendment is not about duck hunting, and I know I'm not going to make very many friends saying this, but it's about our right, all of our right to be able to protect our selves from all of you guys up there.
And nobody's talked about that.
Dr. Suzanna Gratia, Killeen massacre survivor who watched as her parents were murdered because she obeyed Texas law and left her handgun locked in her car. Appearing before Rep Schumer's committee hearings on the assault weapons ban
Yes, my search was WEAK - and the previous post was not indexed to Banglist.
--nothing new under the sun, I guess---
Unfortunately he is, or was, highly regarded in the big game hunting community.
I predict this blog posting will not enhance his reputation...
The vanity is there so he's definitely a liberal. I, me, I, me. With vanity comes envy. He's the self-appointed decider of other people's possessions.
I really doubt the Constitution writers intended protecting hobbies. More likely they wanted to protect America against vain self-appointed kings and queens.
Guess that will keep me from buying outdoor life magazine and anything made by remington.
Note to Jim Zumbo: The 2nd amendment isn't about duck hunting.
Zumbo ought to be fired. He is part of a clique of "sportman" who think their so called sporting rifles will safe if they just give up on Military style weapons. The NRA had a few of these.
This one is actually worse than an upfront gun grabber. He is taking sustenance from shooters and the industry.
The 2nd Amendment is that the people remain the ultimate arbiters of their rights and freedoms. It has a duality that a first seems to be contradictory, to protect this Constitution. If the Constitution should become suborned or otherwise attacked, the people have a right to defend it. Should the Constitution be interpreted wrongly or not enforced the people have a right to defend it.
Paraphrasing an article in Mr. Dillon's "Blue Press."..."if you don't vote (think, act, speak)like a gun owner, you 5UCK!"
As had been said here, the Second Amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting. If an AR 15 is the right caliber for what you are hunting, so be it.
There are some replies on his site with a pile of email addresses for comments.
zumbo may the type of liberal SCUM that would suggest our military personnel are going around the world and using similar (though fully-automatic or three-round burst) firearms to "terrorize" innocents.
This guy is EXACTLY the type of arrogant know-it-all elitist hunter that doesn't have a clue, and/or doesn't CARE about the TRUE meaning of our 2nd Amendment RIGHTS.
He would probably approve of a gun-grabbing RINO like rudy as a president who would most likely push for a PERMANENT ban on so-called "assault weapons" (SEMI-automatic firearms), after all, as these gun-grabbers (with a "D" OR and "R"-for RINO after their names) like to (RIDICULOUSLY and UNECCESSARILY) point out...
"You don't NEED a UZI or a AK-47 to hunt deer".
I suppose their anti-gun refrain will now include, "You don't NEED an ASSAULT WEAPON to hunt coyotes".
I stopped getting Outdoor Life MANY years ago because I noted a preference for "traditional" hunting (with only politically correct shotguns and rifles), but a disdain for other forms of practicing our 2nd Amendment rights, but to hear this a**hole is working for Remington as well...well,
they should fire his a**.
Someone ought to take Jim's SNIPER RIFLE away from him before he hurts somebody.