1. Did Frank Bruni remember to get his testicles out of the freezer before he went hunting? 'Cause that's apparently where he keeps them.
2. "Hi, I'm Joe Nocera. I'm just know I wouldn't be capable of defending myself in a bad situation. And since I can't stand the idea that someone might be less of a wuss than I am I believe everyone should be wussified by law. It just makes me feel more comfortable. And isn't that what life's all about? My comfort?"
His description of his worries are exactly what any first time hunter is nervous about, in fact experienced hunters as well. This is what leads to good gun safety practices.
It’s a good illustration of modern liberal sensibilities. They want to be delivered from all responsibility for their actions.
But they support countless high risk and harmful liberal practices. Abortion, drug use, illegals everywhere, poor education and thus poor life skills, single motherhood, weak national defense, stupid presidents. The list goes on.
Yeah, hunting is an unfair sport. It’s much more fair down at the slaughter house.
So the NYT writers (one should not call them journalists) are metrosexuals. Who’d a thunk it?
They should just go buy their meat at the grocery store where no animals were harmed making it...
They’re not ‘embarrassed’. They are feted and fetid............
How many accidents are there compared to the number of young minorities shooting other young minorities on purpose?
Seems to me, if you examine this logically, that the most effect could be achieved by outlawing minority possession of firearms.
Wouldn't support it, but I'm just going with their logic.
They're New Yorkers. They're incapable of being embarassed by ignorance of firearms. 90% of their readers are even more ignorant than they are, and are proud of their ignorance about firearms. It is NOT a coincidence that NY is one of the most anti-gun anti-freedom states in the country. New Yorkers WANT it that way. The problem with NY isn't Schumer, Mccarthy and the rest ot eh NY congressional delegation. The problem is the people who elect them.
yeah my dad said something about some weird study that in war a bunch of the soldiers were “found” to have shot above the heads of the opposition rather than at them “because there is something in the human makeup that doesn’t want to kill another human.” I just listened to his claptrap, he is over 80, it wasn’t going to work if I tried to tell him the human desire to live is greater than the human desire to not kill another human, esp one who is trying to kill you. These liberals twist the truth to suit themselves.
Oh then he said they were “getting mowed down by the artillery” and I had to turn away so he wouldn’t see me roll my eyes.
I am haunted by the fact that this loon, with no background check, no training, no I.Q. test, no demonstration of the slightest knowledge of American history, can cast a ballot in an election or masquerade as a news columnist.
Map of verified defensive gun uses: http://www.cato.org/guns-and-self-defense
When I applied for my first hunting license in Connecticut more than 40 years ago, I had to take a 16 hour class and handle ACTUAL guns before I could get the license.
These guys (I use the term very loosely) need a man to activate their y chromosome. What is Sarah Palin doing these days? Maybe she can smack some sense into these nancy-boys.
These guys should see how it feels on the other end and be allowed to wander around a Cheetah preserve in Africa.
Let’s change things up a little -
“I could forget, when not aiming at a [tree], to keep the [chainsaw] pointed [away from other people]. Or my pivot as I [cut off tree limbs] could bring one of my companions, so perilously near me, into [the teeth]. I was haunted by this and by the fact that although I was a first-timer, I needed no background check, no training, no proof of any dexterity to hold this [chainsaw] and squeeze its trigger, not on the kind of regulated [logging] grounds (called a preserve) that we went to. This country of ours makes it astonishingly easy for people to [buy a chainsaw] and [crank it up]. Is it any wonder that we have an exceptional harvest of [chainsaw]-related injuries and deaths, many accidental?”
Makes the wussy-ness a little clearer, I think.
Let me get this straight. In Joe Nocera’s world, it would be just fine if a person with permission to carry concealed and had a firearm with them in the Aurora theater to withdraw from the scene if they were not threatened and allow the shooting to continue? Really? Which is crazier? Thinking you can save others in such a situation or letting other be slaughtered as long as you are safe?
Joe, you are a heartless bastage.