Skip to comments.I Hunt, but the N.R.A. Isnít for Me [barf alert]
Posted on 04/25/2012 7:32:59 AM PDT by smokingfrog
EARLIER this month, Mitt Romney delivered a speech at the annual National Rifle Association convention, calling for a president who will stand up for the rights of hunters, sportsmen and those seeking to protect their homes and their families, presumably with guns. Id like to remind Mr. Romney that those are distinct groups. Too often especially during an election year hunters and N.R.A. members are lumped together as one and the same.
Im a hunter and a sportswoman. I own guns, but not for self-defense. I support gun control laws. I would happily vote to repeal the Stand Your Ground law in my home state of Oregon. In other words, the N.R.A. does not represent me.
Among gun owners, Im hardly alone. The N.R.A. has just over four million members. That sounds like a lot until you consider that about one in five American adults own one or more guns. Thats nearly 50 million people. That means roughly 90 percent of gun owners do not belong to the N.R.A.
Lets say, for arguments sake, that every N.R.A. member is also a hunter which is highly unlikely, considering that the most comprehensive national survey of firearm ownership to date found that only 35 percent of gun-owning households say they hunt. Even then, the N.R.A. would represent only about one-third of all hunters in the United States.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
The Second Amendment ain’t about duck hunting.
In a sense, I agree with this lib from the NYTimes - I'm not a hunter but I put the right to bear arms only after the right to life in my voting priorities.
Another village idiot gone astray!
Claptrap from some “I’m better than you are” idiot clearly out of touch with both constitutional issues relative to the Second Amendment and the most basic and simple nature of American politics.
Hence, a classic Useful Idiot for the Left.
Come back when you’ve got a clue, you silly woman.
Country Club gun owner, Gun Culture 1.0 type.
I’m on the opposite side in opposing the NRA.
I pulled my NRA membership when the NRA putzes endorsed every single commie Dem incumbent NM congressman in the 2010 elections.
The NRA enjoys playing both sides of the fence.
Yep. She likes to hunt, but is neverous about the great unwashed have access to guns.
The NRA gives money to RATS—Game over.
“Im a hunter and a sportswoman. I own guns, but not for self-defense. I support gun control laws.”
We have members at my Sporting/Shooting Club that think like this. Usually spout some claptrap about, “Who needs a pistol for self-defense?” and “Those damned yahoos with Assault weapons will get all our rights taken away one day”
We like to call them “Golfers with Guns” or “Jim Zumbo Zombies”.
Anyone care to bet that the government will not use the NRA subscription list to find out who the gun owners are?
I don’t much care for the Nevada Racquetball Alliance myself...
I left my 30 year membership lapse for that very reason.
Can I git me a huntin license?
“The NRA enjoys playing both sides of the fence.”
They do so because they can affect demos votes as well as Repubs. We don’t always have a Republican Congress and their role as a bi-partisan organization has been very effective.
So. I am a member and will continue to be so for the rest of my life.
Must respectfully disagree with you.
Our job as NRA members is to call the NRA leadership on the carpet when they do something that is against the charter and best interest of the group. The NRA is a single issue memberhips that supports those who are 2dA supporters, even some Democrats fall into that category. When the NRA supports those few, they typically catch some flak but for the most part the membership is silent. That is the real tragedy. Every member of the NRA should call the leadership to task and make certain that they are playing with fire and that throwing support to Democrats NEVER works.
Write to the magazine of your choice and pitch a fit. Contact other members and petition to have that support withdrawn. The wrong answer is to let your membership lapse. You can only fix a problem when you become part of the solution.
NRA Life Member #151105576
What kind of weapon would Lily use on an armed intruder in her home?
Funny. I am just the opposite. I support NRA (and am a member). I support gun rights, but I don’t hunt.
Why not? I don’t feel like going out in the woods when it is crowded with other hunters. I sympathize with the animals. Call me foolishly tender-hearted!
I am not against hunting: it needs to be done. We have too darn many deer. I will eat some venison if offered, and I have been known even to salvage road kill (if it is fresh enough). It’s just that I am not sure that I would enjoy pulling the trigger with a deer in my sights. Let someone else do that.
Beware of women with three names.
Good point. I upgraded to a Life Membership when Obama was elected. The only problem is that now they're -always- calling with pleas for more money. Oh well... :-)
I’m going to be upgrading to Life Membership sometime in the near future. It is a good organization.
Lily Raff McCaulouOkay Lily. Just remember that *if* some 6'-2", 250 lb rapist decides he'd like to meet you in a dark alley some night. As your being RAPED keep telling yourself:
Im a hunter and a sportswoman. I own guns, but not for self-defense. I support gun control laws. I would happily vote to repeal the Stand Your Ground law in my home state of Oregon.
"I don't believe in guns for self-defense, repeal the Stand Your Ground law. I don't believe in guns for self-defense, repeal the Stand Your Ground law. I don't believe in guns for self-defense, repeal the Stand Your Ground law...."
And if you're lucky and the RAPIST doesn't KILL YOU too. You can repeat that bullshit to the police at the hospital while the nurse is doing a Rape Kit on you. Oh, and repeat it six months later when you find out you now have AIDS.
Happy 'Hunting' Lily.
Not for self-defense. Does that mean you would use something less effective to defend yourself? Perhaps a kitchen knife? Or calling 911 and curling into a whimpering ball? If you had a crazed home invader about to do harm to a family member would you renounce that shotgun immediately at hand in favor of dialog?
I hunt and the NRA is too soft for me. I support the Second Amendment Foundation.
Of all the shooters at the club, the worst of the worst when it comes to attitude seem to be the shotgun shooters. These guys will spend $6,000 on a fancy trap or skeet shotgun and not skip a heartbeat, but they question why anyone wants one of those EBRs or some kind of military-looking firearm. These guys should know better, but they have blinders on when it comes to firearms that are outside their small group of favorites.
Whenever I hear one of these self-appointed “experts” mouthing off, I remind them that the gun grabbers mean to take ALL of their precious guns and they make no distinction of whose they want. They want ALL of them.
Of course they would, but we are way beyond that. If you have subscribed to Guns and Ammo, or ever had a hunting license, or posted on freerepublic, you are also on that list.
The point is to make the list so big that they have to go after half the country. I think we are there now. Bill Ayers group, the Weathermen, said they were willing to kill off 25 million Americans to move their agenda forward. There are a lot more of us now.
Excellent! I had neglected to mention that there are multiple other 2dA organizations out there and the author seems to gloss over that fact. Combined membership is quite impressive to even the most casual observer and can be quite the voting bloc when called upon to act. Life membership in the SAF is quite reasonable at $150 so I will be considering a life membership.
I left because they were sending me unsolicited DVDs, then nasty dunning letters. And the Hairy Reid butt-buddying.
He may be willing, but I doubt he is able...
Good. All you need to do is distribute fliers proclaiming you will not defend yourself. Have your address on the fliers. Include a picture of yourself. Distribute these fliers in areas of New York City that might be on Trayvon Martin's side.
This article is another big pantsload of New York Times.
From the this NYTimes articles:
"I decided to take up hunting about six years ago, two years after I moved from New York City to rural Oregon..."From the description on Amazon of her book:
"When Lily Raff McCaulou traded in an indie film production career in New York for a reporting job in central Oregon, she never imagined that she'd find herself picking up a gun and learning to hunt. She'd been raised as a gun-fearing environmentalist..."From her own website:
"I grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland, which is a cool, hippie suburb of Washington, D.C. I graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in film studies and worked in New York Citys independent film industry before becoming a newspaper reporter in 2004."Cool hippie, gun-fearing environmentalist, ivy leaguer, indie film producer, reporter and recently turned "hunter" is the NYTimes spokeperson for hunters on guns!
One Question: When she picked up her hunting license did she ask, "Can I get me a hunting license here?"
Lily Raff McCaulou
Journalist interested in hunting, food and the environment. Author of the forthcoming CALL OF THE MILD (June 2012).
Bend, OR · http://www.lilyrm.
She is in extreme danger of being converted. I have seen it happen. Facts are stubborn things.
Taking up arms
April 25, 2012
I wrote an op-ed for todays New York Times, pointing out the obvious: that the NRA doesnt have hunters best interests in mind. Not surprisingly, the emails are already pouring in. Ill blog about these responses in a few days. For now, Im off to buy a few hard copies of the paper.
I grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland, which is a cool, hippie suburb of Washington, D.C. I graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in film studies and worked in New York Citys independent film industry before becoming a newspaper reporter in 2004.
Ive written articles about everything from pirate attacks to professional mini-golfers to dogs trained to find wild animal poop for science experiments. Along the way, Ive won numerous awards, including a prestigious Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan.
My first book will be published in June 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. I also write a weekly column for The Bulletin.
I live in Bend, Oregon with my husband, Scott, our son, Sam, and our dog, Sylvia. Our last name is pronounced mc-CULL-oh.
It’s OK, Lily - I upgraded to Life membership in your place this year, so the NRA won’t miss you.
If and when it does happens, she'll never get anything published in the NYTimes again.
I agree, hunt club shotgunners are probably the biggest guns snobs. And I’m a shotgunner, but I rely on a vintage Remington 870 rather than anything fancier. That doesn’t mean I don’t regard the classic side by side double as the most beautiful of all gun types.
But it’s extremely shortsighted of the snobs to think that they won’t eventually be targeted. Their shotguns will wind up in a locked vault at a gun club under the new order, like in UK right now, or confiscated. A gun is a gun is a gun to the gungrabbers, and is anything more wicked at close range than a sawed off double barrel?
What’s ugly about a black assault rifle lookalike, anyway? In the hands of a patriot, it can be a thing of beauty indeed.
This NYT writer still has her nutcake side. How the heck can you own guns and absolutely not anticipate using them defensively?
You are an idiot. Be careful with that high powered Assault/Sniper Rifle. According to “Some People” those things have been known to fight their way our of gun safes
load themselves and go hang out in the woods out side of high schools looking fer trouble.
It would be best if you just turned it in now before something very tragic happens and you get prosecuted for
allowing to happen. You wouldn’t want the blood of innocents on you hands would you?
You are correct. Of course, by then the NYTimes may be out of business and she might be able to get a gig with the new media.
I know what you're thinking, punk! Did I buy six rifles, or only five. Now you've got to ask yourself a question, "Do I feel lucky?". Well, do you, punk?"
I lost track of how many guns I own just prior to an unfortuante boating accident.
NYT finds some leftist dupe to bash NRA. Nothing new here. Plus we get some comments from the NRA bashers here. Nothing new there either.
As a sometime member of the Cowboy action shooting clique, I don’t own a “black rifle” but I like the fact that others do. I keep thinking that someone needs to create an “Action Movie Shooting Society” that uses EBRs, high-capacity automatic shotguns, high-capacity automatic pistols, grenade simulators, etc.
The fact that I like lever action Winchester M1887 replica for my home defense gun, is just a personal choice.
“Im a hunter and a sportswoman. I own guns, but not for self-defense. I support gun control laws. I would happily vote to repeal the Stand Your Ground law in my home state of Oregon. In other words, the N.R.A. does not represent me. “
Lily could benefit from taking Constitution 101 at her local community college.
One can only assume that she also banks at BoA!