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  •  I own a semi-automatic shotgun and I love it. (5+ / 0-)

    When I hunt waterfowl, I am legally required to make sure the gun is not capable of firing three shots without reloading.  I do not think this infringes on my constitutional rights in the least.  The gun can hold five shells, if I fire five shots at game, the last two or three are usually fired in frustration and are rarely effective.  I have no reason or desire to expand the capabilities of this gun.  

    The sun's not yellow, it's chicken. B. Dylan

    by bgblcklab1 on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:02:24 PM PDT

    •  My son has a semi auto shotgun (2+ / 0-)
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      bgblcklab1, sturunner

      We have both shot a lot of clay with it.

    •  Do you mean "more than" three shots w/o (1+ / 0-)
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      bgblcklab1

      reloading?

    •  You make a good point. There is a real disconnect (5+ / 0-)

      between hunting restrictions on guns and general "gun control."

      You'd think NRA member hunters would be picketing Fish and Game because of, you know, freedom.

      But they don't, because they might as well picket the IRS, and besides, it probably never occurred to them that their "freedom" was being curtailed by some duck-hugging bureaucrat.

      At least the ducks don't have to worry about high-capacity magazines.  Only in America does a duck have more protection than a person.

       

      Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

      by ZedMont on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:31:43 AM PDT

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      •  Other way around (1+ / 0-)
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        bgblcklab1

        Hunting restrictions are there because hunters demanded them, not in spite of hunters objections.  Those restrictions and hunters efforts like those of Ducks Unlimited, provide freedom rather than detract from it.  Before Fish and Game Departments were established and funded by hunters, what was happening afield was license, the irresponsible exercise of which led to the extinction of Passenger Pigeons, for example, and the dramatic reduction in most game species' populations.  

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