This is not an intention to begin a political thread, yet hunting does in part fall under survival. Can you imagine how it would change our ability to develop skill, purchase gear, etc. if a state didn't allow hunting? Somehow during all the recent debating of the the 2nd Amendment (which there should be no debate IMO), the state of Kentucky decided to introduce legislation concerning the right to hunt! Apparently some concern existed that our 2nd Amendment rights covered only firearms ownership, not the right to pursue game. Thus our state reps. have been hard at work further defining the rights of Ky. residents. Should this even be neccessary? Some locals think it's just silly, while others are pushing hard to encourage support for state hunting rights. Any thoughts?
No it shouldn't be needed but I'm glad that they are doing it even though I don't live in Kentucky. Personally, I feel like our rights are being whittled away little by little. Somehow it needs to be stopped. Kudos to them for trying to prevent it. Such a doggone shame that things have deteriorated to the level that they have in this country. I best shut up before I say something that starts a riot! lol!
I think it is important to pass laws like that, which while not really enforceable, send a message to those in Washington who claim to know what is best for us or what we want. A community that is so boldly entrenched in 2nd Amendment freedoms provides a litmus test for middle of the road politicians and it's those middle of the road politicians whose vote can be swung that really matter.
In the same way that voter backlash sent a message to Washington following the '94 AWB or Al Gore's defeat (credited by many to his out anti-gunning other contenders during primaries and then losing swing states), I think it is important to make a public statement that there are large swaths of the US that firmly believe in gun rights.
Since the '94 ban, Washington had been rather quiet about guns and that's because they felt their re-election chances were threatened if they jumped in with the hard core CA and NY anti gun crowd. Lets keep it that way.