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November 23, 2017

11/2/2017 7:28:00 AM
Reader outraged by proposed hunting bill

To the Editor: The Wisconsin Assembly will introduce a bill on Nov. 2 - this Thursday - that would allow anyone of any age to hunt.

I just called Representative Swearingen's office and his staffer didn't know about the bill. I guess it's not important whether we let five-year-olds hold rifles, kill animals, kill or injure their mentors or themselves, and learn how fun it is to maim, injure and watch animals die. It's not important that we then start to manufacture and sell pink rifles, just the right size, or rifles with Batman logos or unicorns.

Wisconsin voters, is this what you want your children to learn? Do you want them to bond with you through being outdoors (the recurring argument from hunters about why they value family hunting)? Then take a walk. Do you want your kids to appreciate the beauty of nature? Go camping. Do you want your kids to be able to feed themselves? Get them a technical or college degree. Do you want them to know how to be patient and watchful or to defend themselves? Try a martial art.

How much more killing do we need? How moral is it to arm children? Is the NRA more important than your kids? Please call Mr. Swearingen and oppose this bill. Then, if this appalling bill passes the Assembly, call your Senator.

Jane Banning


Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, November 3, 2017
Article comment by: Craig Strid

These type of irrational and lack of common sense interference with the hunting heritage traditional seasons will only add to the ever increasing dissatisfaction with Wisconsins changing seasons and will result in a loss of traditional hunters from the sport due to frustration and disgust.
Hunting camps where not intended to be Child care Centers.

Food for thought .
Craig Strid

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