Originally Posted by joseph floerke
Then why yall giving me so much crap about all this.
First thing, If you include me in those who are angry with you, don't. I'm not mad at you. However, to answer the quote above, sometimes a question (this time it was 6 questions) require a strong and forceful answer.... and that of itself will sound angry and perhaps belligerent at times. And here is why.
You are lucky to be in Texas where the mindset is as it is. The same for those here from many other States where one's rights are still important. Here in NY, one doesn't openly talk about firearms or hunting anymore... unless you know who is in the room with you. Things have changed since I was a kid.
As you may know, our Guvvonor rammed some legislation through the State Senate and Assembly that has made just about everyone I know who owns a gun, a crook. The NY SAFE ACT. Tomorrow, a few of us gun owners will be in the State Capitol, Albany to lobby legislative leaders on a number of issues. Hopefully the news media will be there to show the rest of the country how we feel. Hopefully the media will get the story right.
You are lucky to live in Texas. For many years I was able to hunt and shoot on a couple of farms. The farmers wanted the woodchucks and coyotes taken care of and we were glad to help out. A couple of farmers would let us deer hunt if they had a good year and didn't lose calves to coyotes or broken legs when the dairy cows collapse into a chuck burrow. Today those farms are no longer available to us. One is a condo development now. Several others are still farms but because the farmers we knew have passed on, the new owners won't allow us there anylonger.
Just remember while on the subject of firearms and anything related to it, quite a number of us are having a lot taken away through no fault of our own.
As for your original questions, I haven't bought any more nor any less than I would have had the events of the last few months been any different. As for the political questions, the news from Albany NY tomorrow afternoon should help you draw a conclusion. That and what I said earlier is all I'll give you.
Had we reversed roles here, I would have expected to get strong reactions just as you have. And just fyi, there were two university professors who did exactly as I originally believed was happening here. One was from California and the other was right here in NY City. Both went on to have their material used extensively by the anti gun lobby. The lesson learned from that is be careful of what you say to whom.
Sincerely, Good luck with your paper