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Wisconsin Tragedy

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Unread 11-22-2004, 10:16 AM
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Re: Wisconsin Tragedy

CNN is already eating this up. Supposedly an SKS is an extremely high powered assault rifle equipped with a "deer-scope." SKS hunters are the exception, not the rule, definately not common. Prayers and condolences to the families of the hunters.

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Unread 11-22-2004, 10:43 AM
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Re: Wisconsin Tragedy

Sad day for us hunters:

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Unread 11-22-2004, 10:55 AM
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I was just out in WI on September. It's a cryin' shame about the people who were killed by this nut, but absolutely the majority of the media will surely milk it for all it's worth.

A good point about the AKS. Most definitely not "a common hunting weapon", as they said in the article.
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Unread 11-22-2004, 05:40 PM
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I believe I'll wait this out a bit more before labeling anyone.

Couple of things seem amiss or don't add well and I believe more info will come.

What sufficient motive to kill these folks???

He didn't want to come out of a tree stand so he killed them??

He didn't want to leave private property so he killed them??

Could he have thought he'd not get caught and just killed them??

Could he have been threatened??

Could he have feared for his life and acted in self defense??

The stories are confused and sketchy as I read them. Some say he left and came back wearing camo. Why camo??? Where did he keep it and why, it's Blaze Orange in that area (maybe it was under his blaze orange??).

Maybe he had an SKS because they're inexpensive (frugal folks).

I'm a little leery because I've personally been confronted "Up North", on public land by neighboring land owners. My last trip up there a neighborly fella demanded I give him a deer I had shot (smallish doe). He stated he had seen it first over on his land and it then crossed the road onto public where I had shot it. This fella was "right pissed" and was very agitated so we (myself and two hunting partners) let him have the deer. We still fondly referr to him a "Grumpy". I've also seen and heard the manner is which some folks describe and confront the Hmong people, less than friendly in many cases.

I imagine there is fault on both sides but to what degree I don't know, one would find it hard to believe he's justified in what is being portrayed currently but I'll not hang him just yet...
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Unread 11-22-2004, 06:10 PM
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Re: Wisconsin Tragedy

As you wish, Dave.

The gun hating liberals will spin it for public consumption. Who cares which gun nut stated it; get rid of the guns and the problem is solved.

I see no justification, anyway you slice it.

Good hunting. LB
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Unread 11-22-2004, 06:53 PM
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Re: Wisconsin Tragedy

What if it had happened just before elections? Scary thoughts!
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Unread 11-22-2004, 07:06 PM
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You're correct, no matter how this plays out the gun community can't reap any benefit from this. It's certainly a shame and a great loss and in the end we'll hopefully know what transpired but it'll mean very little at that point as the damaged on all fronts will have been done.

I hope the truth comes out and I feel for the loss of all concerned.

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