To me the statement describes the people arguing topics they have no clue about or people that think they know based on what they were told by someone else that didn’t know. It could go on and on but that pretty much sums it.
So how does this apply to other current topics in the hunting community? Well the first thing I can think of is gun control. If you are reading this then I will assume you are part of the Average Hunter Army out there and realize like the rest of us that taking the guns out of the hand of citizens isn’t going to stop criminal and psychos out there. That goes to the old saying “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. But blind people out there (not talking about the sight challenged blind people) don’t or won’t accept that. Since they are so ignorant about the topic, they refuse to see the actual facts. Therefore they have the delusion that what they have been told by the other ignorant is the fact so they follow and chant.
Another topic is one that I have covered before but its still hot as ever and that’s crossbow hunting. Who are the ones that are against it? They are the ones that have no idea what a crossbow is actually capable of and will argue them because of others preaching their ignorance. It used to be funny listening and reading others talk about the fantasy capabilities of crossbows, but these individuals have argued the point so much, they refuse to discuss the possibilities of other answers.
There are so many other topics out there in every community like ours where people will fight to death in their close minded beliefs. I don’t have a problem with it as long as they show that they have all the facts. All I can say is “Prove It”
Perfect! I’m going to use this statement often with a few people in particular. They’re anti hunting meat eaters. They hate hunting but don’t honestly know why, they’ve never been. If more people took time to educate themselves we’d all be better off.
With recent shootings, I don’t think we can simply say that guns don’t kill people. I think as responsible gun owners, we need to do a better job protecting our rights. If that means stricter guidelines or more training requirements, I am all for it. Being a responsible gun owner with a 12 year old son who has been trained in shooting and gun safety, I still would not leave my guns exposed to him without supervision. Add to the mix that this tragedy involved a kid who had mental issues, there is no way this kid should have access to guns. My point is we, as gun owners, are shooting ourselves in the foot by not taking responsibility for our entire community of gun owners.