New bill for blind Texas hunters

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  1. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    "Blind hunters would be able to use laser-sighted rifles to hunt animals in Texas, if a bill introduced in the state's legislature is successful."

    LINK : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6173535.stm

    Only one comment : WTF? only in Texas... :eek:
     
  2. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Since every shot should be a kill shot (not just a wounding shot), this is a bad idea. You've got to aim more precisely than that if you don't want the animal to suffer. But I never liked hunting anyway. It is a necessary evil to fund and sustain our natural resources.
     
  3. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    maybe we should have them take Dick Cheney with them :rolleyes:
     
  4. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Govt encouraging blind people hunting, Ive heard it all now.Tax dollars hard at work.
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Exactly. What if you shoot an animal and can't find it? It just bleeds out as it scampers off.

    Maybe they integrate some heat sensor thing so it will shoot in the core of the animal and more likely to kill it than a leg shot or some such.

    *grumble* Stupid state. :p
     
  6. Queso macrumors G4

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    What is it with you Yanks and guns? Can't you take up squash or something normal?
     
  7. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    I f I remember correctly, blind people can already hunt in Michigan.

    "In Michigan, it's now legal to hunt with a laser-equipped gun, as long as the person is legally blind and he has a spotter who assists him with the shot."

    Michigan is an extremely gun-happy state.
     
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Well, down here in good 'ol south Texas, most people don't even have a permit.

    Whitetail deer aplenty down here, for those of you interested... :rolleyes:
     
  9. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Not yours, however.

    Like mcarnes said, hunting is a "necessary evil". Since the natural predator of whitetail and other deer have been largely exterminated, if left unchecked they would overpopulate and eat themselves into starvation which, in my opinion, is a far worse fate for the deer than a quick shot through the heart.

    Now blind people hunting, I don't think I will be going near any deer leases if this gets passed.
     
  10. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Most animals die days or even weeks later of secondary infection (such as gangrene). I don't mind hunting if it is done by people who have taken the time to do it properly and ethically.
     
  11. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    I'm no English major, but we may have a winner for "irony" here.
     
  12. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    according to my sources, he would be the keynote speaker once this works out. :cool:
     

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