How Skyrocketing Gun Sales Are Helping To Conserve Butterflies

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How Skyrocketing Gun Sales Are Helping To Conserve Butterflies

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 In the late 1800's, early

 In the late 1800's, early 1900's when environmentalist groups were first being formed, they were virtually 100% formed by sport hunters. I think it should be obvious that those of us who enjoy spending a large portion of our time out in the wilderness have an invested interest in protecting it. Even today, hunting organizations have done far more to preserve wildlife habitat than any enviro wacko organization. I find it amusing whenever I am talking to a city slicker enviro wacko who thinks that being part of nature means walking a mulched path with a bag of granola and a fanny pack. 

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LOL coming from eastern

LOL coming from eastern kentucky, and a family of loud and proud, card-carrying NRA deer-hunters, i get that sentiment completely. most of those crunchy granola fuck-os wouldn't survive three days in real wilderness, and we all know it.

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My parents started out being

My parents started out being city people then country folk. My dad actually wanted a dairy farm in upstate Pennsylvania. However I ened up in Florida, spening my entire youth in scouts and other outdoor activities. Being surrounded by two oceans, rivers, forests and swamps I became an outdoor person thinking every one did this sort of thing.

I remember going through my first stages of training in the Marines and being able to out shoot the entire platoon because I had learned how to shoot in the Boy Scouts. I remember being able to start a fire with out matches, find cover during a rain storm and even caught a rattlesnake for food. The other guys in the platoon thought I was a god. They were all from the city and had never seen anything but a tree and pigeons at the city park.

I'm a nut when it comes to conservation. I recycle. I save animals.


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  Based upon my current 5K

  Based upon my current 5K credit card debt pertaining to firearm purchases and related items I must be a hell of a conservationist.  I don't hunt, though. Don't like to kill things.

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digitalbeachbum wrote: 

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...I had learned how to shoot in the Boy Scouts.

 

         I never made it past the Cub Scouts.  There weren't any real guns to play with so I went AWOL.

 

 

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