“Not every kid, not every boy and girl is going to be playing volleyball or basketball or football or soccer, so if they're not really developing those skills, this is something they can do. There's a lot of responsibility, a lot of safety involved (in archery), and it builds self-esteem.”
A negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been sold publicly because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense.
“Before, you had a lot of people bragging to their friends in private (about illegally killing a deer or other game). Now, guys slap it up on Facebook. They got to show it off. They just can't keep from it.”
Wild pigs have been reported in at least 45 states, with populations now existing as far north as Michigan, North Dakota and Oregon, though the real population hubs occur in the south: the Smoky Mountain region, Texas and coastal and central California as well as the Hawaiian islands.
A measure voters put in place makes gun-control restrictions subject to strict legal scrutiny, but adds that it shouldn't be construed to prevent laws limiting the gun rights of "convicted violent felons."
Although feeding the hungry is something virtually everyone supports, a vocal group of critics questions whether the free donation program encouraged hunters to take more game than they intended to personally use.
Hunters show a preference for buying the latest weapons, the latest advances in ammunition, camouflage clothing and cover scents, but seldom devote the same time nor dollars for newer, safer fixed and climbing stands and the latest safety harnesses.