Why I Hunt

By Scott Carpenter

I used to write about this topic a fair bit when I was younger. It was part of a naval gazing exercise that hunters who write do in general. But as I’ve aged the novelty surrounding the process has worn off. I’ll admit I enjoy writing about the activity itself and how it relates to life in this world but trying to explain to others (especially nonhunters)  the ‘why’ of it all has gotten old for me.

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Save the Children – Give Them Guns

CHILBI, KNABENSCHIESSEN, TRADITION, BRAUCH, BRAUCHTUM, VOLKSFEST,

By Scott Carpenter

Prologue:

I wrote this piece back in 2001 for Martin Masse’s Le Quebecois Libre. I have left it unedited – although there are a few things I would change today I don’t think I knew just how relevant it would be to today’s society ‘way back then’.  

I was 11 years old when my parents gave me my first real firearm. It was a Lakefield Mark II .22 caliber repeater that I still own. It’s killed a lot of squirrels and grouse in the last seventeen years and in the process I’m convinced that it — with a little help from my father — saved my life.

Of course, it never downed a charging grizzly or wounded a marauding thief. Nope. All it did was keep dad and I busy on the weekends filling the freezer with grouse and slaying errant pop cans. But those activities coupled with the sense of responsibility the ownership of such a tool entailed were enough to keep me out of a lot of trouble that other kids — mostly friends of mine — seemed to have an easy time finding.

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iPolitics Misleads Canadians Again

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Via Email from the CSSA

iPolitics misleads Canadians again, starting with the headline “Handgun ownership soared after long-gun registry ended, gun crime followed.”[i]

Handgun ownership did not “soar” after the long gun registry ended. Canadians have purchased more restricted firearms (handguns and certain rifles) every year and have done so since at least 2003.[ii]

This headline implies increased lawful ownership of firearms is the cause of violent crime. No such causation exists as researcher Dr. Caillin Langmann showed in his submission[iii] to the House of Commons committee studying Bill C-71.

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The Canadian firearms community is ambushed –– again!

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This was a more-than-interesting week. We saw the most amazing of deflections by veteran Mayor John Tory, who turned the public’s gaze away from his impotent efforts to control gang crime while firmly locking the media’s sights upon the innocent legal firearm owners of Canada.

We saw federal politicians dive for cover. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale mumbled something about, “we’ll look into it (gun banning).” The other parties seemingly kept their powder dry as they waited for the news cycle to complete. Meanwhile, the rest of the country mourned the injury of 13 innocents and the tragic loss of two beautiful young ladies, sparkling with potential, at the hands of a madman with an illegal gun.

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BILL BLAIR APPOINTED TO NEW MINISTER POSITION FOR GUNS, GANGS & BORDERS

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Via The CCFR

~ Ottawa, July 18, 2018

Trudeau’s last cabinet shuffle of the current sitting government was done today at Rideau Hall in Ottawa to a packed house. In a move that is rather significant, Trudeau created 5 new cabinet positions including the “Minister of Border Security & Organized Crime Reduction”, which was donned on former Toronto Police Chief turned politician Bill Blair.

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The Liberals Have a Lot of Explaining to Do

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First, Mark Holland stood in the House of Commons and inferred Canadian firearm owners are thugs:

“What thugs do is to make sure they are able to keep weapons in their car and not have to answer any questions. That is what they are going to do. They are going to put the weapons in the car and drive wherever they go. They know that if they are pulled over by a police officer, all they have to do is list one of a million different places to explain where they are going.”

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SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE – CCFR TESTIFIES AGAINST C-71

 

The CCFR sent two delegates to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security yesterday to voice our opposition of bill C-71.

C.E.O. & Executive Director Rod Giltaca and V.P. of Public Relations & registered lobbyist Tracey Wilson appeared before committee as witnesses to provide testimony on the analysis and contentions we have on this bill, as well as to refute some rhetorical debate that had occurred within the committee proceedings.

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Justice Minister calls Bill C-71 a “Potential” Threat to Your Charter Rights

 

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On March 22, 2018, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled her Charter Statement on Bill C-71, The Firearm Owners Harassment Act, in the House of Commons. A Charter Statement is prepared by the Minister to point out any potential flaws with legislation that may violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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IT’S WORKING; TRUDEAU TARGETS CCFR IN FUNDRAISING E-MAIL

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The Liberal government sent out a desperate mass fundraising e-mail to Canadians this weekend,

stating that The Tories are “taking orders from Canada’s NRA”.

With the introduction of Bill C-71 on the heels of a Summit on Gun & Gang Violence, gun owners across the country have reacted in a massive wave of disapproval, calling, writing letters and signing a parliamentary E-petition that has almost 60 000 signatures at the time of this post. This outcry by bewildered gun owners should have been expected, considering Bill C-71 has literally NO measures to combat crime or the rising gang problem addressed at the Minister’s own Summit.

As a result the e-mail below was distributed to their mailing list:

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