Friday, June 21, 2013

Book excerpt shows that the anti-gun crowd doesn't understand how hunters and gun owners think

    Betsy and I were in the woods alone for the first time in over two years, slipping along from tree to tree. We were mainly enjoying being outside, though I had my 30.06 along.
Robert Hitt Neill
    Thus begins a short essay by Delta writer Robert Hitt Neill in his book, Don't Fish Under the Dingleberry Tree.     I loved reading Neill's newspaper columns back in the day, but I've really only skimmed his books, some of which I think are a collection of his old columns. Anyway, I sat down to read one of his old books and the quote jumped off the page at me.
    I suspect that the average New York or California gun-control advocate simply can't imagine taking one's significant other out for a walk in the woods and just casually taking the 30.06 along. I just thought it was a fun excerpt that shows a different way of thinking between those who like guns and those who hate them.
    Neill is the author of a number of other books, including "How to Lose Your Farm in 10 Easy Lessons," which is a good way to understand some of the changes that took place in agriculture during the 1970s and '80s.


Pugnacious said...

Closer to home on the jailing and arrest of someone for "something they said" is the recent incident at the University of Connecticut, where a student has even been banned from campus for e-mailing the Student Bar Association that, "Let's celebrate diversity by having the next dean not being jewish." Checkout David Irving for more examples of race baiting by the "intelligentsia" BTW, the seventeen-year ban against David Irving entering Germany--for something he said-- has been lifted due to pressure from the EU, but David Irving's scheduled/invited speech in Berlin on September 10 is being challenged by jewish organizations.

Pugnacious said...

Check out the comments. And this is the State that gave us Thomas and Chris Dodd, Abe Ribicoff, Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal.