Sunday, February 05, 2006

Davis Tries To Ban Internet Hunting

Blogger has been down for a good portion of the weekend...and I am back from Texas. It appears that Congressman Tom Davis has introduced a bill to ban online hunting. I had no idea online hunting existed, and would be interested to hear the NRA's side on the matter. The article is here.

11 Comments:

At 2/05/2006 04:09:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

I don't see what the problem with online hunting would be, unless the picture resolution isn't that good and could lead to injuries or fatalities to humans.

That'd be the only danger I could think of.

 
At 2/05/2006 04:39:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Willis-

It's hunting of REAL animals.

You control a REAL gun from online.

 
At 2/05/2006 06:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, TC --

Your beloved Texas is home to the most infamous of the on line hunting enteprises. Washington Post covered it about a year ago. Their archive search isn't working now, otherwise I'd give you the link.

A guy with a big ranch south of Dallas set it up. When things are slow at the office, you log on to his site, type in your credit card number, then watch through his webcam which is mounted on the sight of a hunting rifle. When the game of your choice wanders into your view, line up your shot with the mouse or arrow keys and hit "Enter."

Of course PETA went nuts. He had to shut down recently.

"They can take my mouse when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers!"

 
At 2/05/2006 06:21:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Figures Texas would have it.

I do not know much about online hunting, though I usually agree with Congressman Davis on issues.

I will have to look further into it before making a decision on if I agree with it.

 
At 2/05/2006 08:19:00 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

i agree with willis. this is why I'm voting for myself in the next election

 
At 2/05/2006 10:13:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

Well yea, but hunting of real animals is perfectly legal. I don't see why hunting by computer shouldn't be, unless as I said, the picture resolution makes things dangerous.

 
At 2/06/2006 08:51:00 AM, Blogger Elle said...

TC,

how'd you like the Lone Star State? It's definitely an experience!!

 
At 2/06/2006 11:17:00 AM, Anonymous NOVA Scout said...

So much for my usual defense of hunting that it's not the killing animals that is the attraction of hunting, it's the thrill of the hunt, the woodsman's skills, the communing with nature etc. For this kind of thing, it is solely about giving people thrills for killing animals. BTW, what do you do when the animal is wounded and crawls off into the brush?

People who do this are not hunters, they're sadists. Hunters should be offended. I imagine a great many are.

Political question becomes - as immoral, unethical and distasteful as this activity is, should it be federally regulated?

 
At 2/06/2006 08:49:00 PM, Blogger GOPLite said...

Please tell me you guys are not going to defend online hunting..think of how sick that is..seriously

 
At 2/07/2006 02:41:00 PM, Anonymous 10th District Conservative said...

NRA opposes internet hunting as do most all reasonable sportsmen. I had occasion to look into this matter a few months back.

 
At 5/11/2006 07:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't hunting, this is a disgusting activity provided for immature, bored, and sub-intelligent idiots with too much money and too much time on their hands. Maybe an online hunter hit the Texan buddy of Chaney and Dick got blamed.

 

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