heylinb4nz:KiwiNZ:andrewNZ:KiwiNZ: Hunting is no longer a valid reason to own a firearm.
I cannot tell you how much i disagree with this. In fact I'd say there is a far stronger case for hunting than target shooting. There is no more "need" to shoot targets than there I to hunt, but hunting typically has other benefits.
I said that being a person you spent a big chunk of my youth chasing Goat, Sika and other Deer, Rabbit shooting and being scared whitless by pigs.These days there is too many people in the bush and less places to hunt in safety not to mention there is too many cowboys who are just interested in blasting away at anything.
What about private land with rabbits and other pests ? would you begrudge them hunting ??
Is there any other activity you would like us to stop doing to make you FEEL better ?
How about dialling down the agro