Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What's that? Hunting rifles can kill, too?

I wonder how long it'll take for the gun controllers to latch on to this...

Thursday night, (Pennsylvania game warden David) Grove caught a felon poaching deer with a spotlight near Gettysburg, pulled him over and was shot four times, police said. He was the first Pennsylvania game warden killed in the line of duty in 95 years, but the occupation remains hazardous by its very nature.

"Everybody we deal with has a firearm," said Richard Cramer, the association's vice president and a land management supervisor for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Often, game wardens are "encountering folks out to intentionally break the law with firearms."
Hunting rifle licensing and registration NOW, for teh game wardens! Seriously, how long do you think it would be from this to "do you really need to hunt when we have grocery stores and such" if they wanted to take it that far. Certain organizations such as the Violence Policy Center are already calling for tighter regulation of certain calibers of hunting rifles such as the .338 Lapua and .50 BMG, but I'd bet smaller, more common caliber rifles are the ones the poachers are carrying when they're apprehended by the wardens. I'm sure the VPC will be all over the smaller rifles before long.