Please help me convince my mom guns are good!

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by chadlman, Dec 11, 2013.

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  1. chadlman

    chadlman New Member

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    hey guys! I was recently looking at some shotguns for skeet shooting, deer hunting ect.... And i finally decided to get one! BUT MY MOM HAS NEVER LIKED HUNTING AT ALL! Shes an animal lover! She was fine with me getting a gun UNTIL I ACTUALLY STARTED GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT IT AND NOW SHE SAYS SHE DOESNT WANT TO HELP ME "kill animals"! I want to get the gun for christmas and she told me that i could try to convince her to get it! SO IM GOING TO SHOW HER THIS THREAD AND ALL YOUR REPLIES ON WHY HUNTING AND GUNS CAN BE A POSITIVE AND GOOD THING!
    THANKS IN ADVANCE TO ANYONE WILLING TO HELP!
    PS I WILL BE SHOWING HER THIS IN A COUPLE DAYS AND ILL LET YOU GUYS KNOW THE RESULT!
    Thanks guys.. Also im 16 if that plays into consideration!
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If animals weren't meant to be eaten, then why are they made out of meat? :p
    You are a boy becoming a man. Men do manly things. The manliest thing you can do is kill something and eat it.
    Bring her your first game and throw it on the floor in front of her; grunt (manly grunt; ) and tell her to clean it and cook it. Then you disappear while you wait.
     
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  3. chadlman

    chadlman New Member

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    Haha good one :)
     
  4. rman598

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    If you are ok with animals being bred and basically tortured and then killed by someone else for you to eat then you should have no problem going out into the wild and getting food in a more humane way. Tell her you'll bring back some good food for her + its free(kind of). If not you only got two years man then you can get one yourself
     
  5. chadlman

    chadlman New Member

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    Yea just two years! And thats an awsome point!
     
  6. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    I cannot help you convince her that guns are good. Guns are neither good nor bad, guns are a tool, just like a hammer or a saw.

    In good hands, guns do good work, like defending life and harvesting game. In bad hands guns can do bad work. It is not the gun that is good or bad, it is the gunner that makes the difference.

    Go to www.ballistics101.com, click on the "education 101" tab and in the drop down menu click on "Guns and Civilization", have her read that and she will have a better understanding of the importance of self defense weapons in society.
     
  7. chadlman

    chadlman New Member

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    Its mainly that she doesnt like hunting though... Shes an animal lover
     
  8. rman598

    rman598 New Member

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    Glad my parents are progun. As a kid it sucks to love shooting but have parents that are antigun/antihunting. I have a friend whos mom wont let him get a gun. Second he turns 18 he said hes getting an AR and a 12 gauge. Already saved up the $. Anyway good luck and if she really wont let you hunt maybe convinve her to let you get it for skeet/trap and target shooting.
     
  9. rman598

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    BTW the caps hurt
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    want to help convince your mother? then enroll in a hunter safety class. be a responsible and ethical hunter.

    hunting helps game conservation through the money that is collected from hunting permits and fees. hunters help regulate game populations through harvesting game that might otherwise starve or succumb to disease.

    the money from hunting permits, gun sales, ammo, hunting clothes and many other items, help conserve game populations that would otherwise become extinct. proper and regulated hunting helps many game animals survive and flourish.

    i don't hunt anymore, and haven't in many years now, andi can understand your mother's viewpoint. i don't much agree with her, simply because she is probably not eduacated about responsible and ethical hunters and what contributions they make to the sport.

    it does sound like she is willing to listen to reason, so find as much facts and proof as possible to help convince her. don't just use our replies as your only source to convince her. you need to do your own homework here and show her. do some research into hunting laws and regulations. do a report on game conservation from ethical hunting practices.

    another point i will make as well is this, hunting is not about killing. it's much more than just that. i have done many hunting trips that never brought any game home, but still had a very good time. it's about respecting the environment and the animal you are hunting. it's about knowing when to take a shot or let it walk.

    one thing i learned from my father about hunting and he never hunted at all. if you are going to take the life of one of God's creatures, it deserves the respect of a clean kill and to not ever be wasted. respect the animal and what it gives in return.
     
  11. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    OP, is your mother a member of PETA? (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Tell her you are, too. (People Eat Tasty Animals)
     
  12. eatmydust

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    Let her know that she is dealing with a young man who is taking responsibility. Taking the responsibility of ending the life that nourishes his own life is not to be taken lightly or condemned

    We all must eat and a varied diet of vegetable matter and high quality animal protein is the best, healthiest diet on Earth.

    Hunting is far more than just blasting critters running around outside. Patience, skills and contentedness or living in the moment, are all huge aspects of hunting.

    The high point of the hunt is not the kill, the high point of the hunt is the suspense just prior to the attempted kill when all of your plans and training have come together to avail you of the opportunity before you!

    Go hunt, it is good for your mind, body & soul!
     
  13. SSGN_Doc

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    Game animals need to be managed. That requires hunting license sales, herd estimates, humane harvests by hunters and reports back on their numbers.

    Hunting isn't just going in the woods and shooting an animal. If done right it involves scouting a month or more ahead of the season, getting familiar with where the animals are, learning their movement patterns. Where they bed down where their food is where their water is and selecting a place that puts you in their movement path. You learn a lot about the animal and earn a respect for it. You harvest it humanely. You use as much if the animal as you possibly can, not just yank antlers off.

    If deer are not hunted their numbers swell and they overburden their natural food sources. They get overpopulated and spread diseases. They are forced to compete for food. More weak animals or diseased animals populate the herds. Predator populations swell to compensate, so they get killed by wildcats, coyotes, and other animals that year them apart slowly, tear out their throats, feed on the young fawns and weak animals.

    Hunting isn't inhumane. It is part of being good stewards of wildlife. But it requires hunters to be ethical about their kills. To take responsible shots, use the meat, and report their harvests, and buy liscences.
     
  14. Winchester94

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    I'm an animal lover and a hunter. I'm very grateful for the game I harvest and always strive to make the kill as clean and painless as possible. Hunting, in my opinion, is much more humane than pumping the full of chemicals and steroids. Also, many undergo extremely harsh treatment in the farms.
     
  15. chadlman

    chadlman New Member

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    Yea i already skeet shoot but its with my friends guns...but i really wanna start hunting!
     
  16. MisterMcCool

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    Indians hunted before the white man arrived on this continent. Surely she doesn't hate the actions of the poor, oppressed, minority, native Americans?
     
  17. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hunting is a necessary activity. There are more deer in North America now than when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth rock. Man has eliminated most of the predators that kept the populations in check. More deer die from starvation and motor vehicle accidents than from hunting. In the absense of hunting it would not be safe to drive in many areas.
     
  18. chadlman

    chadlman New Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to write that man! And i will! I really appreciate it!
     
  19. chadlman

    chadlman New Member

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    Haha yea but shes not a member... She just loves all animal... She gets pissed if i kill a spider! :D
     
  20. chadlman

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    Thanks man i will try to!
     
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