Internet Hunting Makes Terrorism Easier?
It’s comforting to know the previous Congressional idiots were replaced by fresh Congressional idiots from the other side of the political fence. Really? This is the best we can do?
When nobody was hunting via the Internet, the Humane Society labeled it a scourge that must be stopped, and the one site that offered it folded – not from politically correct pressure, but from general lack of interest.
Think back, way back to 2004, or an article I wrote my first week on the job back in 2005 when the California legislature abolished an abomination nobody was committing.
And now, the idea has gone national, much like the West Nile Virus.
Brace yourself, an NRA lobbyist is about to make a lot of sense*:
"It’s pretty easy to outlaw something that doesn’t exist," Rod Harder told the Wall Street Journal.
And maybe that’s what US Representatives Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Tom Davis (R-Va.) were shooting for when they sponsored The Computer-Assisted Remote Hunting Act. After all, a ban on a nonexistent scourge is easy to enforce, right?
And it makes you like the savior of defenseless animals.
Oh, don’t forget "fighter of lazy hunters."
Defenseless animals that can no longer be hunted on the one site that once allowed them to be hunted when nobody wanted to; Live-Shot.com is no longer in business despite the wave of media coverage that year.
More than likely, if such classes were unavailable in Virginia and California, a course in introductory Civics is available in Washington, D.C. In that course, the instructor might mention that legislators do not exist to think up new laws, but to address where it is appropriate to legislate, to do so with a keen awareness of what is necessary, without the influence of small but vocal special interest groups.
That instructor might even mention Thomas Paine, whom even Thomas Jefferson listened to, when he suggested that government existed to protect the people rather than a few animals that are not in any danger (I’m paraphrasing).
And then, just when you thought it couldn’t get any stupider, a Delaware state representative who helped pass an Internet hunting ban in her state, made the following statement:
I don’t want to give ideas to people, but these kinds of operations would have the potential to make terrorism easier.
Really? Oh, ah. Seriously? This is the best we can do?
*I’m an in no away against the NRA nor the Second Amendment. I am against lobbyists. So was Superman once, for that matter.