Narrative Fail Alert: Oops, ARs Really Are Used for Hunting

Gosh, you know things aren’t going well for the civilian disarmament caucus in the Senate when they flip on their flat screens after a hard day toiling away, enacting more laws trying to keep us all safe, and they’re confronted by Anderson Cooper – yes, CNN’s Anderson Cooper – broadcasting incontrovertible evidence that ARs are, in fact, used for hunting. Noted firearms experts — unquestioned leading lights like Geraldo Rivera and Andrew Cuomo  — have already told us in no uncertain terms that no one hunts with an AR. Is it possible they’ve been misinformed?

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  1. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

    Rivera…..Cuomo,,,,.Two twerps with the same agenda. Noted Firearm experts? Bwaaahahahahahaha……..Damn, gotta go get a mop, and another beer….

  2. avatar Accur81 says:

    As someone who has hunted deer with an AR in 6.8, I can safely say that they are used for hunting. Feinstein and Biden may not approve of my choices, but I don’t turn to them for gun advice.

    1. avatar In Memphis says:

      I wouldnt even turn to them for political advice. Sad thing is, it would probably be good enough to get me a job.

  3. avatar Bob says:

    “Is it possible they’ve been misinformed?” Possible? Yes. Is it likely? No. It’s more likely that they are attempting to misinform us.

    1. avatar ChrisMcLain says:

      WHAT?!?! misinform us? nevvver! I mean the media is all about reporting unbiased information that just give us the cold hard facts, what we do with those facts are our business. Right guys?… right?….. Guys?

  4. avatar Josh says:

    I’m another 6.8spc deer hunter. How many counterexamples does it take to disprove the theorem?

    1. avatar Mark says:

      We have the simple truth. They have the new and approved propaganda.

  5. avatar Chris from Iowa says:

    As a side note, “Hambulance” may just be the best name for a work vehicle in… ever.

  6. avatar IdahoPete says:

    “HOGSWAT” – Love it. A small-business entrepreneur making a buck by taking care of a problem, and providing a service to the farmers and some great hunting to the customers. I bet this video had the anti-hunting/anti-gun types wetting their panties.

    As an aside on the “do you NEED an AR-15 to hunt hogs?” question:

    It is the Bill of RIGHTS, not the Bill of Needs.

    Go to the March 2013 issue of Imprimis magazine on the Hillsdale College web site for an article by Edward J. Erler (California State University, San Bernardino) titled “The Second Amendment as an Expression of First Principles”. [www.hillsdale.edu/news/mprimis.asp]

    “Each person who consents to become a member of civil society thus enjoys the equal protection of his own rights, while at the same time incurring the obligation to protect the rights of his fellow citizens. In the first instance, then, the people are a militia, formed for the mutual protection of equal rights. This makes it impossible to mistake both the meaning and the vital importance of the Second Amendment: The whole people are the militia, and disarming the people dissolves their moral and political existence.”

    “Furthermore, the Declaration specifies that when government becomes destructive of the ends for which it is established—the “Safety and Happiness” of the people—then “it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.” This is what has become known as the right of revolution, an essential ingredient of the social compact and a right which is always reserved to the people. The people can never cede or delegate this ultimate expression of sovereign power. Thus, in a very important sense, the right of revolution (or even its threat) is the right that guarantees every other right. And if the people have this right as an indefeasible aspect of their sovereignty, then, by necessity, the people also have a right to the means to revolution. Only an armed people are a sovereign people, and only an armed people are a free people—the people are indeed a militia.”

    Cast that in bronze, and hang it over your gun safe: “Thus, in a very important sense, the right of revolution (or even its threat) is the right that guarantees every other right. And if the people have this right as an indefeasible aspect of their sovereignty, then, by necessity, the people also have a right to the means to revolution.”

    THAT is what ARs are all about. Not hunting, not “sport”, not “gun collecting”. They are about the “ultimate expression of sovereign power … the means to revoluton.” If that bothers you, move to Europe where you can be a comfortable subject of the state.

  7. avatar BoulderRick says:

    Interestingly, feral pigs are becoming a problem in NY state (and I’m not talking about Cuomo here)
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/nyregion/feral-pigs-plaguing-upstate-new-york.html?_r=0

  8. avatar Labman says:

    Not used for hunting? About three years ago the Minnesota State Legislature authorized the use of .22 caliber centerfire rifles for deer hunting in Minnesota. Of course, that includes the AR 15 in .223/5.56 caliber. So, whether you approve or don’t approve of that caliber for deer, it is a legal firearm for deer hunting Minnesota Whitetails. The AR has also been used for varmint hunting throughout the varmints distribution area for many years. I suspect many commenters can relate laws from their respective states as well. So much for the “not used for hunting” theory.

  9. avatar drewtam says:

    Its fun and all to catch the mainstream contradicting itself, but the 2nd amendment is still not about hunting.

  10. avatar Wmc85 says:

    If I could find an AR in 300 WIN MAG, I’d hunt big game with it. But for now, it’s the crows worst nightmare. None of you holier than thou’s give me grief over not wing-shooting them. You don’t wait till a deer runs to shoot.

  11. avatar Labman says:

    drewtam. You are certainly correct but that’s not the question being discussed in this forum. If the other side is going to use it in their stack of lies then maybe it needs to be brought to everyone’s attention that they are completely wrong on this subject. They should be brought to task for manufacturing lies and, if you and I don’t do it, who will.

  12. avatar cdemps says:

    Props to CNN for actually airing that, but their anti-gun “party line” and Anderson Cooper’s “Agast!” mugshot are getting old. Maybe one of these days Andy will wash his bluejeans. I think if he did he’d feel better about himself. lol

    Charlie

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