We recently noted that White House press secretary Josh Earnest beclowned himself by proclaimed that, “You don’t need an assault weapon to go hunting, it certainly is not part of anybody’s family heritage or family tradition.” Not that Josh has probably ever fired a gun, let alone a scary “assault rifle.” Against all odds, you, the People of the Gun, took him to task for that ill-informed assertion. And reader AB sent these snaps to demonstrate his family tradition of modern sporting rifle hunting . . .
In reply to your “nobody has a tradition of using, ‘assault weapons’ for hunting” post, I took my first deer with a Colt SP1 at the age of 12. My mother has been hunting with an MAK-90 since 92′. My grandfather had hunted deer with his M1 ever since he bought one after serving in WWII. I will continue to hunt with an AR, AK or FAL-pattern rifle, and will teach my children to do the same.