When someone who writes for a gun magazine wants to ban the use of a rifle for hunting, it tends to irritate fellow 2nd Amendment supporters. On a blog, such a thing just happened. The responses to the blog are almost funny and keep growing by the minute. The blog author wants to ban AR15 rifles in hunting. That is the very type of rifle I am holding in this picture.
***UPDATE*** The bonehead attempted an apology. Judge for yourself whether it is sincere.
***UPDATE*** The blog posts by Jim Zumbo have so enraged the gun owning public that literally thousands of people, including myself, have left comments on the blog. Hundreds of emails were sent to "Outdoor Life" magazine, subscriptions canceled, and magazine sponsors have been contacted. The firestorm over a weekend has caused "Outdoor Life" to discontinue the blog. Reading the thousands of comments was amusing. Mr. Zumbo did a great disservice to the 2nd Amendment rights of gun owning Americans. The Brady anti-gun group picked up on the original blog comment in less than 24 hours. His rant is being used as fodder against gun rights. Jim Zumbo is an idiot. He offered a half hearted apology which was not really an apology at all. It was a rant of self justification, though he admitted he was wrong in writing what he did. He attributed it to being cranky and tired after an all day hunting outing. He called AR-15 rifles "terrorist rifles". Since the US military uses the AR-15 platform (the M-16 is the military version), he basically called our military terrorists, along with thousands of people like myself.