At one point here in Texas we seemed to be having a high rate of carjackings at gun point. There were people who got their car stolen while sitting at red light. Some of these victims were forced out of their car with a toddler in the back set. These carjackings were making the news at least weekly. Texas changed the law so that non-CCL citizens could keep a concealed handgun in their car. They couldn't take it out of the car without being licensed. The carjackings ended. I can't remember the last time I'd heard of one of these jackings on the news. Thieves can be deterred.
Originally Posted by primalrob View Post
i totally understand that reasoning, but that's the thing...evil people aren't deterred by guns.
I hear you. Now reps are arguing again for a ban on "assault weapons". The excuse is that there is no reason for having one of these for hunting. Is that true? No. So if anyone makes a claim to the contrary here's the argument for why it isn't true. Since pictures are speak graphically......
Originally Posted by not on the rug
Farrel hogs are extremely damaging to farmers' crops. They pollute waterways with their wallowing. Hogs are a hazard to auto drivers (my daughter drove Farm to Market road to see her boy friend who live 50 miles away. I tried to impress upon her to be extremely cautious driving these roads at night because of the danger of hitting hogs and deer ): Texas pig problem: WIld hogs wandering out on nation's fastest highway,
Here's some photos:
Photos of Damage from Wild Pigs
Feral Hogs Cause Millions In Damage
Do feral hogs carry disease?
Packs of feral hogs can number in the dozens and reproduce almost like rabbits. The best firearm for thinning a hog population are semiautomatics. A bolt-action deer rifle isn't going to put much of a dent in a hog problem. You might get one as the all the rest of them scatter. Someone got the idea of hunting hogs with a helicopter using semiautos. It was so affective Texas changed the law to make it legal to hunt hogs from an aircraft. It actually created a guided hunt industry. Hunting from a helicopter video hunt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJRHKwGZ0KY
Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?