Unsafe hunting not related to NRA

first_imgHer death is tragic, avoidable, disturbing and is most assuredly not “providence.” Even if she had she been a deer, the alleged hunter still should have been charged with a crime, as he was hunting after hours — a practice that’s most assuredly not safe and most definitely doesn’t warrant a request for donations to the NRA.And while the shooter may have the Second Amendment right to own a gun, that doesn’t mean that the right to own a gun comes before the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” — as we all know the Declaration of Independence certainly predates the Constitution and its amendments.All hunters have a duty of care to ensure they’re only shooting at what they see — be it deer, turkey, moose, etc. The bulk of hunters, including those that I know and am even related to, know this and do this.Writing off the incomprehensible actions of an unsafe hunter by equivocating it to “providence” and suggesting NRA donations is, frankly, reprehensible. Stacey ShinskeGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIn response to the Dec. 10 letter by George Milner, “Give money to NRA to keep guns legal,” I would like to say this — Rosemary Billquist. That was the woman who was shot and killed by the alleged hunter, Thomas Jadlowski, who has since been charged with manslaughter and hunting after hours.I say alleged hunter, as I’ve seen no news reports showing that he’s a properly trained and licensed New York state hunter. If he was, he would have remembered this from the New York Hunter Education manual: “Ultimately, the mission of hunter education programs is to develop safe, ethical, and responsible hunters and to ensure the continuation of the hunting tradition.”last_img

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