Will Hipsters Be the Next Generation of Hunters?

The anti-gun people thrive on stereotyping gun owners.  Gun people have a hard time engaging people they see as outside those stereotypes.

We’ve been doing gun shows for nearly two years now and we see all sorts of people who are interested in gun ownership.  Women, LGBT people, Latinos etc.

People sell heirloom seeds and solar panels at the shows along with guns, knives and accessories.

Hunting and fishing licenses have helped fund the preservation of wild spaces and clean water for with out these there would be no fishing or hunting.

The Prepper Folks have always been a combination of Mother Earth News and Guns & ammo.

Eating locally grown food, buying American products when you can, having a garden, hunting, fishing are all things that could help heal some of the hostility between various segments of the American people, bring us a little closer again and in the process help protect gun rights along with all the other rights American people should love and defend.

From The Truth About Guns:  http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/03/daniel-zimmerman/will-hipsters-be-the-next-generation-of-hunters/

By Dan Zimmerman
March 20, 2015

Hipsters are known for their love of thick-framed glasses, skinny jeans, and obscure rock bands. But more and more of them are gravitating towards an activity they can’t claim they did before anyone else: hunting. They may seem like the least likely group, but some believe the trend-setting, often left-leaning urbanites known as “hipsters” will drive a resurgence in hunting popularity. The attraction of young people to the sport, hipsters included, may even be the reason behind the recent nine percent increase in hunters . . .

Sure, the stereotypical view of the truck-driving, country-music blasting traditional hunter and the bike-pedaling, Instagram-snapping hipster may seem at odds, but a closer look may find they actually have many of the same reasons for pursuing the sport.

For starters, both groups are focused on eating better food. They often reject the industrial food complex and prefer natural food that’s harvested humanely. Hunters will tell you the sport offers a number of ethical and environmental benefits, the same values championed by hipsters. Both would agree that eating an animal raised in a wild local habitat and killed humanely is usually preferable to a cow raised in a cramped factory.

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To go hunting is in many ways to go green, considering meat from the industrial food complex is a leading cause of deforestation and global warming. And in areas without natural predators, hunting helps manage the number of animals. Previous hipsters may have been repulsed at the idea of killing an animal, but a growing crowd is realizing the harsh reality that that in a world of growing population and urban sprawl, hunting is often the best option to allow the wildlife population to thrive overall.

Complete article at:  http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/03/daniel-zimmerman/will-hipsters-be-the-next-generation-of-hunters/

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