Tuesday, January 24, 2006

In a related story, the NRA said it will offer all US citizens free lifetime membership from birth

From WTAE:

8-Year-Olds May Be Allowed To Hunt In Wisconsin

Current Limit Is 12

MADISON, Wis. -- Legislators who fear young people are losing interest in Wisconsin's hunting tradition want to allow children as young as 8 to shoot deer.

Rep. Scott Gunderson's proposal would lower the hunting age from 12 to eight. The Republican from Waterford said it's important to get kids hunting at a younger age.

But the idea of a lower hunting age horrifies Joe Slattery, whose 14-year-old son was accidentally shot and killed by a 12-year-old while deer hunting in Marinette County last year. He said 8-year-olds don't have the ability to handle guns.

The state Assembly already approved Gunderson's bill. The measure still needs approval from the state Senate and governor to become law.


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