WAKE ZONE: OP/ED - America's Quiet Army: America 's Hunters
This Striking Conclusion Is Pretty Amazing
March 1, 2017
Although Mike Brookes did not originate this information, he was kind enough to send it to us. America was Mike Brookes's adopted country. He always felt very proud of his outdoor heritage, his native country Canada, and his adopted country. Mike left us in July of 2016 but he will always be remembered. - Publisher
An anonymous blogger recently added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion.
There were over 600,000 hunters during one season in the state of Wisconsin. Allow me to restate that number: 600,000! Over the last several months (at the time of this blog), Wisconsin 's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world. (That's more men and women under arms than in Iran and more than in France and Germany combined. ) These men and women, deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, have hunted with firearms - and, no one was killed.
Pennsylvania And Michigan
That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who have hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigan: 700,000 hunters - all of whom have returned home safely.
Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.
And, In 46 Other States
And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states. It's millions more.
So, What's The Point?
America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower! Hunting: It's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's a matter of national security.
That's why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed - food for thought when next we consider gun control. Overall it's true, so if we disregard some assumptions that hunters don't possess the same skills as soldiers, the question would still remain: What army of 2 million would want to face 30 million, 40 million, or 50 million armed citizens?
Common sense gun-ownership checks are, of course, wise, but for the sake of our freedom, don't ever allow gun control or confiscation of guns. I feel good that I have an army of millions who would protect our land, and I sure don't want the government taking control of the possession of firearms.