Your View: Guns don’t down power lines. Woodchuck hunters do

Your View: Guns don’t down power lines. Woodchuck hunters do

Some Democrats, not all, and fewer still as the murder rate climbs, have argued for defunding the police. When there are fewer foxes, chickens will prosper. Guns, intones our president, are the problem. The Chicago murder rate would surely fall if only bows and arrows were allowed. When I was younger, I could likely have — were you willing to volunteer — shot an apple off your head at 20 paces. Of course, I may have missed, and I’m happy you never thought of volunteering. I still have my Ruger .22-caliber pistol somewhere in the house. I do not know what I could now hit at 20 paces. I also have a German officer’s Mauser pistol, a Great War remembrance my father brought back from France. George Heitmann (Contributed photo / THE MORNING CALL) Woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, are members of the squirrel family. They in no way resemble power lines. Once, too, I hunted and killed things. Let me tell you about my most memorable shooting adventure. My parents left New York City when I was starting high school. We moved to the upper reaches of the Catskills, which was dairy country at the time. In that rural and rustic setting, every high school boy had a rifle. Late one afternoon, my best friend Roland and I were driving when we saw a woodchuck far across in the fields. We stopped the car and I, using a telescope-mounted .30-06-caliber rifle, braced myself across the hood of the […]

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