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TeamProg

(6,630 posts)
Fri Jun 3, 2022, 07:03 PM Jun 2022

Rep. Ken Buck: We Can't.. Because Raccoons Eat Chickens

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ken-buck-ar-rifles-chickens-raccoons_n_629a2531e4b0b1100a644842

The Colorado Republican appears to care more about chickens than children.

Please, think of the children chickens.

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence Thursday, Republican Rep. Ken Buck (Colo.) dismissed a proposal to regulate AR-style rifles, the weapon of choice for mass shooters, as “small-minded.”

Why? Because without them, Buck claimed, ranchers would be completely defenseless against varmint.

“Blaming the gun for what’s happening in America is small-minded,” he said.

“In rural Colorado, an AR-15 is a gun of choice for killing raccoons before they get to our chickens,” Buck added. “It is the gun of choice for killing a fox, it is a gun that you control predators on your ranch, on your farm, on your property.”

If it sounds preposterous, that’s because it is. As this NRA story detailing a prolific raccoon hunter makes abundantly clear, a small caliber, lever-action rifle is more than capable of keeping the animal at bay.

Buck’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment regarding how many chickens the life of one child is worth.

“Oh — Why didn’t y’all just say so? We have to protect the chickens from the raccoons. Cool cool,” tweeted Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.). “So that’s why our kids have to die in their classrooms. So we can protect the chickens. Makes total sense now.”


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Rep. Ken Buck: We Can't.. Because Raccoons Eat Chickens (Original Post) TeamProg Jun 2022 OP
Maybe we should all have grenades. Haggard Celine Jun 2022 #1
If you need an AR 15 to kill raccoons Mz Pip Jun 2022 #2
My Grandfather and Dad had a 'hound-dog'......... MyOwnPeace Jun 2022 #3

Haggard Celine

(16,894 posts)
1. Maybe we should all have grenades.
Fri Jun 3, 2022, 07:11 PM
Jun 2022

Sure, you can kill most vermin with a small caliber gun, but it's a lot more fun to blow them to smithereens!

MyOwnPeace

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3. My Grandfather and Dad had a 'hound-dog'.........
Fri Jun 3, 2022, 08:00 PM
Jun 2022

he was MORE than capable of taking of any 'terrorist' raccoons - with one mighty swipe.
Why don't we offer something like THAT as a solution to the 'GREAT (sic) Representative of Colorado?

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