Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Zumbo Mess

The Smallest Minority has a nice response to Zumbo's idiotic statements.

Some see his comments as representative of hunters and see a faultline between hunters and other gun owners. I do not. I think Zumbo is representative only of cranky, arrogant, pampered gunwriters and has little in common with hunters as a whole.

The tip-off is in the column that started all this.

I must be living in a vacuum. The guides on our hunt tell me that the use of AR and AK rifles have a rapidly growing following among hunters, especially prairie dog hunters. I had no clue. Only once in my life have I ever seen anyone using one of these firearms.
Yes, he is living in a vacuum and that is why he saw so few ARs in the field. As a gunwriter he does much of his hunting on private guided hunts on land where the dirty masses never intrude.

Zumbo tried to wrap himself in the colors of "traditional hunting" and stand as a defender of the right and the true spirit of the hunt. In truth, he is closer to being one of the "tourists with rifles" who populate the gun and hunting rags.