i brought home some game the other day and my sister-in-law said that hunting is gross and she would never permit my brother to clean animals at their house. she told me it was wrong to kill innocent animlas (but she eats meat?) for sport and that her son will never go hunting with my bro until he is at least 16 and even then she dobted it. she also went off about guns and how the are good for nothing but killing i started to think a lot bout what she said. i have to agree with her but hear me out... hunting in itself is pretty gross, we take pleasure in killing an animal. think about that, you are taking life. then you tear the skin off pull out the guts decapitate the thing. guns are alo made for the sole purpose of killing. weather it be game or in self defence (the only reasons to kill) then i started thinking about this...i never really took pleasure in killing anything. i would shoot the animal then thank God for the meat in a short prayer. i have a tremenous respect for the animals i kill. sounds strage but really i respect them. they gave their life so i could eat. maybe if my sister-in-law hunted something she would respect the fact that an animal died just so she can eat everytime she goes and buys meat from the local super market. then i started thinking about guns. yes they are devastatingly deadly but i know that beause i hunt and have handled them since i was about 5. if she would let her son learn firearms he would grow up and respect them as i have and know when to use them and what for. if her son could hunt as a youngster he would be able to see all of that rolled into one... the deadly destuction of firearms, the respect everytime he eats an animal he realizes it died just so he can live. i am going out again next weekend and my girlfriend is comming. hope she has learned from me that guns are not evil but a needed tool and life is not something i chose to waste by killing but life is something i resect by killing so we might live. sorry for the long post but just my thoughts.