Originally posted by DaddyBare
Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
The luckiest thing that most of you have had happen is that the animals didn't have guns to fight back. At least one guy ate the rabbit he killed.
I'm sure the rest of you just engaged in senseless killing. Kiling helpless animals for sport is not a sport at all. That said I am ok with it if the
animal is consumed, otherwise you all are no better than common murderers.
Well if you want to go there... my best shot ever was with my issued M-203
we were being sniped at by a guy on a rooftop about 125 meters out. he hand angle on us, we're on the ground and he's three stories up. You only
had a second to peek around the corner before he sprayed that side of the building forcing us all back. All I could do was stick the M-16 around the
corner make a best guess and let lose the 40mm. didn't see it hit I was already ducking but over the radio I heard the other platoon leader say...
"Man did you see that! blew that Hajji clean off the roof"!
Ya know I what... never crossed my mind to eat him...
You are just being daft. Clearly self defense is a viable reason to shoot something or someone. Like wise to the person who mentioned insects and
rats, etc. that invade your home. However to venture out with a gun to kill an animal just for the sake of killing it, is behavior that no one should
be proud of. Other animals only kill to protect their territory or to gain nourishment. Humans should be no different. In fact, those who do so are
inhuman in my eyes.
I will also state that I am not innocent in this respect. I have shot at innocent animals twice in my life when much younger, killed them both on my
only shot(one bird and one squirrel). Folks I was with actually ate the squirrel, but they didn't need it, so what was the point? I feel real bad
about it and would never brag about my shooting prowess in these instances, although in the several dozen times I have fired a gun, I have never
shoot bottles and not animals.