"The NRA proudly calls itself the ‘largest pro-hunting organization in the world.’ Yet, during election season, I notice that the NRA endorses politicians who oppose gun control, labeling them ‘pro-sportsmen’ despite pathetic voting records on environmental issues. Meanwhile, only a fraction of proposed gun bills would apply to basic rifles and shotguns used in responsible hunting. In fact, even if several of the NRA’s worst nightmares simultaneously came true—expanded background checks, mandatory waiting periods, limits to the number of guns purchased by an individual per month, a permanent ban on assault weapons—hunting could continue as it has for more than a century. A hunter has about as much use for a semi-automatic Glock 19 pistol—which can shoot more than one round per second—as a chef does a hand grenade. Why then should we allow the NRA to use hunting—the most sane, responsible reason for modern gun ownership—as its argument for weapons that have nothing to do with the fair pursuit of wildlife?"
—McCaulou, “Call of the Mild”