IF YOU’VE BEEN VICTIMIZED BY HUNTER HARASSMENT LAWS OR BY HUNTERS,
PLEASE CONTACT C.A.S.H. or JAN HAAGENSEN AT
Jan writes: It is my belief that Game Commission officers, local and
state police, are behaving as though they were in fact an evangelical
gun cult whose job it is to sponsor more and more lethal home invasions
(i.e., armed trespasses on the private property of peace-loving
landowners) in an effort to gain favors from friendly gun manufacturers
and some politicians who have never demonstrated any respect for the
public’s safety. We’ve seen how our government has failed to protect
those in the path of a natural catastrophe.
The huge rise in gun crime is an approaching catastrophe posing a
very real threat to both rural and ur- ban communities. (Pittsburgh is a
case in point. Four teenagers died this week alone on the streets of our
city.) Sponsoring and inciting reckless behavior with firearms (in
addition to tearing up the Bill of Rights and denying people their First
Amendment Right) is a suicidal policy but one that appears to have been
embraced by the Game Commission, and even at times police in uniforms.
How else is it possible to characterize, in the name of “sport”
deliberate firing of live rounds at vehicles, public roads, domestic
pets, and other human beings attempting to mind their own business?
Sadly, this policy appears to be national, not just regional, in scope.
Publicizing the type of threat posed by hunters to those who object to
reckless gunplay and endless killing is crucial to the defense of our
real community. The ACLU is one of the rare national organizations
willing to get into the trenches (local courtrooms) to protect us, the
federal constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The response to these
outrages perpetrated both by hunters, agencies and politicians must be
national and not local if it is to succeed. I remain interested in being
contacted by anyone exposed to the relentless assaults at the hands of
state sponsored hunters or anyone who has been charged with hunter