Selected Articles from our
The C.A.S.H. Courier
ARTICLE from the Summer 2007 Issue
IT’S A HOOT TO SHOOT
According To Henry Rifles.
(Henry Rifles for kids ad.)
High Profile Murders Committed With Hunting Firearms
David Munis, WY
A high profile firearms
crime centered around David Munis who shot his wife, Robin, in the head as
she was singing on stage at a club in Wyoming. He had sniper training in the
National Guard. He was also a “big hunter” and an “avid outdoorsman,” as the
local newspapers reported when the story first broke.
Not surprisingly, as time
passed the word was given to remove “hunter” from the description, but we
caught it in the nick of time. In case there’s any doubt that Mr. Munis was
a hunter, the photos tell the story. We thank Priscilla Cohn for ferreting
Eric Hainstock, WI
The 16 year old went to school with a shotgun and pistol and fatally shot
the school principal. He was prevented from going after others. He had been
in a hunter safety class. The hunter safety instructor said his students are
taught to know their target and what’s beyond it. They are also supposed to
keep their fingers outside the trigger guard until they’re absolutely
certain they want to shoot. The reason Hainstock gave for shooting was that
he was “angry.”
13 Year Old, PA
A 13 year old girl shot her father in the head with a shotgun and killed
These shocking occurrences certainly put the lie to the ridiculous bumper
sticker that claims “Kids who hunt, fish, and trap don’t mug little old
Thank you to John Cannon for sending us a press release from the US Fish
and Wildlife Service gloating that “Recruitment rates of children in hunting
and fishing have stabilized. These rates are critical to the future of fish
and wildlife conservation,” said USFWS Director Dale Hall. e-mail:
Then in Niagara Gazette there’s a report bemoaning the fact that deer
numbers are only up slightly in New York State! “It will be tough to
convince deer hunters who have been seeing fewer deer of any increases, time
will tell if present management practices are working out and we start
seeing more deer in favorite haunts”. Do you really think that game agencies
want to reduce deer populations? Most don’t; but actually some do.
Those who are attempting to grow large trophy bucks. The Quality Deer
Management Association is aggressively pushing its agenda into suburbia.
Culls fit perfectly into their scheme. For example, the deer manager for the
Department of Recreation and Parks in Howard County, MD, wants a deer cull
these . He just happens to be a member of the Quality Deer Management
See Jennifer Grill’s article in this issue.
Idaho Shooters Target
Thousands of acres at the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation
Area in Idaho are off limits to shooting. Yet, Idaho Army National Guard
troops report slugs bouncing off their tanks on a regular basis by
ATV-riding, gun-toting sport shooters who flout gun laws in the desert and
take pot shots at squirrels and other animals, Now against National Guard
“There’s a segment of the shooting community that will shoot at anything
at moves,” said the area’s manager. A rancher said they drive out to open
space “looking for fun.” There are only two agents to patrol 4 million acres
of desert near Boise and gun enthusiasts regularly shoot at squirrels,
protected birds and grazing cattle.
With so little coverage, it’s no wonder that fewer than 10 people a year
are ticketed for illegal shooting.