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Old September 5, 2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Why the Shotgun Sports Can Be a Superior Way to Teach Ethics

This guy's article sticks it to the antis http://tinyurl.com/bq3km7x
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Old September 6, 2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Thanks.

It's not so much sticking it to the antis, it's saying something that needs saying better than most of us can...
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Old September 7, 2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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I'm a huge fan of shooting sports and couldn't agree more that they are an excellent platform for growing character in young people, but I don't know that they are "superior" to other outdoor activities that can be done between fathers and children. As a father of three, I find that the magic isn't so much the shooting but the environment. In the woods we are free from electronic distractions and other societal temptations. We can slow down and be still. Even when we're not "shooting," my sons and I have had amazing times camping, canoeing, hiking, fishing, etc.

Of course, the most significant issue is the willingness of the father to prioritize those times and experiences and invest in their children. Any dad who is willing to do that will be well on his way to developing a higher functioning adult.
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Old September 8, 2012, 09:16 AM   #4
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ethics is easy to define. alas most of the population do not have it unless officer george is visible to them.
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Old September 8, 2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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Ethics is what we do when nobody's watching.

Aldo Leopold wrote something about this. To paraphrase.....

The hunter performs his actions without any audience to judge him. The importance of this cannot be overstated......
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