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26 Nov 2012 01:56 PM   |   2397 clicks   |   Orlando Sentinel
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Fark In The Duck    [TotalFark]  
FTFA: "Under the handgun proposal, he said, hunters would not be permitted to just point a revolver at an alligator and fire away. Rather they would have to catch the animal first, using a harpoon, spear gun or other approved method. Once they get the alligator to their boat, they could use the handgun to dispatch it. The current approved method involves the use of what's called a bang stick, a stick with one end that fires a bullet or shotgun shell upon making direct contact with the prey."

What could POSSIBLY go wrong with that???

26 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
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croesius     
Frankly, I Recall "Shoot Them".

26 Nov 2012 02:01 PM
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demaL-demaL-yeH    [TotalFark]  
Sounds like fun.

Arizona has a HAM hunting permit for collared peccary (javelina - North American "pigs").

"To further curtail hunt pressure and better distribute hunters, permit-only HAM (handgun, archery, and muzzleloader) hunts were initiated in 1974, and archery hunting was limited to permit-only hunting in 1992."

/Somebody in Arizona Game and Fish was lighting up fatties in the 70s.

26 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
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Fano     
Just knock 'em in the head with a stump

26 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
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scrotal_aroma     
Make it even, give the gator a gun too!

26 Nov 2012 02:13 PM
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BoboRod     

croesius: Frankly, I Recall "Shoot Them CHOOTEM!".


/ftfm

26 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
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The Gunslinger Roland     
Now we have to worry about Alligators hunting with handguns? Like they weren't dangerous enough already.

26 Nov 2012 02:41 PM
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TheOther     

The Gunslinger Roland: Now we have to worry about Alligators hunting with handguns? Like they weren't dangerous enough already.


They're just standing their swamp against the python threat.

26 Nov 2012 02:43 PM
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Resident Muslim     
Subby made me laugh.

/cause y'know it's true

26 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
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a61sun     
"If they're protected, how come I had such a clear shot?"

/not obscure

26 Nov 2012 03:39 PM
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The_Sponge    [TotalFark]  
img.photobucket.com

Approves.

26 Nov 2012 03:55 PM
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jbuist     
Makes sense to me. Those 'bang stick' things are an AOW (Any Other Weapon), require a $200 tax at the time of manufacture, and a $5 tax whenever you transfer them, and transferring them involves a Class 3 dealer, ATF crawling up your butt, etc. Same thing we require for machine guns.

Handguns are a hell of a lot cheaper.

26 Nov 2012 04:10 PM
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Road Rash     
Time to start up that part-time business of repairing gunshot holes in boats.

26 Nov 2012 04:21 PM
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Noticeably F.A.T.    [TotalFark]  

BoboRod: croesius: Frankly, I Recall "Shoot Them CHOOTEM!".

/ftfm


I was extremely amused to find boxes of these in a sporting goods store last week

www.ammunitiontogo.com

26 Nov 2012 05:08 PM
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hdhale     

jbuist: Makes sense to me. Those 'bang stick' things are an AOW (Any Other Weapon), require a $200 tax at the time of manufacture, and a $5 tax whenever you transfer them, and transferring them involves a Class 3 dealer, ATF crawling up your butt, etc. Same thing we require for machine guns.

Handguns are a hell of a lot cheaper.


Good luck regulating any of that in the middle of the swamp. I wouldn't want to be the ATF agent that tried. I want my body to be found when I die, preferably of old age.

26 Nov 2012 05:28 PM
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doglover     

hdhale: jbuist: Makes sense to me. Those 'bang stick' things are an AOW (Any Other Weapon), require a $200 tax at the time of manufacture, and a $5 tax whenever you transfer them, and transferring them involves a Class 3 dealer, ATF crawling up your butt, etc. Same thing we require for machine guns.

Handguns are a hell of a lot cheaper.

Good luck regulating any of that in the middle of the swamp. I wouldn't want to be the ATF agent that tried. I want my body to be found when I die, preferably of old age.


Yeah.

Not to mention they do use handguns already. It's just poaching.

26 Nov 2012 07:04 PM
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Clemkadidlefark     
www.thefirearmblog.com

.454 Casul will kill a UPS delivery truck, so it ought to be good enough for gators 

/stings like hell upon trigger pull

27 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
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