Treat hunters with re­spect

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

Law-abid­ing gun own­ers are tired of read­ing ar­ti­cles from elit­ist ad­vo­cates for gun con­trol. The lat­est ex­am­ple was Dana Mil­bank’s Sept. 12 Washington Sketch col­umn, “Sports­men re­joice! Kevlar won’t save those tur­keys.”

Mr. Mil­bank’s col­umn, about pro-sports­men leg­is­la­tion, the Sports­men’s Her­itage and Recre­ational En­hance­ment Act, was lit­tered with in­ac­cu­rate ter­mi­nol­ogy to de­scribe even the most ba­sic firearms clas­si­fi­ca­tions. His con­tempt for hunters, Na­tional Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers and gun own­ers in gen­eral was made clear through his con­de­scend­ing tone. The SHARE Act is an im­por­tant bill that would pro­tect and ex­pand the rights of hunters and sports­men. Mil­lions of Amer­i­cans en­joy our hunt­ing her­itage, and The Post should treat them with re­spect, not con­de­scen­sion or con­dem­na­tion. Chris W. Cox, Fairfax The writer is ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion In­sti­tute for Leg­isla­tive Ac­tion.

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