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Justice Scalia Promotes Hunting

Thursday, March 9, 2006

As the keynote speaker at the National Wild Turkey Federation’s annual convention, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told attendees that the best thing sportsmen and hunters can do for hunting is to refute the fallacious stereotype that guns are used only for evil purposes.

An avid hunter himself, Judge Scalia told the assembled group, “The attitude of people associating guns with nothing but crime, that is what has to be changed. I grew up at a time when people were not afraid of people with firearms. I hope [the hunting culture] can be preserved -- the hunting culture, of course, begins with a culture that does not have a hostile attitude toward firearms.”

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