Chipper and MLBowhunter are done

Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by deep woods goat hunter, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter I'm not crazy, I just want it more than you.
    Chipper Jones will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in July, but he’s not keeping his public statements to just baseball. The former Atlanta Braves third baseman and avid hunter shared his thoughts on gun control with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday and it won’t surprise you to find out that he has some strong opinions — but not the one you might think.
    “I believe in our Constitutional right to bear arms and protect ourselves,” Jones said. “But I do not believe there is any need for civilians to own assault rifles. I just don’t.
    “I would like to see something (new legislation) happen. I liken it to drugs – you’re not going to get rid of all the guns. But AR-15s and AK-47s and all this kind of stuff – they belong in the hands of soldiers. Those belong in the hands of people who know how to operate them, and whose lives depend on them operating them. Not with civilians. I have no problem with hunting rifles and shotguns and pistols and what-not. But I’m totally against civilians having those kinds of automatic and semi-automatic weapons.”
    He also believes that the minimum age to purchase a gun should be 21 instead of 18. And before anyone gets angry at Chipper for sticking a toe into such a divisive subject, here’s a little background that Jones provided himself:
    “I grew up in a town where two-thirds of the people who came to school drove trucks and had hunting rifles and hunting shotguns in their gunracks in their trucks,” said Jones, who was born in Deland, Fla., about an hour north of the Braves’ spring training complex … “
    Chipper grew up hunting and handling guns. In fact, he learned how to shoot a gun before he’d ever played a single Little League inning. And since then, he’s continued to pursue it as a serious hobby. He’s posted photos of himself on social media with animals he shot during hunting trips. He’s co-hosts a show called “Major League Bowhunter” on the Sportsman Channel, which is now in its seventh season.
    Chipper’s not talking out of turn here. He is a gun owner, a gun user and a hunter. But here’s something he’s not: an expert in child psychology. So his comments about bringing back corporal punishment in schools should be taken with a boulder-sized grain of salt.
    “A lot of things have gotten worse since corporal punishment was done away with in schools. My generation of parents and maybe the generation just before have gotten away from disciplining kids and putting fear in their mind and we’ve moved into this world of entitlement: ‘We’re going to do everything we can for our kids and we’re going to spoon-feed them this and that.’ When life happens and life gets rough, kids don’t know how to handle it.”
    Jones apparently thinks that parents and teachers are too easy on kids ever since the practice of corporal punishment became socially unacceptable. The definition of corporal punishment is physical punishment, so even though Jones just says “disciplining kids,” he’s not just talking about giving them detention or sending them to their room with no dessert. He’s talking about parents hitting their kids, and teachers hitting their students. He thinks that will help today’s kids handle life’s rough patches. And he apparently doesn’t think it’ll cause them any permanent damage, either physically or psychologically, or instill them with any kind of rage.
    Chipper’s an avid gun owner, so his opinions on guns should at least be given a little weight. But until he produces his diploma for a masters in child psychology, it’s probably wise to give his opinions on corporal punishment the weight they deserve: none.
  2. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    Elitist Bowhunter!!!!! Lol
    I'm surprised a Hooters Waitress Hasn't Slapped Ole Chipper Upside The Head With Some #MEETOOMOVEMENT as of yet..........

  3. Reflex

    Reflex Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sullivan, MO
    There is a huge difference in hitting kids and spanking them when it's called for.
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  4. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter I'm not crazy, I just want it more than you.

    Maybe he is just trying to save 3.5 year old bucks....
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  5. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    I wouldn't be surprised if some of his celebrity (bowhunting show) buddies didn't share the same views to be honest ..........
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  6. wingman

    wingman Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2012
    Time for someone to come forward and admit to use of Performance Enhancing Drugs.
  7. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter I'm not crazy, I just want it more than you.

    He will at least wait til after he is inducted. Mind blown that chipper can get in but Big Mac can’t.
  8. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    Chippers numbers and defense were pretty insane
  9. DCSarchette

    DCSarchette Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    Bland, Mo.
    I think this fella needs to go back to high school and study what the second amendment is all about, it isn't in any way about hunting,target practice, plinkin cans with your lil camo stocked pea shooter, or going to the range to see who has the biggest pistol. The second amendment is all about assault weapons to protect ourselves from the very government one world order intents of a portion of our government known as the right with their shadow government coop wanting to take them. Then he should stay after school and do a report on world history, and all the countries, just like ours, that had allowed their weapons be taken, then had to watch helplessly while millions of their own were killed, tortured, and slaughtered, because they had no means to protect them selves. Actually in accordance to the constitution, we have a RIGHT to have at our disposal any weapon our government has, including ammo, and means to operate such weapon. This being said though, I do agree 100% with his opinions on bustin a brats ass.
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  10. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017

    If that's the case I want a machine gun and a bazooka
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  11. DCSarchette

    DCSarchette Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    Bland, Mo.
    In accordance to the constitution, you have the right to own a tank.
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  12. DCSarchette

    DCSarchette Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    Bland, Mo.
    What I tried to post wouldn't post right
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  13. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    Your better than that Bob.......
  14. bowhuntKS

    bowhuntKS King of the White Ninjas

    Sep 11, 2006
    He gave his opinion. What's wrong with that?
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  15. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    I was just thinking this same thing. Celebrities have mikes shoved in their faces all the time. He can say what he wants I guess.
  16. EZRA

    EZRA Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2016
    This guy has no idea! Chipper Jones more like Crapper Jones! Great ideas there. I know lots of people that hunt deer and yotes with AR type guns and guess what they don't talk about shooting down school kids or doing mass shootings just because they own that type of gun, putting a ban on this gun won't stop killings because it's already illegal to kill another human!
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  17. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013

    Shut up and dribble........
  18. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    Yup and if it cost him his shows and sponsors that would be interesting. The phrase don't bite the hand that feeds ya, comes to mind. Good news for chipper, he should have plenty of cash so it doesn't matter if/when his sponsors dump him
  19. pinwheel

    pinwheel Jenny's Lackey

    Jun 17, 2006
    middle of nowhere
    In this day & age, having an opinion different from the crowd (left or right) is taboo & will get you crucified by one side, or the other, possibly both.
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  20. MOGC

    MOGC Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Ozark's
    Chipper Jones just pulled a ZUMBO...
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