Scott Gunderson has run another truly foolish bill through the Assembly. Stating that he feels Wisconsin has fallen away from its hunting tradition he authored a bill to allow third graders to hunt. In the woods. With real guns.
Each third grader would have to be accompanied at arm's length by a mentor designate by the child's parent or guardian and they would have to share one weapon. If the child still wanted to hunt by age twelve they would have to complete a hunter safety course.
The truly scary part of this provision is that 74 of our lawmakers voted to pass it. How does this make Wisconsin better? Where is the pressing need to have third graders with weapons in our woods? Is it not possible to teach respect for and a love of nature without having a gun?
I'm an occasional hunter of small game. This loopy proposal is enough to make me give that little bit up.