My First Duck Hunt
Since I was five years old I dreamed about being a hunter just like my dad.Throughout the years I was like a retriever dog to my dad.I would in the pitch black dark waiting for sunrise setting up decoys and getting everything perfect for our hunt.Then when dad would shoot at the duck I would go run out in the field and retrieve them.
In 2012 I decided to take my hunter safety test at Redwood Prep Charter School in Fortuna CA.When I got note that I passed my hunter safety I immediately went to Ace Hardware and bought my first hunting license.I was so excited that I finally get to hunt with my dad and friends for future seasons to come.Hunting is a big father and son or daughter bonding experience. Personally, I feel a little extra closer when I’m there with my dad by my side waiting for the sun to rise and the ducks to come out.
The next morning at 4:00 am on a Saturday early October morning I drove with my dad to Loleta to go to a duck pond to go on my first duck hunt with my new license. We sat in the blind with tall trees and cattail grass all around us waiting for the ducks to come over us.I had my gun locked and loaded until a group of drake and hen mallards came over my head. I raised my shotgun and pulled the trigger at one of the ducks and fired.I ended up killing 1 of the 4 ducks in the group. The excitement on my dad's face; I felt that day that I was the king of the world. And that day was most of the main reasons that I hunt waterfowl to this day and will continue for as long as I can live.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
In California you can purchase ammunition at any outdoors store as long as you are 21 years old or older.In the 2016 voting ballot that we fill out every 4 years to vote for positions in our government and new laws that we should pass or not pass.One of the new laws that we were voting on is “Should we have to pass a background check to purchase ammo in California.In my opinion I think that we should pass it because we wanna be safe and know who’s buying ammunition and the purpose of it.
California Governor Jerry Brown has passed six gun control bills.One of the laws include requiring citizens now have to pass a background check to purchase ammunition in California.The main reason they passed this new law is because they want to know who's buy ammo and for what purpose will they use he ammo.
You can see where our governments coming from because of the shootings and deaths that have occured.In their thinking they think that if we make people take a background check to see what crimes and what they use the ammo for when they’ve purchased it.The problem with that is that the criminal can have somebody with a perfect background walk into the store and buy ammo and then give it to him;so this is also a useless law.
In my opinion this law is good but also useful because people don't want to waste their time and have a background check because maybe in their past they did something that was not right and payed the price for it;Would it transfer the old crimes a person did?.And would they keep them from buying ammo.The reason that I like this law is because it's going to keep us safe because it will keep criminals from purchasing ammo over the counter.
Since my dad and I our hunters we were just stunned when we heard that this laws passed because that just shows where this country is heading in the future. But they also make an understanding point that we should be more cautious who we give our ammo too.
I encourage people to just do the right thing and not have other people buy ammo for the other person because that's how we start violence and violence is the last worry our state needs to worry about.The main question that I have is why do you want to risk taking away our 2nd amendment right to have a firearm in the first place?.