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My turn: Proposed amendment aims to bring out conservative voters

Some of our lawmakers feel we should have a statewide vote on making a constitutional amendment to protect our rights to hunt and fish.  (Source: WECT) Some of our lawmakers feel we should have a statewide vote on making a constitutional amendment to protect our rights to hunt and fish.  (Source: WECT)

You may not have realized it but some think your right to hunt wildlife and fish is under the gun.  

It’s such a danger, some of our lawmakers feel we should have a statewide vote on making a constitutional amendment to protect our rights to hunt and fish.

They want that vote to take place in 2018.  And if this sounds silly to you, let me remind you this is our General Assembly. 

There are no real moves to eliminate this right for anyone. It’s not a significant issue. What is significant just might be an election year where Democrats and Republicans are preparing to do battle in a divided country and state. 

Having a vote to protect hunting and fishing naturally falls in line with Republican voters who are more apt to favor gun rights. So, guess who is proposing we vote on this?  A group of Republicans.  

This is a poorly veiled attempt to scare conservative voters into turning out to vote for a right they really weren’t in danger of losing so they can hopefully also vote for conservative candidates.  And the sad part is they think we’re too stupid to make that connection. 

That’s my turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at yourturn@wect.com

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Emailed comments from viewers:

I think you and your entire liberal staff should close the doors and take a very very long vacation to the north pole ..build a igloo and stay there..oh and take Ellen with you..

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I agree with the comment above.  An igloo would be the perfect place for you. 

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Amen......amen.......

it is scary BUT.....   thank you for everything you said!

We need to hear this Everyday!!

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Don't keep your head in the sand. Radical animal rights groups and vegans are hard at work trying to stop animal ag and any other use of animals. 

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Gee Gary, if it bothers you that the Repubs are trying to trick folks into VOTING, just don't vote! This is a red herring. Get over it!

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We moved here to Wilmington last October. We love being here but do struggle with some of the cultural issues expressed.

We moved here from Newtown, CT, the home of Sandy Hook School. My husband, Senior pastor of a large local church (approx 4,500 people over 5  campuses) was the first clergyman there after the news broke of the terrible massacre. I am also a pastor and spent the day in the firehouse with the grieving families. We have spent the last four years caring for some of these families and using our facilities for many community events.

I find the massive gun ownership here bewildering. It seems to be the rite of passage that we all should vote for. Why do we advocate such proliferation? The numbers of those killed and injured from guns in the USA is terrifying.

Thanks for your thoughts. I have appreciated many of them

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