At least, that’s what the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau seems to be arguing.
Okay, I get that not everyone is on board with Sunday hunting, particularly religious farmers. I don’t agree with them, and I’m going to do what I can to open up hunting. But I’m not going to say that they are any less a part of the discussion or shouldn’t be considered in the debate. However, that’s what their spokesman is saying about those of us who support it. See, we’re just a bunch of “interests outside Pennsylvania.” To back it up, he cites NRA which has about 400,000 members who live here – many of whom do support allowing us the option to hunt on Sunday. Another evil outside group? NSSF with more than 500 Pennsylvania business owners here who serve hundreds of thousands of hunters & gun owners.
Honestly, shame on the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau for reducing themselves to this level of “us vs. them” attacks. We are Pennsylvania citizens. We have a voice and a vote, too. We pay the taxes that fund the subsidies many of your members benefit from – hello Farm Bill. Just because we don’t agree doesn’t mean that we’re somehow “less Pennsylvanian” than farmers.