Petition asks Obama administration to target hunting rights
Paul Joseph Watson
December 3, 2012
Animal rights activists have launched a petition demanding the Obama White House declare the National Rifle Association to be a “domestic terrorist group,” while decimating the ability of Americans to exercise their hunting rights.
The petition, which features on the We The People section  of the White House.gov website, states;
“Groups like Lobo Watch, Big Game Forever, Idaho Anti-Wolf Coalition, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, NRA, Safari Club, etc., are a menace in our midst. Not only do many of them want our native predators like bears, wolves, wild cats, and the like decimated to the brink of extinction, but some of them have the nerve to harass, threaten, and downright intimidate anyone who dares to oppose them, even the government.”
“And they’ve got some powerful people in their corner, too. They throw their mammoth monetary weight around, and think they can buy their way into power in America and put down anyone who’s got a backbone and might provide resistance. It’s time to put these groups in their place and strike them down. Time to protect our carnivorous wildlife from those who seek to decimate them!”
The petition is being promoted by numerous animal rights activists on social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
The NRA is an ardent supporter of hunting rights, running a website devoted to the issue  and regularly promoting hunting as “a vital part of American culture” and a cornerstone of the Second Amendment.
According to an NRA fact sheet  on hunting, “The efforts of hunters as conservationists over the last century have restored America’s game populations and enhanced the habitat of numerous wildlife species.” The document cites polls that consistently show a clear majority of Americans support hunting.
“If we can’t have the common decency to live and let live we are a waste of space, and its time to “Get Off The Earth,” wrote George Sequoia  in support of the petition.
“EXACTLY RIGHT! THESE EVIL NON-SOUL HUMANS ARE TERRORIST NEEDING TO BE GONE!,” added Jacqueline Conquest.
The petition currently has 458 signatures and is a long way short of the 25,000 required to receive an official response from the White House.
The NRA has not been short of publicity in the last couple of days. After NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas blamed Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide on the “gun culture,” Kansas City sportswriter Jason Whitlock went further , claiming that “the NRA is the new KKK” because they are “arming….black youths” and “loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery.”