New York School Shooting Is A Wake Up Call To Raise Hunting Age

According to The Fund for Animals, the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation shares the blame for a February 9th
incident in which a sixteen year old student took a shotgun to school
and fired at other students and teachers. According to press reports,
the boy's mother had bought him the gun so he could go hunting.

York State allows–and even encourages–children as young as 12 to
shoot birds, squirrels, and other animals with rifles and shotguns.
The Fund has called on the state to protect children, bystanders, and
animals by raising the minimum hunting age to 18.

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