John Kilmartin wrote:I can see why someone in the Netherlands does not approve of using firearms as any stray shot will hit something and may cause an international incident. I can't remember when the Dutch legislative authorities are planning on re-introducing wolves and brown bears to the Dutch 'natural' enviroment' probably about the same time they protect their old growth forest.
Outside of the major cities in Canada, firearm usage is a practical possibility. I believe Finland, like rural Canada or rural Australia is a place where firearms are acceptable both as recreational and professional tools. I know that shocking to urbanites sometimes valuable resources such as livestock or even children are attacked by wildlife. A bear, wolf/coyote/dingo are not your pet dog fifi's long lost cousins and may in fact kill your child if pressed by hunger. Myself, I'm never going to own a $10, 000 cow or bull but I think one could easily simpathize with them(that is the farmer) when they instead kill the predator rather than lose that animal. I also know that many families in rural Canada depend on game meat to get them through the year, whether it is a bear ham, venison, muskrat stew, or even a roast of our national animal.
The leading murder weapon in Canada like Finland is the knife, now that is in provable homicides, but of course the leading killer is the automobile. It is almost impossible to convict someone of murder if they use a car and I don't see anyone thinking of banning them soon.
You also have to look at culture as the number of guns per capita is the same in Canada and the US where as the murder rates are very divergent.
Russian entertainment is favourite it is hunting for a bear with a cold steel named "rogatina" which make from wooden stake branching on the end.
"Rogatina" - derivative of a word "roga" - horns
Looks "Rogatina" here so:
This weapon seems at Englishmen name - "bear spear"
The truth now this weapon can make and thus:
And to kill a bear from a telescope-sighted rifle as he is the elderly man
this business not artful, it can any.
"Rogatina" this another matter.