Georgia Amendment II:
Fishing and hunting. The tradition of fishing and hunting and the taking of fish and wildlife shall be preserved for the people and shall be managed by law and regulation for the public good.
Originally, I was going to hold my nose and vote for this pig. After speaking to friends and fellow bloggers, no more.
The final blow was the AJC's Mike King's brief analysis of the proposed law. As he correctly points out there is a potentially nasty poison pill in the wording. The amendment might very well trump any local hunting ordinance. It's carte blanche for any nutjob to sue any well-intentioned city council for enacting reasonable hunting ordinances in populated areas. The fact that this type of case might be a winner is worrying enough. The reality that our appellate system could be tied up with about a bajillion of these nuisance complaints is truly frightening.
This is bad law. I strongly urge my fellow hunters to reject this type of crass politicization of something we love. It does us no good and ultimately could do us great harm.