Not offended, there's nothing offensive about truth, TD. I like the idea of brainstorming some sort of solution. Vigilanteism is NOT the solution, it's one step shy of sheer anarchy. (I don't like the idea of giving **anyone** the authority to be judge, jury, and executioner.) Then again, I am certainly not okay with anyone just...taking...the resources that we all work and contribute for.
I certainly am willing and prepared to defend myself and my loved ones if needed (I wasn't kidding about the .44 magnum, and I'm a fairly decent shot with it too, even though I hate the thing. I guess the benefit is if the wheelgun runs out of it's 6 shots of ammo I could use it as a club...I generally only carry it in bear country though. I guess maybe that should change. The little XD .40 subcompact probably isn't quite as intimidating, if visual intimidation is necessary...
But...deadly force is only okay when a life is threatened, IMO. "Stuff" is one thing, lives are another...entirely.
I don't think we have nearly as many DWR officers as we need. The state requires a lot of education, but then the pay is just rock-bottom. It takes a truly dedicated individual to tolerate that.
Have you guys all filled out the DWR fishing survey? http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HNGVVMQ
They say it's for changes to 2013 fishing regs, but there is a section at the end where you can give input. I think it's very important that we all give as much input as possible, making clear what our concerns are, and suggesting any solution we come up with.
Sort of a pickle, isn't it?? Do Right and Fear No One