Stebben84 wrote:Someone may have been drinking when they posted this. I dunno. Anyhow, why would you need to borrow a gun to deer hunt? If you hunt, don't you have your own? Also, if they had a raccoon problem, did they have gun license? If not then they shouldn't be using your gun. If they did, wouldn't they have gun? I realize it's a bunch of questions from a non-hunter/gun owner, but I don't get it. Is it common among gun owners to loan out there guns?
Have things changed that much in twenty years? When I lived in the Tomah boondocks, a landowner could hunt most game on his land any time he wanted except the day before deer season. My neighbor didn't have a decent shotgun and needed one, so I loaned him mine. The guy came out the summer before and stayed up with me for most of a night saving a colicky steer. I helped do his farm chores when he broke an ankle.
I hadn't gone hunting for several years and didn't own a gun those two years I was invited to a group hunt with some folks I hadn't visited with for a while. It is not common to loan your gun to someone you don't know, but people who have known each other for years kinda trust each other.
I don't understand your confusion. Is it your belief that once a person has owned a gun, he always has several handy?