Gun Store Holds a Coyote-Killing Contest…Spurring People-Killing ThreatsBy Michael Frank on November 14th, 2012
A Los Lunas shop called Gunhawk Firearms took over a contest started by an Albuquerque gun shop to bag the most coyotes in a weekend. The idea, Gunhawk management says, is to help out farmers whose livestock is threatened by coyotes, which aren’t protected the way wolves are. The winner gets an assault rifle. Over 29,000 people have signed an online petition calling it cruel and sadistic…and now the FBI is investigating death threats against the lives of the owners and their families. Word of the contest has spread globally, which you might think would be bad for Gunhawk’s business. Nope: “It’s awesome! I’m excited! I love it! Why not!” exclaimed employee Josh Waters. “It’s been a banner day here in the shop. People are showing their support and freedom of speech and the second amendment. Got to love it!” Via KRQE.
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