As anyone with a real understanding about the 2nd Amendment knows, it has nothing to do with hunting and everything to do with the defense of liberty against freedom. The defense of our lives against danger. The defense of our land against aggression.
Yet, oddly enough, it seems the time has arrived when the true reason for the 2nd Amendment and hunting meet for a common purpose. Namely, wild hogs.
Now, a lot of people in the North East and the Mountain West may not realize wild hogs are a problem but unless the swine invasion is stopped, they will soon realize just how big a problem it is firsthand.
Over the past 3 decades, the feral hog population in America has exploded to the tune of about 5 million hogs in 39 states.
Hogs were first brought to these shores in the 1600’s and were allowed to roam free. Of course, some got free and established a feral community in the south, much in the same way the dingo established itself in Australia. For the first 300 years or so the population grew steadily but not out of control. Recently though, the piglet boom has this mud wallowing menace on the move, heading north and leaving a wake of destruction in it’s path.
These menaces eat crops, ruin fields by rooting them up, contaminate water supplies by defecating in them, and threaten the survival of local species wherever they invade. Totaled, this is a $1.5 BILLION problem (annually) and it’s only getting worse.