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Justinontheinternet t1_jdishap wrote

Wake me up when we can carry in state parks due to bears. CT the only state where “protecting kids” requires adults being eaten alive by black bears.


writtenbyrabbits_ t1_jdivr6x wrote

Lol. You don't need a gun against a black bear. Stay inside if you're so scared.


Justinontheinternet t1_jdj104d wrote

Okay khabib send us videos of you fighting bears. I’ll wait.


ThatsALotOfOranges OP t1_jdjg49r wrote

My dude, no one is denying bears are big and strong. But the black bears aren't out to get you.


writtenbyrabbits_ t1_jdjlvqz wrote

Who needs to fight when you just need to stand up and they run away. Are you afraid of house cats too?


Justinontheinternet t1_jdjozpj wrote

And no one is saying black bears are out to get you. But if it’s between a human life vs a bear life apparently the state chooses the bear. And remember no one bothered these bears and they chased defenseless people and the bear were behaving aggressively. Amazing that the state (and reddit) cares more about bears than tax payers lives or their families. They need to teach human empathy in class.

You’ve never stood toe with smokey the bear he’s definitely juicing like Dwayne Johnson.

You mean apex predators because that’s what house cats are. You don’t get vermin mice rats bugs or spiders when you have a cat because they’ll kill anything in sight.


ThatsALotOfOranges OP t1_jdityim wrote

I don't what you're on about but black bears are not eating people in our state parks. They're like the most skittish animal ever. You can make a loud noise and they'll run away. The number of people who have died from black bear attacks is tiny.


TheDudeMaintains t1_jdj7m3n wrote

I worked in close proximity to native black bears for years and have plenty of photos and videos of bears within spitting distance or less. Even the most grizzled, battle-scarred boar I've ever stumbled upon never even so much as gave me reason to pause. They are to be respected, but fear is generally unwarranted.


Justinontheinternet t1_jdjp3so wrote

I choose protecting human life over bears. Bears don’t pay taxes. Super cool creatures but if the state is going to prohibit and limit my rights in a state park then they need to provide people with bear mace or protection.

Imagine you walk into a park and lose your constitutional right to free speech? It doesn’t make sense with any other amendment but it’s okay for the 2a? Weird. Seems almost discriminatory or like an infringement on constitutional rights.


TheDudeMaintains t1_jdjpb11 wrote

Then please support a bear hunting season. There's nothing wrong with well-guided conservation.


Justinontheinternet t1_jdj0xbr wrote

Read the links.


ThatsALotOfOranges OP t1_jdj9ar1 wrote

Neither of those links involve "adults getting eaten alive by black bears."

One of them is about a kid getting non-life-threating injuries from a black bear and the other is about an incident where some hikers were frightened by a bear but no one got hurt.


Justinontheinternet t1_jdjphnv wrote

So injuries to humans are okay as long “as the bears are safe”?

I like dogs more than people but bears? Hmm 🤔