Note: 17 in this picture, not 9.
Holy Branch Davidian!
Ok, I come from the intersection of two rural families, where both sides of the family hunted. My brother, to this day, still hunts. Enjoys it. More power to him.
Now, I didn't hunt. Ok, I got dragged along when they were trying to kill some time by hunting birds (partridge, duck) because they wanted someone to carry the spoils. For the real "man stuff" (deer), I was never invited.
For 27 years, I was married to a gun enthusiast who didn't hunt. His collection was mostly semi-automatic. Again, I'm not throwing stones. I collected Barbie dolls for a time. To each his/her own.
I am not adamantly opposed to guns, I just don't use them. Ever. I never fired one. It isn't a holier than thou belief, I only smoked a cigarette once in my life, I have never eaten sushi. Pronounced tastes about things, I think.
But this militia group, the Hutaree, has me scared of my frickin' shadow. Is this really happening in the 21st century? Sure, right now there are only 9 of them, they are in custody; we only know what the media says about their endgame. But scary, scary, scary? You bet. I guess that's what they want.