Fudd Media

Fudd Media

Jim Zumbo (2007)

  • November 9, 1940
  • 1962 first article for Outdoor Life
  • 1978 – 2007 Hunting editor for Outdoor Life magazine
  • written 23 books
    – 1,500 articles for outdoor magazines
  • successful wildlife photographer
  • host of Jim Zumbo Outdoors on The Outdoor Channel
  • February 16, 2007 Zumbo published an entry on his blog
    – criticized the use of the AR-15 and AK-47 for hunting
    – calls for his termination were received within three days
  • February 19 Remington Arms fired Zumbo
    – His online blog was discontinued “for the time being”
  • March 3, 2007 New York Times published an editorial
    – criticizing the end of Zumbo’s career as “avoidance of debate”

I must be living in a vacuum. The guides on our hunt tell me that the use of AR and AK rifles have a rapidly growing following among hunters, especially prairie dog hunters. I had no clue. Only once in my life have I ever seen anyone using one of these firearms.

I call them “assault” rifles, which may upset some people. Excuse me, maybe I’m a traditionalist, but I see no place for these weapons among our hunting fraternity. I’ll go so far as to call them “terrorist” rifles. They tell me that some companies are producing assault rifles that are “tackdrivers.”

Sorry, folks, in my humble opinion, these things have no place in hunting. We don’t need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them, which is an obvious concern. I’ve always been comfortable with the statement that hunters don’t use assault rifles. We’ve always been proud of our “sporting firearms.”

This really has me concerned. As hunters, we don’t need the image of walking around the woods carrying one of these weapons. To most of the public, an assault rifle is a terrifying thing. Let’s divorce ourselves from them. I say game departments should ban them from the praries [sic] and woods

– Jim Zumbo’s blog 2007


  • July 3, 2007, Zumbo’s TV show went back on the air
  • August 2008 spokesman for the Paralyzed Veterans of America
    – Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund

Jerry Tsai (2012)

  • Editor of Recoil Magazine
  • Sept 2012 RECOIL Volume 1, Issue 4
    – Tsai stated that civilians should not have access to firearms like the new H&K
    in their first year (2012) fourth issue
    – MP7A1 article

They proclaimed:
“the MP7A1 is unavailable to civilians for good reason”

They went on:
“We all know that’s technology no civvy should be able to get to lay their hands on”

And continued:
“This is a purpose built weapon with no sporting applications to speak of.”

“It is made to put down scum bags and that’s it”

A cop is then quoted as saying:
“this is not a gun you want in the wrong slimy hands”


  • – Jerry Tsai Steps Down as Editor of “Recoil” Magazine


Dick Metcalf (2013)

  • December 2013 Guns & Ammo
    – wrote an article on what he thought were appropriate limits to Second Amendment protected rights
  • New York Times ( & others) used Metcalf to attack Second Amendment protected rights
  • received blow back from the firearms community
  • Rather than apologizing, he continued to complain about gun owners
  • Guns & Ammo was unprepared for the negativity on social-media

‘when we went over that line and dared ask the question, whether people might think about whether or not regulation is by definition infringement.

The Second Amendment says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, Metcalf noted, ‘not that it shall not be regulated.’ Rather the first four words of the amendment, ‘a well regulated militia,’ not only allow but mandate regulation.

‘Everything is regulated, but everything is not infringed. Not all regulation is infringement. Is your right to drive a car being infringed by a speed limit?”


the NRA claims 5 million members. ‘I think that’s inflated, but even if you take them at their word, around 80 million Americans own firearms. To say that it represents the firearm-owning public [is inaccurate]. The NRA is one of the most effective lobbying organizations that the United States has ever produced.


’ Metcalf said


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