On Friday, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith responded to hunting critics by saying he will hunt and fish until he is not physically able to do it anymore.
I love the outdoors and will fish and hunt until I can't anymore…your comments fall on deaf ears
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 9, 2017
Smith’s tweet was quoted by Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, who urged Smith to say it loud and proud. Cox tweeted:
Say it wit ya chest .. lol https://t.co/o18KQ9JDcM
— fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) June 9, 2017
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz–who is known for his love of hunting–then retweeted Cox and added the simple message, “What he said.”
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) June 9, 2017
In September 2016 Wentz posted a photo of the buck he had taken during archery season:
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) September 29, 2016
He told the Post Game:
Hunting is big. I fish a little bit, but I’m more into the hunting world. I fell in love with it when I was in college. It’s a release from football to get away. In college, it’s football all the time. Going forward, it’s going to be football, football, football. Hunting is a good release, good way to get away from the game and just decompress, even it’s just for a couple hours. I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ve got a 3-year-old golden retriever that I’ve raised. She hunts with me too. She loves it. Always makes it more enjoyable.
On December 29, 2016, Breitbart News reported that Wentz gave personalized Beretta shotguns to each member of his offensive line. CeaseFirePA immediately began wringing their hands and urged the recipients of the guns to join the gun control movement.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.