IMHO the situation with JZ is really really overblown. Before you go jumpin down my throat hear me out. The reason I feel this was is: #1. The weapons that JZ called "terrorist" weapons are already stereo typed as such. Anyone who watches TV sees that the rifles in question are portrayed as such. So that should not be a surprise to anyone. #2. The AK's SKS's and the like are not designed to be "hunting" rifles. Effective, yes, and fun. Like it or not they have a stigma behind them. #3. In a conversation regarding hunting I myself would not list or catergorize this style of weapon as a "hunting" rifle. I would believe that honestly most avid shooter or gun nuts would agree. Keep in mind we know that they "work" for hunting but were not originally desinged as such. With that same thought in mind the model 700 Rem and Mdl 70 winchester were not originally designed to be sniper rifles for police/military. Nuff said. #4. The gun communities continued blasting of something said, and apologized for only gives even more ammuntion to the anti gunners propoganda. Yes they can use what JZ said, but they can use our immediate extreme hatered for him even more. If we cast him aside like yesterdays news even though he has dedicated years of his life to defense of and responsible ownership of guns. Proves to the anti's that we are nothing more than a bunch of narrow minded, right wing nut jobs who cannot see past a mindless mistake (you know if JZ could turn back time he would). #5. Now for my take on JZ in a nutshell. What he said was wrong and will be way overblown and taken to the extreme in both possible contexts (good/bad) The anti-gunner will use it, but no more than any other statistic that they twist to fill thier data sheets w/ scewed information. I think becuase of what was said JZ name is now in front of and familiar with more poeple than ever before. If we can use him as a voice (since he is in the spotlight) we can benefit from the publicity, like brittney does for not wearing any underwear. I still consider JZ one of us a proud gun owner who sees different weapons in different light. I support him and am sorry his life as it was is now over. He is not a politician, but unfortunatley politics has infected just about every aspect of our lives and we are paying the price.