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CA Senate Votes To Ban Hunting Via Internet

The California Senate doesn´t believe it´s sporting to allow hunters to kill animals with a computer mouse, camera and gun.

Senators voted 25 to 6 this morning to approve a bill that would ban use of Internet sites that allow hunters to fire guns at real animals by clicking a computer mouse.

The measure is a response to an Internet target shooting site in Texas that announced plans to allow hunting via the Internet.

The bill´s author, Senator Debra Bowen of Redondo Beach, says most people are horrified and disgusted at the idea of computer-assisted hunting.

But Senator Dennis Hollingsworth of La Mesa complained that the bill is, as he puts it, rapid reaction to something that´s barely even occurred yet.

He says lawmakers ought to pay more attention to other problems.