Discussion Topic: Does Debate Divide Us?

Hal Herring's recent interview with Ted Nugent obviously touched a nerve. But high-fence hunting is just one of many highly-charged topics we've discussed here, including crossbows, hunting deer with dogs, in-line muzzleloaders during primitive seasons, and I'm sure I don't have to remind you of the black gun discussion—to name a few.

The question is: Are these debates ultimately constructive or divisive? Does the exchange inform our opinions or make us draw deeper lines in the sand? Should we have a wide diversity of opinion within our group? Or should we take the hard line: “You’re either with us or you’re with the antis”?

Tell us what you think.