American Shooters & Hunters Assn and the media
I've mentioned American Shooters & Hunters Association -- which is basically an antigun group flying false colors, here and here and here. For Pete's sake, it's not even a good "false colors" operation: it was founded by a Brady Campaign director, with Brady's agenda.
ABC News just ran a piece on Bloomberg's mayors' group, claiming that it's a "gun rights group":
"The head of the American Hunters and Shooters Association, Ray Schoenke, said that gun rights "extremists," including the National Rifle Association, have taken positions that have "tarnished" the reputations of hunters and shooters... He is the first gun rights advocate to join the mayors in their cause."
Well, I suppose at least they are becoming more transparently anti-gun now.
Posted by: Sebastian at January 27, 2007 12:19 AM
Is there nothing we can do against Bloomberg? The ATF won't help. RICO Lawsuit?
Posted by: mike123 at January 27, 2007 06:31 AM
Since when are rights and freedom "extremist"?
Were the Founding Fathers "extremists"?
Such disgusting tactics make me sick.
Posted by: Nimrod45 at January 27, 2007 04:57 PM
Kinda like calling PETA a pro-meat organization.
Posted by: ben at January 27, 2007 07:31 PM
This is far worse then the Orwellian names the Lefties usually adopt to disguise the true agenda of their organizations.
A group did the same thing in Oregon, the OGO, Oregon Gun Owners. (www.ogo.org) They claimed to be pro-gun rights then proceeded to divert all funds solicited to passing gun control legislation.
The group was led by Mannix(D), who then converted to (R) and ran for Governor twice. Although he lost, the fact he could run at all demonstrated the utility of the method.
The lesson? The MSMs will allow you to get away with this fraud if it is consistent with their agenda.
Posted by: DANEgerus at January 29, 2007 09:44 AM