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Digger's Corner -- Beware 'American Hunters and Shooters Association'
NRA-ILA ^ | 7/28/05 | Dawson

Posted on 07/30/2005 9:24:53 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama

Some of you might have recently heard of a new organization claiming to represent hunters and gun owners. As is often the case this organization builds a nice website and claims to be a friend of hunters when the reality is they are nothing more than the enemy in camouflage.

The new group calls itself the American Hunters and Shooters Association, a friendly sounding name designed to part unsuspecting hunters and shooters from their hard earned dollars. They claim to be a “rational” voice in the hunting and gun rights policy debate, implying that groups like NRA are irrational.

Everything about AHSA sounds warm and fuzzy, that is unless you take the time to look deeper into their website. Quickly you realize that they want to regulate certain calibers of guns, allow the FBI to keep records on people who buy guns and put an end to gunshows as we know them.

The most telling thing about AHSA is its leadership. A quick look at the website shows that Bob Ricker is listed as AHSA Executive Director. Hunters will remember that Ricker is a former NRA employee who switched sides and has actively worked for gun control groups for many years now. Most recently Ricker was paid by a Virginia based anti-gun group, where he lobbied to shut down gun shows and put further restrictions on gun owners.

John Rosenthal is listed as President of the AHSA Foundation. Rosenthal is one of the founders of the Massachusetts based group Stop Handgun Violence, a group that has been a major force in passing some of the most draconian state gun laws in the nation.

With leadership like that, there is no doubt about the true goals of AHSA. They are trying to fool hunters and gun owners with a soft sell, while working behind the scenes to end the sport that we all love. I fully expect that next year we will see anti-gun Congressional candidates boasting their AHSA endorsements. Unfortunately, some gun owners will be fooled by this rhetoric, so help us spread the word that AHSA isn’t what they claim to be.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 5thcolumn; antigun; banglist; guns; hunting; liberalassclowns; nra; traitors
FYI. Thought you all might find this interesting
1 posted on 07/30/2005 9:24:54 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama
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To: Mr. Mojo

Could you please ping your "bang list". Thanks


2 posted on 07/30/2005 9:25:29 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

That's OK. When asked for donations, I usually mail a handful of [expired] coupons from yesteryear newspaper, and I use their own postage prepaid envelope. The recipients could enjoy wonderful discounts on all kinds of junk.


3 posted on 07/30/2005 9:29:49 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: 2nd amendment mama

How dare these yellow-bellied cretins tell the citizenry
what types of muskets they are allowed to own!

4 posted on 07/30/2005 10:12:59 AM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: adam_az

LOL...love it!


5 posted on 07/30/2005 10:41:44 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Joe Brower

ping!


6 posted on 07/30/2005 10:46:33 AM PDT by glock rocks (give a man a program - frustrate him for a day... teach a man to program - frustrate him for life.)
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To: basil; dbwz; Ladysmith

Pass this along to all your shooting and hunting friends!


7 posted on 07/30/2005 11:53:34 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I figured it would only be a matter of time before the gun-grabbers got creative. Seems like I recall reading about the commies doing something like this when they took over Russia and the rest of eastern Europe. We need to be on the lookout for other phony gun rights organizations. Thanks for the warning.


8 posted on 07/30/2005 4:32:53 PM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

bump


9 posted on 08/15/2006 11:01:01 PM PDT by GeronL (flogerloon.blogspot.com -------------> Rise of the Hate Party)
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