Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

MILLER: Democratic front group hyped as hunters by media in gun control fight
The Washington Times ^ | April 5, 2013 | Emily Miller

Posted on 04/05/2013 2:39:28 PM PDT by jazusamo

Politico story claim gun owners support Obama’s ‘universal background checks’

The liberal media will do anything to pressure lawmakers to support President Obama’s gun-control agenda.

Politico published a story Wednesday with this headline: “Hunting Group Wants Background Checks.” The story gave the false impression that the millions of hunters in the U.S. support Mr. Obama’s push for “universal background checks.”

That is way off target. In fact, 31 well-known hunting and conservation groups sent a letter to Capitol Hill Thursday expressing opposition to intrusion by the federal government into private firearm transfers.

Politico only cites one small group in its story, Bull Moose Sportsmen, which claims 5,000 members. The story gives no context for the size of this group in relation to other hunting advocacy groups, nor its prominence in the community. The single poll cited in the Politico story is one commissioned by the group itself and claims 72 percent of hunters support “criminal background checks with some exceptions.”

None of the major hunting groups which represent the millions of law-abiding sportsmen was mentioned, nor the polling of those members.

In fact, Bull Moose Sportsmen is a fringe organization run by Democratic activists that has been rejected from membership into the major gun and hunting groups’ umbrella organization because it refuses to reveal its funding sources.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: alinskytactics; astroturf; baldfacedliars; banglist; bloomberg; bullmoose; bullmoosesportsmen; corruption; democratcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; fakebutaccurate; fraud; guncontrol; liberalfascism; liberals; nocompromise; nomoregunlaws; progressives; secondamendment; soros; stalinisttactics; youwillnotdisarmus
The gun grabbing RATS will go to any lengths to register as a first step to confiscation.
1 posted on 04/05/2013 2:39:28 PM PDT by jazusamo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

Claims 5,000 members, most of them fake. Probably funded by Soros and Bloomberg


2 posted on 04/05/2013 2:43:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Wouldn’t be at all surprised, both of their prints are all over this phony group.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 2:45:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

Documentation File on the negative impact of the Obamanation Counterculture on America.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 2:46:48 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

Good find. And good journalism.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 2:47:06 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

Bull Moose —> Bull Moose Party —> Progressive Party

They’re not even really trying to hide it.


6 posted on 04/05/2013 2:50:30 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sir Napsalot
Good find. And good journalism.

Agreed. And quite the rarity nowadays. Not surprising that it was the Wash Times, and not the Wash ComPost or the Gay Lady.

7 posted on 04/05/2013 2:52:35 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

This current crop of RINO effers in DC will pretend they believe the lopsided anti-gun polls the MSM is reporting so they’ll go along with the government confiscation of firearms which is just a question of time. Why do I conclude that? Because they all voted for the NDAA. The deeper in to the hole of destruction this country is allowed to go, the longer and harder it will be to climb back out, if that will even be possible. The only promise the obozo hussein has kept is his promise to fundamentally change the US. And is he ever effing us over!


8 posted on 04/05/2013 2:54:01 PM PDT by drypowder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

9 posted on 04/05/2013 2:59:36 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

They are a 501c and you can ask for their annual report, which will tell where they get their funding.

They have to mail it by law.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 3:09:06 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

Why does this remind me of the Bull Moose Party under T. Roosevelt, who was a populist-progressive, tree-hugging elitist president with delusions of grandeur? If you think the big hunting made him a Conservative, there is a deed to a New York bridge in your name at City Hall.


11 posted on 04/05/2013 3:16:51 PM PDT by Liaison
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo
"I can't believe I'm wearing plaid!"


12 posted on 04/05/2013 3:27:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee

That commercial is played CONSTANTLY here on Indiana network stations 24/7.
Bloomie must be spending a fortune on it.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 3:29:50 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Liaison
T. Roosevelt was one of the very founders of progressivism. He was a very impressive guy.

If he could come back, he would be astounded at what became of his movement. I doubt that he ever considered that it could end where it is today.

That is what he deserves for thinking that the Constitution was obsolete. Teddy Roosevelt did more to expand Government power than any other president before him, with the possible exception of Lincoln.

14 posted on 04/05/2013 3:30:45 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation
Indiana’s Answer to School Shootings: Law requiring armed personnel in every school (VIDEO)

Looks like it's money well spent! Bwaaaahahahaaaa

15 posted on 04/05/2013 3:32:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee

That idiot’s probably a charter member of the Bull Moose Sportsmen.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 3:36:53 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo
Wouldn’t be at all surprised, both of their prints are all over this phony group.

Soros the Jew-hunter commences Astro-turfing the 2A issue.

17 posted on 04/05/2013 3:41:09 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
Teddy Roosevelt did more to expand Government power than any other president before him, with the possible exception of Lincoln.

I hestitate to agree with people who shout "Teddy Roosevelt was a [communist] Prog!" One of the people shouting that loudest has been Obozo, trying to use a Rushmore Republican President to "endorse" posthumously his Sovietcare scheme.

In fact, Roosevelt never even came close to endorsing Communist medicine. The plank the Obamaliars point to in the 1912 Progressive Party platform refers to what nowadays is called "key man" insurance, or "short-term disability", and would have been a private insurance arrangement paid for privately by industrial employers (only -- not everyone), to help deal with serious, crippling mill and plant workplace injuries.

Obama lied. As usual. Repeatedly, again as usual.

18 posted on 04/05/2013 3:46:54 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

the medium is the message.

it is not the truth, it is the fact a msm said it.


19 posted on 04/05/2013 3:47:26 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo
Once again, Emily Miller hits this out of the park.

I bet the Joyce Foundation is bankrolling this.

20 posted on 04/05/2013 3:55:43 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

Is that the kind of name chosen by an organization for public officials’ anal sex meth parties?


21 posted on 04/05/2013 4:35:44 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

There have been other groups like this in the past, and they have mostly failed.

http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/7493


22 posted on 04/05/2013 4:47:17 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

Somehow, the “Bull Moose” thing surfaces repeatedly from the Liber[whatever]/”progressive”/effeminate/homo/socialist types.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 4:50:11 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

“Co-Founder Gaspar Perricone, who told Politico that, “Background checks fall within the ethics of responsible gun ownership,” is a former staffer for Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat”

He’s also donated money to the Obama campaign.


24 posted on 04/05/2013 5:10:25 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: familyop

Yep, I guess it’s not too surprising being it’s a phony group, they have a hard time with the truth.


25 posted on 04/05/2013 5:11:21 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: lowbridge

Thanks, they’re probably joined at the hip.


26 posted on 04/05/2013 5:13:56 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

FUDDS...Working for Rats...


27 posted on 04/05/2013 5:39:55 PM PDT by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jazusamo.
In fact, 31 well-known hunting and conservation groups sent a letter to Capitol Hill Thursday expressing opposition to intrusion by the federal government into private firearm transfers. Politico only cites one small group in its story, Bull Moose Sportsmen, which claims 5,000 members. The story gives no context for the size of this group in relation to other hunting advocacy groups, nor its prominence in the community.

28 posted on 04/05/2013 5:41:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Let’s see a membership list, not the local phonebook.

The Democrats have more fronts that the Communist Party does today. But I’m close to being redundant.


29 posted on 04/05/2013 6:05:13 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo
In fact, Bull Moose Sportsmen is a fringe organization run by Democratic activists that has been rejected from membership into the major gun and hunting groups’ umbrella organization because it refuses to reveal its funding sources.

Elite liberals are such liars... and the MSM never seems to 'catch' the lies.

30 posted on 04/05/2013 6:31:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo
What? Politico supporting Potemkin Village hunting groups in order to astroturf support for gun control legislation?

An impartial political journalism outfit wouldn't do something dishonest like that, right?

-PJ

31 posted on 04/05/2013 6:40:42 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

So many lefties claim to be hunters these days; it’s a wonder that there’s a game animal left alive in the country.


32 posted on 04/05/2013 6:43:25 PM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Political Junkie Too

heh heh heh

I know it’s hard to imagine. :-)


33 posted on 04/05/2013 7:32:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation
That commercial is played CONSTANTLY here on Indiana network stations 24/7.

Same here in Pennsylvania. About the only 'single digit' TV I watch is the local news and that commercial plays over and over. There is some big money behind it.

And the idiot actor in that commercial has the chamber closed on his shot gun, his finger on the trigger, the gun pointed sideways with kids playing in the area.

I'll agree he should not own a fire arm because he is too damn stupid to understand even basic fire arm safety. ;~))

BTW. It is illegal to hunt from a vehicle in Pennsylvania, so why does this guy who appears to have a loaded weapon with his finger on the trigger sitting on the bed of his pick-up?

Typical Hollywood bull crap pretending they understand those 'lesser folk' out in fly over country. All they need is an actor with a flannel shirt talking with a put-on 'country accent' while pretending he is a hunter and they are good to go.

34 posted on 04/05/2013 7:35:46 PM PDT by Ditto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

Every single Dem state senator who spoke B4 the vote of the CT gun law, evoked the *bi-partisan* agreement to universal background checks in the law...including hunting gun groups and individuals who *agreed*....they’re reading from the same well-oiled play book...and getting away with murder in the interim.

I hope legal challenges are imminent.


35 posted on 04/06/2013 5:20:48 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

The ‘hunter’ ad being run by Bloomberg sure makes those of us who live rural laugh out loud.

The yard behind him doesn’t have a collection of old trucks & machinery which have quit running & are parked where they died. No proper burial!!

The truck itself is much too clean & new for the usual ranchers & hunters, etc. There is a ‘truck bedliner’ in it, which is also not a favorite of ranchers, etc.

The clothes the ‘hunter’ is wearing are not used enough already. No tears, or fading, like most of us have.

Not very many ranchers I have known have a man’s manicure. And the beard is just too much. Perfectly shaped & groomed.

The gun almost looks fake, but perhaps not.

Anyway-—they are sure spending $$$$$ here in Nevada trying to convince people who have a gun with them at all times out on their properties that we should all give them up & submit to any kind of ‘backgound check’ Bloomie wants.

We aren’t that stupid.

WE all KNOW that the criminals will never play by the rules.

We know that millions of people who have never done a single thing wrong with their weapons are being punished for actions of the criminals & crazies.


36 posted on 04/06/2013 8:17:37 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo
Gee, Democrats are lying and the MSM is repeating these lies and reporting them as indisputable facts.

What a surprise. That never happened before.

37 posted on 04/06/2013 7:27:02 PM PDT by detective
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

Or do the “Fudds” among us, who don’t care if AR-15s are banned, now have their own `gun advocacy’ group?

(Just kidding. I think.)

Does the “Bull Moose” group’s founders remember that `progressive’ Theodore Roosevelt was a gun owning & gun wielding mighty hunter? Armed with the best weapons of his time, T.R. blasted his way across the African continent, killing game such as would make a PETA person ghostly pale?

Anyway, this group is obviously a false-flag Trojan horse and nothing else. Liberals are so tone deaf about guns & hunting, this latest attempt is like Jean F’in Kerry asking “Where do ah go to git me a hunting license?”.


38 posted on 04/07/2013 7:37:59 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: lentulusgracchus

“...Obama lied. As usual. Repeatedly, again as usual....”

Well, I think many of us have discovered that if his lips are moving, our messianic transparent King Pinocchio is lying. Unless it’s some minor tidbit that will further his grand illusion of a totally communist utopia named the USSA. ...with him playing the role of Hugo, of course.


39 posted on 04/07/2013 9:10:34 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“...The Democrats have more fronts that the Communist Party does today. But I’m close to being redundant....”

You are redundant. They are one in the same. There are NO Democrats as we used to know them 20 years ago. NONE!!! They are now all out of the closet (obamacare votes were the snapshot) and they are ALL hard-core communists; every last stinkin’ one of em. They have convinced the low-info, low-intelligence voter to believe that they will “take care of them and give them things”, but once the guns are gone and their opposition is swept out, they will annihilate those “useful idiots” that make up the “unwashed masses” just like Stalin did. Once again, history will repeat itself.


40 posted on 04/07/2013 9:17:00 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson