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    02/27/2009 12:23:32 PM PST · by holymoly · 16 replies · 963+ views ^ | 2009-02-27 | American Hunters and Shooters Association
    Ray Schoenke, president of American Hunters and SHooters Association, hand delivered a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder's office yesterday. Why? The Assault Weapons Ban is bad news. Contact: Colin Rogero February 26, 2009 Cell: 202-262-9995 Email: facebook: ********For Immediate Release*********************** Ray Schoenke tells Attorney General Holder: Don’t renew the assault weapons ban. It didn’t reduce crime. It’s bad policy and even worse politics. Washington, D.C. - Ray Schoenke, the President of the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), delivered a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to reconsider his comments about renewing the federal...
  • Ray Schoenke's American Hunters and Shooters Assoc. receives frigid reception in the Buckeye State

    09/26/2008 5:06:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies · 1,298+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 25 September, 2008 | cbaus
    Ray Schoenke, president of fake gun group American Hunters and Shooters Association (ASHA), received a cold reception from Ohioans during a swing through the state to campaign for former Joyce Foundation board member Barack Obama, and judging by a follow-up press release, he is still feeling the sting. On Wednesday, September 17, Buckeye Firearms Association published a story detailing how ASHA and the AFL-CIO labor union had teamed up to try and convince rural gun owners (you know, the ones who Obama says are bitterly clinging to their guns) to prostitute the Second Amendment for a paycheck. That same day,...
  • Gun Groups, Buoyed by Court Ruling, Are Working for More

    09/04/2008 1:45:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 311+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | Sept. 4, 2008 | John M. Donnelly
    Gun rights groups are planning a busy election season. To maintain momentum gained from the Supreme Court’s ruling in June striking down the District of Columbia’s handgun ban and declaring that the Second Amendment grants individuals a right to own firearms, the gun groups have launched the most ambitious voter registration and education drives they’ve ever attempted. Congressional election endorsements from the National Rifle Association (NRA) are due this month. Also on tap is a media blitz by multiple groups in competitive districts. At the Republican convention, strategic planning is under way. “It’s a chance for us to sit down...
  • See why the American Hunters and Shooters Association, AHSA, a bunch of phonies, got the NRA's goat

    08/23/2008 12:29:06 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 169+ views
    See why the American Hunters and Shooters Association, AHSA, a bunch of phonies, got the NRA's goat by clicking here. It leads into the obligatory global warming claptrap.
  • Outrage Of The Week: The Anti-Hunting NRA?!

    08/22/2008 9:38:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 205+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | August 22, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Outrage Of The Week: The Anti-Hunting NRA?!   Friday, August 22, 2008   The American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) is once again trying to confuse hunters into believing two bold lies:  that the NRA does not support hunting, and that AHSA and the Sierra Club do. In a report released on August 21, AHSA makes the ridiculous argument that NRA is anti-hunting because NRA does not support the same candidates that Sierra Club and other environmental groups support.  The problem is, these groups rate candidates on their radical environmental record, not...
  • Tom Eblen: NRA's slippery slope full of holes

    05/28/2008 4:15:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 158+ views
    HERALD-LEADER (Kentucky) ^ | May. 25, 2008 | Tom Eblen
    As expected, I heard an earful about my column last week on a new gun group that opposes the National Rifle Association's hard-line views and allegiance to the Republican Party. NRA loyalists from around the country sent me e-mails echoing the organization's claim that a small rival, the American Hunters & Shooters Association, is just a "front" for gun-control activists. They said that anything that weakens absolute Second Amendment freedom is a slippery slope that will lead to the nation being disarmed. I believe just the opposite is true -- and I think many gun owners realize it. There's a...
  • Announcing the Montana Sportsmen for Obama Committee

    05/19/2008 1:28:11 PM PDT · by pabianice · 42 replies · 681+ views
    Today, as president of the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), I announced our endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. Because the gun issue has recently become a factor in the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania, I want to share the remarks I made today: As a gun rights organization we have not come to this decision lightly. We were formed two years ago because our research shows that millions of gun owners wanted a change. They not only wanted an organization that would protect their gun rights but an organization that...
  • "Pro-Gun" Group Endorses Most Anti-Gun Candidate

    04/19/2008 8:08:01 AM PDT · by epow · 23 replies · 121+ views
    NRAILA ^ | 4/18/08 | staff
    Friday, April 18, 2008 As this unusual campaign season has unfolded, we’ve seen the candidates ratcheting up their politically expedient rhetoric in an attempt to distinguish themselves as the “candidate of choice” for every constituency, while testing the far reaches of credibility in the process. We’ve heard blatantly anti-gun politicians claim to be supportive of the Second Amendment. We’ve seen hypocrisy, and we’ve heard double-speak and insults to our intelligence. When it comes to campaign rhetoric on the Second Amendment, we’ve seen a change in the way many anti-gun politicians campaign. Rather than talk openly about their desire to ban...
  • Obama Supports Total Handgun Ban

    04/17/2008 3:34:29 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 24 replies · 246+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 4/17/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA, a front for anti-Second Amendment entities) is running an ad in Pennsylvania that says Obama supports the rights of hunters and shooters. “The Democrats and Gun Control” from the Wall Street Journal [] exposes Obama for the liar he is. As a state senate candidate in 1996, Mr. Obama endorsed a complete ban on all handguns in a questionnaire. The Obama campaign has claimed he “never saw or approved the questionnaire,” and that an aide filled it out incorrectly. But a few weeks ago, found an amended version of the questionnaire []. It...
  • American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) Endorse Obama [ANTI-GUN FRONT GROUP]

    04/17/2008 1:48:40 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 25 replies · 719+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) announced the endorsement of Senator Barack Obama on a national conference call this morning organized by the Obama for President campaign. AHSA President Ray Schoenke made the following statement in his endorsement of Senator Obama: ...As a gun rights organization we have not come to this decision lightly. We were formed two years ago because our research shows that millions of gun owners wanted a change. They not only wanted an organization that would protect their gun rights but an organization that was also committed to the protection...
  • Obama Endorsed by Gun Group on Anniversary of V-Tech Killings

    04/16/2008 5:46:18 PM PDT · by holymoly · 47 replies · 310+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 16, 2008 | ABC News
    ABC News' Sunlen Miller and David Wright Report: Timing is everything in politics and, for Barack Obama's campaign, today's endorsement by the American Hunters and Shooters Association showed both good and bad timing. The good news, for Obama: the support of this gunowners' rights group may help him overcome the controversy over his suggestion that small voters "cling to guns and religion" because they're "bitter." The bad news? Today was the anniversary of the deadly Virginia Tech massacre. “Sen. Obama will be a strong voice an unabashed voice for America's hunters and shooters and it is with great pleasure that...
  • Had enough gun violence? A gun advocate speaks out [Barf Alert]

    02/26/2008 8:22:55 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 69 replies · 213+ views
    North ^ | 2/25/08 | JOHN E. ROSENTHAL
    By putting guns into the hands of terrorists, criminals and the mentally ill, the NRA helped create a society where defense by guns becomes mandatory. LET'S GET THIS out of the way. I am a gun owner and a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. What I do not support is extending the rights embedded in the Second Amendment to terrorists, criminals and children. In the wake of a horrific campus shooting at Northern Illinois University, where 21 students were shot, we're reminded again that national gun laws must be strengthened. Sadly, gun laws have only been weakened since the...
  • Number of hunters falls, worrying some

    09/02/2007 6:30:52 PM PDT · by fso301 · 93 replies · 1,570+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Sept 2, 2007 | David Crary
    Number of hunters falls, worrying some By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer Sun Sep 2, 4:53 PM ET Hunters remain a powerful force in American society, as evidenced by the presidential candidates who routinely pay them homage, but their ranks are shrinking dramatically and wildlife agencies worry increasingly about the loss of sorely needed license-fee revenue. New figures from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service show that the number of hunters 16 and older declined by 10 percent between 1996 and 2006 — from 14 million to about 12.5 million. The drop was most acute in New England, the Rocky...
  • NRA Competitor Gaining Ground [Caution: AHSA=gun-control]

    06/18/2007 9:32:23 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 36 replies · 1,281+ views
    New West Travel & Outdoors ^ | 6/17/07 | Bill Schneider
    Last year at the annual conference of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), I caused a little ripple in the Force when I reported on a news event sponsored by the American Hunters & Shooters Association (AHSA), a new group that bills itself as an alternative gun-rights organization with “a real agenda to preserve our Second Amendment.” By ‘alternative,” the group means--and are not shy about saying it--they plan to compete head-on with the four-million-member National Rifle Association (NRA). You can review the articles, here and here, but in brief, the NRA does not welcome the competition, and some...
  • Another fake "pro-gun" group

    05/10/2007 3:16:11 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 48 replies · 1,267+ views
    5-10-2007 | DesScorp
    After reading about the American Hunters and Shooters Association, a fake "pro-gun" group that's really financed by Democratic gun-control interests, I came across another group that also advertises itself as gun enthusiasts...but they're even more blatant in their aims. The Gun Guys is a website that looks pro-gun at first...lots of pics of firearms, with cowboy-style fonts. But read their content, and it becomes apparent quickly that they're really gun-grabbers. Furthermore, they're sponsored by an organization that's misleadingly named The Freedom Alliance. This site sponsors several anti-gun sites, the most ridiculous being 50 Caliber Terror, a site that seeks to...
  • American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) tries to bully the NRA

    05/10/2007 9:54:34 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 44 replies · 1,274+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association (Ohio) ^ | 5/9/07 | Larry S. Moore
    American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) is clearly a master at the imitation game. As reported by Dave Workman in Gun Week on May 1, the organization rode into St. Louis on the coattails of the NRA Convention using the same type of deception the organization is known for in attempting to lure NRA members to their organization. The information all came to light when AHSA held a press conference at a hotel close to the NRA Convention site. AHSA President Ray Schoenke ejected the NRA-TV news crew from the event. According to Gun Week, “Schoenke twice put his hands...

    04/23/2007 4:01:29 PM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies · 1,219+ views
    NSSF Bullet Points | 4/23/07
    . . . It seems the self-professed "alternative" firearms rights organization, the anti-gun American Hunters and Shooters Association, was concerned about firearms owners and enthusiasts hearing and witnessing their true anti-gun agenda. AHSA crashed the NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Mo., and held a press conference in support of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" coalition. NRA News reporter Ginny Simone, a credentialed member of the media, was refused admittance to the press conference despite her press credentials. Watch a video clip that shows Simone being denied access by AHSA president Ray Schoenke...
  • McCaskill’s So-Called “Hunter” Group Bankrolled Campaigns of Anti-Hunting Politicians AHSA HIDES...

    11/03/2006 7:34:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 965+ views
    NRA - PVF ^ | November 02, 2006 | NA
    AHSA HIDES FUNDING SOURCE Fairfax, VA-There is a last minute effort in Missouri by a new pro-gun control group camouflaging itself as a pro-hunter organization to try to deceive Missouri voters. The group, running a last minute advertising campaign, is hiding its source of funding, but leaders of the group have contributed to anti-hunting politicians’ campaigns in Congress. The leadership of the fly-by-night group, known as the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), contributed money to candidates backed by Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). HSUS must not be confused with local humane, animal welfare groups. HSUS is an...
  • NRA TRIUMPHS! False AHSA Ad Campaign Taken Down

    11/03/2006 7:18:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,088+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | November 03, 2006 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683 NRA TRIUMPHS! False AHSA Ad Campaign Taken Down Friday, November 03, 2006 Fairfax, VA – The National Rifle Association (NRA) succeeded in ending a misleading and false advertising campaign in Missouri produced and/or paid for by the American Hunters and Shooters Association (“AHSA”) – an anti-gun group deceptively masking itself as a pro-hunting organization.  The radio advertisements contained egregiously false and misleading statements regarding the NRA.NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox stated, “These radio stations and their management made the correct and lawful decision to cease and desist the erroneous advertisements created...
  • The Revolt Against the NRA: Gun Crazy

    09/06/2006 4:13:09 PM PDT · by NelsTandberg · 82 replies · 1,806+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 30 August, 2006 | Michael Blanding
    The revolt against the NRA. Gun Crazy by Michael Blanding Post date 08.30.06 | Issue date 09.04.06 Lake Charles, Louisiana Guns fill the carpeted hallway of the event center at the L'Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino here, at the Outdoor Writers Association of America's (OWAA) seventy-ninth annual conference. On a folding table sit a half-dozen Browning rifles, engraved and gleaming on a white tablecloth. Next to it, a table sponsored by Smith & Wesson holds enough handguns to drop a mammoth, including James Bond's Walther PPK, Dirty Harry's .44 Magnum, and the even larger .500 Magnum, which weighs four...