Is the "American Hunters and Shooters Association" out of business?

It certainly looks as if the American Hunters and Shooters Association is out of business (see what has happened to their website here). The group endorsed Obama in 2008. Obama pretended to support the Second Amendment that year and AHSA help provide him with cover.

US News & World Report: "Obama, who has been endorsed by the moderate American Hunters and Shooters Association"

USA Today: "It's a really McCarthyism at its worst," said Bob Ricker, executive director of the American Hunters and Shooters Association, which has endorsed Obama. "That's really why our organization was formed, was to deal with this craziness. If you're a gun owner, but you have a contrary view to some of these wackos, they will go out and try to destroy you."

CBS: The American Hunters and Shooters Association also endorsed Obama, saying they "wanted to set the record straight." Obama told a group of fundraisers that some small town Americans "cling to guns…as a way to explain their frustrations" a week and a half ago. The association believes, however, that Hillary Clinton has "turned her back on American's gun owners."

AHSA notes: "And, the truth is that NRA has been selling out hunters on conservation interests for years. The organization that I head, the American Hunters and Shooters Association put out a comprehensive report showing that the NRA has support Members of Congress with the worst conservation records (Read the report at: www.realhuntersrealconservation.org). Our report showed that the NRA has stood with George Bush, John McCain, and the corporate lobbyists instead of standing up for hunters and shooters' interest in protecting our forests and public lands."

Similarly Americans for Gun Safety (AGS) and the AGS Foundation (AGSF) have been folded into the Third Way (see this link here). The Buckeye Firearms Association has this detailed post here.

For a detailed discussion on AHSA see this also.



Blogger Chris Morton said...

AHSA has jointed the obscure National Firearms Association (NFA) of the 1980s in the dustbin of history. But then neither of them was ever anything but the Kapos and Judenrat of the "pro-gun" movement, nothing more than the firearms equivalent of "Jews for the Nuremberg Laws".

11/06/2010 9:01 PM  

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