Gun touting citizenry endorses Obama

Today, in a latest "fallout" from "bitter"-gate the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), composed mainly of gun touting citizens endorsed 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 of their communities as well as the protection of our lands.

   We reached out to the Obama campaign several weeks ago to offer our support and approval as was reported by Paul Bedard of US News and World Report.

   We believe recent attacks on Senator Obama's stand on the 2nd Amendment and his commitment to our hunting and shooting heritage are unfair and American Hunters and Shooters Association is stepping up to set the record straight.

This makes this pro-gun liberal very happy.

Rest of the statement.

   Senator Obama has clearly demonstrated his commitment to the 2nd Amendment by his vote in support of the Vitter amendment to HR 5441, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill of 2007.  This amendment prevents the Government from confiscating guns in a time of crisis or emergency.

   Imagine how the citizens felt during Hurricane Katrina when government agents kicked in doors to confiscate law abiding citizens' guns at a time when they needed them the most.  We know Senator Obama "gets it." To say that he is an elitist is patently ridiculous.

   To hunters and shooters everywhere, Senator Obama's vote demonstrated a fundamental understanding of the meaning of the 2nd Amendment which means he recognizes the individual right of all citizens to keep and bear arms.  Senator Clinton, on the hand, failed to grasp the importance of this critical issue to hunters and shooters and voted against this Amendment.  She turned her back on America's gun owners.

   In addition, Senator Obama's commitment to conservation and protection of our natural resources and access to public lands demonstrates to us his commitment to America's hunting and shooting heritage.

   Senator Obama will be a strong and authentic voice for America's hunters and shooters and it is with great pleasure that we endorse his candidacy.


Tags: Bitter, guns, obama, Voters (all tags)



tipses, precious bitter tipses.

by kindthoughts 2008-04-16 03:57PM | 0 recs
As a bitter rural american

I know that this group can do a lot of good in local races.  Also look at some of the analysis of the Jr Senator from Missouri's election and the role the AHSA played.  They are a decent group.

Tipped and Recced.

by Student Guy 2008-04-16 04:04PM | 0 recs
You are right about one thing

they are definitely a decent group of gun owners and a decent group of dems (most likely).

by linc 2008-04-16 04:07PM | 0 recs
You make it sound like the NRA endorsed Obama

They couldn't have found a more liberal group, could they.  It looks like half the board worked on Jimmy Carter's campaign.  They are gun owners and they did endorse Obama- but they are really a rather political group of liberal buddies and might make thosse 'bitter' gun owners laugh a bit.

by linc 2008-04-16 04:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Gun touting citizenry endorses Obama

This is funny.

by LindaSFNM 2008-04-16 04:11PM | 0 recs
maybe you meant gun toting

no self respecting nra member would say they touted anything, it sounds dirty, sort of

by blackflag 2008-04-16 05:53PM | 0 recs


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