We're opposed to reinstating the semi-auto assault weapons ban. There's a lot of confusion about this legislation. Most people believe an assault weapon is a full-auto. Those fully automatic guns are already regulated. The best way to deal with this issue is to make sure that criminals don't get guns in the first place.Yet in 2006 he claimed:
Bush was wrong for supporting reinstating the ban in 2000 and 2004. McCain was wrong for voting for it back in 2004 (it was an amendment to S. 1805 for which McCain voted yes.) The NRA still endorsed both of them. We don't agree with the call for renewing the ban. Also, the Heller case should have settled this. What's important is that hunters and sportsmen will have a seat at the table when the Obama administration deals with guns.
and their "Who We Are" page got changed from:
"No one needs an assault weapon," Schoenke said.
"According to a 2003 Field & Stream National Hunting Survey, sportsmen overwhelmingly support reasonable gun safety proposals. Moreover, an overwhelming majority of hunters support proposals like background checks to purchase guns, keeping military style assault weapons off our streets and the elimination of cop killer bullets."This position was defended in their (continued)inaccurate attacks against the NRA w/ the "Zumbo Myth" as late as the middle of last year.
Ray's Presser attacking the NRA (as if they do anything else) for supporting McCain states:
The NRA is holding Obama accountable for votes taken 10 years ago, but giving McCain a pass for his actions within the past 8 years.
A legitimate statement yet the AHSA is giving Obama a pass on votes and actions w/i the last five years, including opposing CCW, banning "assault weapons, voting for 3rd party lawsuits, supporting ammo bans, etc.
So does that mean that the AHSA has "demonstrated once again that it is a partisan political entity, not an organization committed to the best interests of gun owners."?
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