I've reported before (here and here)
about an anti-gun group masquerading as an organization of hunters and
shooters supporting the 2nd Amendment. At the time, it seemed
little more than a dirty, deceptive political trick -- that is, create
a fake front group and pretend to have grassroots support, while
possibly collecting donations from our side if people don't read the
site carefully. This fake front group is running their website
But now I've seen reports that there is a real pro-gun group using www.huntershooter.com.
It's not exactly the most professional of websites, but it seems
genuine enough. Is the anti-gun website an attempt to usurp the
good name of the earlier group, creating confusion among pro-gun
types? Maybe. Even the names are suggestive: the "Hunters
Shooting Association" (good) and the "American Hunters and Shooters
Is this tactic fair? Honest? No.
As such it illustrates perfectly one of the most striking characteristics of the firearms debate: only one side is willing to tell the truth.
The anti-gun side is willing to lie, deceive, mislead... whatever they
need to do in order to get their laws passed. And that's exactly
why we shouldn't trust them with any kind of control over policy.
I don't say this lightly. I've seen more dishonest and downright evil tactics from the anti-gun activists than I have in any other policy debate.
It's one thing to have an honorable opponent whom you can respectfully
disagree while remaining cordial; it's quite another to face an
opponent willing to lie, cheat, and stab you in the back to get their
This entry was published Sat Sep 24 10:43:35 CDT 2005 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0.