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American Hunters and Shooters Association

Well! Who would ever have thought? The American Hunters and Shooters Association has endorsed Barack Obama.

Who they? you may ask. Ignoring your appalling grammar for the moment, the AHSA is a flakey-fakey “gun-rights” organization set up solely to endorse far left entities like Barack Obama so all you beery gun-humping rednecks will think he’s a bit of okay.

It was founded in 2005 by Ray Schoenke, a Kos diarist who, in fairness, really does shoot ducks, apparently. At least, most of his conversations seem to take place in a duck blind. Schoenke has pissed away thousands on Handgun Control, Inc., Americans Coming Together and a dozen of the sleazeballingest Democrats ever to run for public office. So when Schoenke says “nonpartisan” you can be sure he’s just said a word that has four syllables.

The AHSA domain was originally registered to DCS, a Democrat new media operation, but they must have realized that didn’t look good.

Also not looking so good? Having John Rosenthal, once Chairman of the Massachusetts gun-grabbers Stop Handgun Violence, on the board. Under the bus with you, sir! Or, as they put it, “we acknowledge that his active involvement with certain gun control organizations made it very difficult for Mr. Rosenthal to subscribe to and support our policies that at times could be inconsistent with those of a pro-gun hunting and shooting organization.” I haven’t diagrammed a sentence in a real long time, but I’m pretty sure that one is accidentally WAY closer to the truth than they intended.

Their web site reads like somebody sat down of an afternoon and thought, “okay, but what if I really did like guns? What would that sound like?” Or as David Petzel of Field and Stream put it, “Mostly, their position statements are vapid, along the lines of ‘Don’t push old ladies into moving traffic. Don’t set stray dogs on fire.'”

In fact, the web site appears to be all there is to the AHSA. That, and press releases. And it’s working…kind of. US Snooze briefly reported the endorsement with a straight face. The Washington Post did a bit on them, too. I loved this part:

As proof of his gun-toting credentials, Schoenke says he likes nothing better than heading to Maryland’s Eastern Shore and shooting a duck, then cleaning it, cooking it and eating it. “I own guns,” he boasts. “I have guns everywhere.”

I have guns sticking out all over my body. When I open my mouth, guns fall out. On hot Summer days, guns ooze out of my pores. I shit guns, I swear to god. It’s hard to say which part of murdering a small fluffy animal I like best: the warm, slippery lifeblood pouring over my fingers, or the part where my teeth meet in its throat and the terrified thrashing and kicking get slower…slower…slower.

I love when lefties play pretend ‘winger: they’re so delightfully tone deaf.

Schoenke hopes this macho, carnivorous image will make pro-gun voters more open to accepting “common sense” limits on gun buying. Such changes can’t be so bad, he wants gunners to say, if fellow enthusiasts also support them.

Ch’mere! Ch’mere, rednecks! Gun! Pretty gun! No, no…lookit the gun! No, don’t look at the legislation, lookit the gun!

I’ve heard of these guys before, through the NRA (Schoenke has a massive hate-on for the NRA). Then Jonn of This Ain’t Hell posted about the Obama endorsement a couple of days ago. I went from there to Confederate Yankee to Say Uncle. Lots of stuff out there about them; there’s nothing new here. But it’s important to pile on. The AHSA exists solely to give pro-gun cred to anti-gunners.

That dog won’t hunt.

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 21, 2008, 7:33 am

This – if nothing else – illustrates the Left’s utter disdain for gun owners and sportsmen, truth and honesty, and their complete lack of character and integrity. Breeding shows…

That they would create this empty “tool” of an organization – and then expect folks to fall for it – is contemptible beyond my ability to express.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 21, 2008, 7:55 am

HEY, UNCLE B! Electrician just called; he wants to install that ground now, so I’m headed home. Don’t bother trying to reach me at the office for a couple of hours.

Yes. I do feel stupid leaving messages via my blog.

Shut up.

 


Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: April 21, 2008, 9:51 am

… Maryland’s Eastern Shore and shooting a duck, then cleaning it, cooking it and eating it.

Uh, I think he’s a bit confused: sounds more like he’s been shooting fish in a barrel.

Yes. I do feel stupid leaving messages via my blog.

Well, at least you have a loyal readership to leave messages to…Oh, wait…

 


Comment from doubleplusundead
Time: April 21, 2008, 10:01 am

Yeah, I linked the This Ain’t Hell piece too on Saturday, I’ll be adding this post to today’s links as a followup today.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 21, 2008, 12:23 pm

A house just isn’t a home without a good ground!

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 21, 2008, 12:43 pm

Meh. My next door neighbor caught me to tell me they got burglarized.

Shit.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: April 21, 2008, 1:04 pm

This illustrates the left’s preference for wearing dresses.

Speaking of hunting…a few weeks back, we were driving through the subdivision up from ours, and saw a gorgeous falcon – not sure what kind, probably a merlin – standing on the dove he caught in someone’s driveway. I’ve not seen one that close before standing all majestic. Very cool.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: April 21, 2008, 1:06 pm

Sorry to hear that weasel. When did it happen, during the day, while at work, or while they slept?

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 21, 2008, 1:10 pm

Seems like they watched the place pretty carefully. He had to work an unusual second shift, his wife was away and the burglars arrived in the window, some time before nine at night. They just took jewelry and cash. I’m thinking…one of their kids, but a house behind was hit at the same time.

I hope they had a peek in my windows and thought, “damn, this place is EMPTY.”

 


Comment from Winghunter
Time: April 21, 2008, 1:27 pm

Gun Ban = Obama & American Hunters & Shooters Assoc.
http://conservativesuperiority.com/2008/04/18/gun-ban-obama-american-hunters-shooters-assoc/

PILE ON!

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 21, 2008, 1:54 pm

Pile! Pile like the wind!

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 21, 2008, 1:55 pm

pnb: You like to see a predator standing over a helpless dove? Aviophobe! Paxophobe! Noahsarkophobe!

Leftist trying to pull the wool/hood (I forget which it is) over our eyes? The deuces, you say!

I don’t trust a word that comes from a Leftist’s mouth. Even “the” or “and”. (And I don’t trust many Rightists either.)

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: April 21, 2008, 2:25 pm

pnb: You like to see a predator standing over a helpless dove? Aviophobe! Paxophobe! Noahsarkophobe!

Oh, but he was beautimous. And it was a clean kill that he finally flew off with.
There are plenty of hawks around here, but I have never seen a falcon before.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 21, 2008, 2:35 pm

Yeah – predation can be beautiful too! That po’ li’l dove is going straight down someone’s gullet to sustain life. Nothin’ wrong with that. there are plenty more doves where that one came from.

Heh – I was hopin’ they’d release some wolves back into blue states. What’s a few lost Liberal toddlers more or less? Small price to pay for wolf beauty.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 21, 2008, 2:44 pm

Oh, dear. Google tells me I’m the #1 hit for “John McMcain canidate platform” — like that, with “McCain” and “candidate” misspelled.

Now’s my chance to mess with the illiterate Republican vote.

As opposed to the insane libertarian-leaning conservative vote I usually get to mess with.

 


Comment from Lemur King
Time: April 21, 2008, 2:47 pm

Sorry to hear that about your neighbors.

Burglaries would go down if every burglar thought there was a good chance of having a chunk of lead plow through his brainpan. But, as you said, these guys planned well.

Nice that this hunter feels good about shooting a defenseless duck (I’m not a duck-squeezer, I shoot ’em and I eat ’em) but is also fine with leaving his fellow citizens in the lurch self-protection-wise by trying to ban handguns. Rifles and standard-length shotguns are not the easiest things to roam around the house with in self-defense, especially if the bad guy doesn’t give a rat’s ass about handgun laws for himself.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 21, 2008, 3:32 pm

Damn – you always get the best strange Google hits, Weaz.

I hope you’re cuddling up with you 357 every night, Weaz, and I hope you’ve got copkiller Teflon coated dum-dum mercury-tipped explosive rounds in it too. Nothing exceeds like excess!

As the Beatles(?) once told us all, Happiness is a Warm Gun.

Just think – with the brand new finish on your hardwood floors, the burglar blood won’t hardly soak in or stain anything! And the bwains will just wipe off – especially with Bounty paper towels – the swiffer-picker-upper! Keep plenty handy.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 21, 2008, 3:36 pm

You know, after I moved everything downstairs, I didn’t even bother to reload my Burglar Cannon. I’ll fix that tonight. I take some comfort that they made an effort to break in when the neighbors weren’t home. I take some comfort from the idea it would probably be hard to break into this house quietly, mostly because I’ve neglected my storm windows so egregiously they’d probably fall apart to the touch.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 21, 2008, 3:53 pm

You planned that storm window neglect with this very thing in mind! How cunning of you, Weaz!

Load up some Butt Blasters, Stoaty! The sound alone should clear out their bowels for days.

A good, beefy .357 magnum produces a muzzle blast sphincter factor of about 9.5, depending on barrel length. That’s enough to crumple seat-cushion leather.

 


Comment from bmac
Time: April 21, 2008, 4:01 pm

I think a shotgun is pretty good for home defense, for two reasons:
1. You don’t gotta aim real good, especially in the dark.
2. You don’t have to worry about a stray bullet going through your wall into your neighbors house. (My neighbor is like ten feet away)

One more bonus: Racking it is a pretty universally known sound that signals to burglars it’s time to go.

On the down side, you’ll have a hell of a mess to clean up.

 


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: April 21, 2008, 4:35 pm

The left has tons of these fake organizations with impressive sounding names and logos, why doesn’t the right do it? The Homeless Advocates of America endorses John McCain! The Organization of Emergency Physicians endorses the Republican Party’s health care plan!

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 21, 2008, 4:43 pm

Chris, is now the time to make the old joke, “There are some things even a (R) politician won’t do.”

Bmac – you have about all the points, IMHO. One other one is that it is an historical fact that every single person who has ever argued with a shotgun has lost, and is now dead.

 


Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: April 21, 2008, 4:55 pm

I didn’t even bother to reload my Burglar Cannon. I’ll fix that tonight.

Need to get yer some Buffalo Bore rounds fer yer hand cannon.

Make quite a bit more noise than most regular rounds.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 21, 2008, 4:59 pm

“every single person who has ever argued with a shotgun has lost, and is now dead”

Strange coincidence, that.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 21, 2008, 5:39 pm

My worry is not stopping power or deterrence or anything to do with the firearm. My big worry is — not to put too fine a point on it — me. Groggy, not sure of what’s going on, in the dark. And, you know, years of safety training on a prissy urban indoor range haven’t helped. I swear, self-defense-wise, I was better off before I ever saw a round spang off a metal target holder. Ricochet scares me.

If I had all the time in the world to assess the situation…no doubt in my mind the world is better of with one more Weasel and one less burglar. But you don’t get all the time in the world and I make bad decisions on the fly.

 


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Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 21, 2008, 6:50 pm

I have just made a Spam and onion pizza. If you do not know why this is Teh Awesome, then you are dead to me. No, srsly. I don’t even want you reading this moronblog, not counting all you…

HOLY SHIT! A MALKINLANCHE!

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 21, 2008, 7:00 pm

Woohoo! You made the Big League(s)!

By the way, Noreen of Emerald Bile has a new post up.

 


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: April 21, 2008, 7:17 pm

See-dub brings the love.

Sah-weet.

(this was funny as hell toots. good on ya)

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 21, 2008, 7:20 pm

Yes. See-dub brings the love. Weasels know this, and are grateful.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: April 21, 2008, 7:48 pm

Ooooo….the snarktastic weasel. The best kind.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 21, 2008, 8:26 pm

Weaz! You’re all over the blogosphere! Yes!

The Malkin has a soft spot for pro-firearms snark, and you struck gold!

 


Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: April 21, 2008, 8:34 pm

My worry is not stopping power or deterrence or anything to do with the firearm. My big worry is — not to put too fine a point on it — me. Groggy, not sure of what’s going on, in the dark.

Although my “Buffalo Bore” suggestion was partly in jest, there is a serious side to it as well. As you note, it’s likely to be a situation where we are not at our best…so if I’m gonna miss, I wanna miss LOUDLY. And the Buffalo Bore rounds are as loud as it gets.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 21, 2008, 8:40 pm

Heinlein said something along the same lines, EW: “Get a shot off fast! That usually startles your opponent enough so you can take your time and make the next one count.”

That’s why I like .44 magnum. It throws out a nice chunk of lead – and it’s louder’n hell – especially indoors!

 


Comment from Azygos
Time: April 21, 2008, 9:25 pm

“Although my “Buffalo Bore” suggestion was partly in jest, there is a serious side to it as well. As you note, it’s likely to be a situation where we are not at our best…so if I’m gonna miss, I wanna miss LOUDLY. And the Buffalo Bore rounds are as loud as it gets.”

I’ve joked with my friend that if I had to shoot at someone inside the house with my .44 magnum even if I missed them there is a good chance of setting them on fire from the blast 🙂

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 21, 2008, 9:44 pm

That’s right, Aazygos! I used to reload a lot, and found that about 22-23 grains of Winchester 296 powder gave me about a 6-8 foot flame out the barrel. It was friggin’ mighty!

So if I miss I still blind ’em and burn ’em to make it easy for the police to find them.

 


Comment from words twice
Time: April 21, 2008, 9:52 pm

“I love when lefties play pretend ‘winger: they’re so delightfully tone deaf.”

In contrast, it’s ridiculously easy to pass as a leftie. All you have to do is imagine the most ridiculous, nonsensical, condescending, authoritarian Marxist crap that you can; then quadruple it.

 


Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: April 21, 2008, 9:54 pm

I got my wife a S&W 442 Airweight .38SP+ for concealed carry because we had a stalker issue: but she won’t use it because it puts out a pretty impressive fireball for a 2″ barrel.

I figure blind, on fire, and deaf: sounds like a good description to give the deputy to me.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 21, 2008, 10:19 pm

The disadvantage with having a fireball weapon is you can dazzle yourself if firing at night. (My W296 recipe was blinding!) So if you can’t see your target clearly go ahead and shoot, but close your eyes just before firing so you keep your night vision. The opponent gets dazzled – which takes all the fight out of them – and you keep your night vision in case another shot is necessary.

 


Comment from LemurKing
Time: April 22, 2008, 12:47 am

bmac: “On the down side, you’ll have a hell of a mess to clean up.”

Uh, yes. Probably the creepiest skin-crawling example I saw was 12 gauge magnum loads in a short-barrel (18.5 inches) Mossberg vs. a gallon milk jug of water at short range. It would leave a HUGE mess. And ruin all that nice painting you’ve been doing, Weas. Or accentuate it. Your call.

I’m racking my brain trying to recall the make/model of an 8-shot .357 revolver I read about not too long ago… yes, 8-shot. Oh yes, Model 327 S&W… I’ll post it.

 


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Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 22, 2008, 1:47 am

LK – the 8-shot 357 came up over at Enas’ place a couple months ago, I think, or right here at Weasels about the same time.

There is info at the S&W site somewhere…

 


Comment from cmblake6
Time: April 22, 2008, 2:03 am

Do frakking what? This is PURE insanity, and I’m ready to hit the reset button. I would use extreme profanity in that direction, but to what purpose? 180 gr of .308 goodness @ 2900 fps would be significantly more apropos.

 


Comment from LemurKing
Time: April 22, 2008, 2:21 am

My apologies all, as I wasn’t here a few months ago. Whups. Well, you can’t have too much of a good thing. Or can you?

“PURE insanity” … ? … I know it’s 2:30am but still… Huh?

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 22, 2008, 8:10 am

Heh. Maybe cmblake6 is referring to my “close your eyes before firing” comment! It does seem insane. But it works.

Or is he referring to the Liberal faux-gun/sportmans club?

Whats insane, cmblake6? We have so many possibilities…

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 22, 2008, 9:34 am

Oh, I’ll tell you what’s insane! Did you know the US is in a trade dispute with China over…wait for it…wait for it…REFRIGERATOR MAGNETS!?

That’s right. We’re accusing China of undercutting the American refrigerator magnet market by selling below fair market value.

Shitting you? Nay! I just heard it on the radio!

 


Comment from gnus
Time: April 22, 2008, 10:33 am

I do like me some cheap magnets on the refrigerator. Now watch the guvment screw it up for me.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 22, 2008, 10:48 am

Accusing China of poisoning us with lead would be so culturally insensitive. Maybe lead poisoning and arresting monks is the Chinese way of saying “I luv yu”. Might as well go for magnets.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 22, 2008, 10:50 am

So we have a Strategic Magnet Gap! Oy.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 22, 2008, 10:55 am

For Americans and British: a cartoon by Michael Ramirez; go here and click on the one with Churchill.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 22, 2008, 11:00 am

I’ve been meaning to write Michael Ramirez a fan letter. A conservative editorial cartoonist is rare enough, but he’s also a good draughtsman…which is rare among cartoonists, these days.

More on the US and our incipient magnet crisis.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 22, 2008, 11:03 am

I might reveal myself as prejudiced but I was pleasantly surprised that a Hispanic would be a stalwart champion of conservatism in the cartoon world. Most non-whites are under great pressure to kow-tow to the Left.

On that note, I follow very few cartoons or cartoonists because of how they constantly inject politics into it and not in a way that I find amusing.

Ramirez is one reason I’m doing a trial for Investor’s Business Daily. I might even subscribe, high though the price may be.

 


Comment from LemurKing
Time: April 22, 2008, 12:13 pm

Trade wars over magnets. A sticky business, that. China makes a really attractive target right about now, as well. They are fielding complaints all over the place right before the Olympics and I’m having a great laugh. Yes, it is insanity.

Just put too much sugar and honey on my Lucky Charms for breakfast. It’ll wear off.

Ramirez’s Cheryl Crow ‘toon is dated but good. Another one he did is fantastic and I’m posting it. It strikes a very personal chord.

 


Comment from See-Dubya
Time: April 22, 2008, 12:31 pm

I met Ramirez. Not only is he conservative, funny, and can draw, he’s a really nice guy.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 22, 2008, 12:32 pm

Cool, See-Dubya. It’s always nice to know. It’s terrible when you meet somebody you admire and he or she is a ripe asshole.

Oh — and thanks for the link love 😉

 


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Comment from Wayward Son
Time: September 16, 2008, 1:23 pm

This Ray Schoenke has been on radio ads for Obama here in Virginia on WRVA; touting his pro gun organization and his being a former Washington Redskin.

I know he sounded fishy, a gun rights guy voting for Obama is like a Chicken voting for Col. Sanders.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2008, 1:36 pm

Hiya, Wayward Son. Shameless, isn’t it?

I saw a Google hit on this article. I wondered who it was. It’s funny…I see people ask Google questions, and I just itch to answer them directly. But, of course, by the time I see the hit, they’re long gone.

So, for the record, YES: eagles eat weasels (if they can catch them). NO: weasels are not endangered. We’re quite widespread and healthy, in fact. WHAT DO WEASELS LOOK LIKE? Gorgeous.

Honestly — as long as it isn’t controversial, try Wikipedia.

 

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