From: "Gun Owners' Action League" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 1, 2005 1:33:40 PM MST
Gun Owners' Action League
The Official Firearms Association of Massachusetts
P.O. Box 567 Northboro, MA 01532
Phone: (508) 393-5333 * Fax: (508) 393-5222 * Email: email@example.com
Gun Owners & Sportsmen Beware
There is a new national organization calling itself the American Hunters
and Shooters Association (AHSA). According to this new group, extrem-
ists groups who defend the second amendment as it was written are
threatening the future of gun ownership and hunting.
The following is a quote from their website: "Moreover, an overwhelming
majority of hunters support proposals like background checks to purch-
ase guns, keeping military style assault weapons off our streets and
the elimination of cop killer bullets." "In recent years, extreme political
positions purporting to support gun rights have jeopardized our sport
and have hurt the image of responsible gun owners. Unless the sporting
community can become unified behind an organization that fights for
safe and responsible hunting and shooting practices and sensible gun
ownership, future generations may be unable to participate in and enjoy
the shooting sports."
As we looked further into this obvious ruse, we found that the President
of the AHSA Foundation was none other than John Rosenthal, Cofound-
er of Stop Handgun Violence (SHV). If you read his biography on the
AHSA website, it fails to mention his association with SHV. It also fails
to mention that SHV has supported every anti-second amendment rights
bill since the organizations creation.
Stop Handgun Violence was a major supporter of Chapter 180 of the
Acts of 1998. As our members are aware, that legislation has been
responsible for taking the rights away from nearly 1,000,000 lawful gun
owners. The result of which has been a near 50% increase in violent
related gun crimes and a 300% increase in fatal accidents. SHV was
also a major supporter of the Massachusetts Attorney Generals fraud-
ulent regulations on handguns.
The facts are obvious, the anti-civil rights radical agenda and the failed
social experiment of crime control through the persecution of lawful
citizens has forced such groups to hide their true agenda. These
groups are losing public support and are desperate to regain a political
foothold. The AHSA is apparently trying to copy a ploy from John Kerry's
failed Presidential bid and camouflage who they really are.
Please let all of your fellow gun owners and sportsmen know about
this fraudulent organization. http://www.huntersandshooters.com
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But at least I get change back on the dollar- the press release, with new info, comes from GOAL, the MA gun rights association who have jousted with and won against Rosenthal on many occasions. Rosenthal is a Kennedy wannabe, just trying to get his name in the papers.