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American Hunters and Shooters Association Update

Over at NSH, I posted this bit about Mayors Against Guns and the Joyce Foundation. In the comment section, a guy claiming to be Bob Ricker (Executive Director of the American Hunters and Shooters Association) says:

I’m the Executive Director of the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA)and AHSA has neither fequested nor received funding from the Joyce Foundation. You need to check your facts and not just regurgitate NRA lies!

And there’s a reason why I used the word supposedly. I’ve heard that claim bandied about but never a cite nor a source. Thanks, Bob, for clearing that up. But I notice he didn’t deny being part of an anti-gun group.

4 Responses to “American Hunters and Shooters Association Update”

  1. Bitter Says:

    They don’t have to ask for money, the board members are rich enough to fund it.

  2. Rivrdog Says:

    Per David Hardy, whose word I never question, the Joyce Foundation’s usual modus operandi is to funnel money through front outfits who then get it to the target group.

    The way to get to this “executive” is to ask, up front, if he ever received any money that came from an organization which got it from the Joyce Foundation.

    If his answer is a flat “no”, leave him alone. More likely, his answer will be “How would I know that?” or some other obfuscation.

    The next step would be to ask him for a list of all his donations, and research them, one by one, to see if they are Joyce Foundation paper funnels.

  3. beerslurpy Says:

    All he is saying is that they dont get a check that says Joyce Foundation on it, which could easily be true. But what if half the board members of the Joyce Foundation cut personal checks? What if an organization Joyce funded sent money to AHSA? What if the DLC sent money to AHSA rather than merely supplying them with logistical support and running their website?

    You can change the names of the legal constructs that are sending the money, but it all boils down to the same group of wealthy, anti-gun socialists. They pay the bills and they call the shots.

  4. beerslurpy Says:

    I beleive they have updated their information to hide this, but in the early days of the AHSA, their main offices and mailing address were the same as the DLC and the website domain was registered to “DCS Congressional.” DLC is basically a Hillary-run Dem party advocacy group and DCS is basically their internet advocacy task force. They represent the more left-wing northeastern core of the democrat party.

    AHSA is basically the remainder of a pre-2004 attempt to drive a wedge between hunters and other gun owners. Remember Kerry with his shotgun and orange shirt? But it didnt work.

    The next big stab at our rights will happen if the Dems retake congress this year. Keep your ears open.