MISSOULA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) announced its endorsement today of Republican Greg Gianforte in his bid for Montana's lone seat in the U.S. House. MSSA is the primary political advocate for gun owners in Montana.
MSSA President Gary Marbut commented, “Greg is clearly a gun guy and will be an important champion for our rights and issues before Congress. His chief opponent, Quist, is as they say in cattle country ‘all hat and no cows.' Quist is a puppet to his anti-gun party and wants to register everyone's guns. MSSA acknowledges the good philosophy of Libertarian candidate Wicks, but is frustrated that Libertarian candidates never win and only operate as spoilers, unfortunately sometimes sucking off just enough votes to insure the anti-gun candidate wins. MSSA enthusiastically recommends Gianforte to Montana gun owners.”
MSSA has published a critique of Quist's would-be gun ad at:
Marbut noted that although Quist seeks to come across as a good old country boy, the media reports that he has not purchased a Montana hunting license in the last 15 years. Further, a search of records maintained by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks indicates that Quist has never graduated from a Hunter Education class in Montana, a typical youth rite of passage for Montana gun owners.
“Quist's amateur attempt to come across as a typical Montana gun owner is a joke,” Marbut said. “In his wannabe gun ad he violates every basic principle of safe gun handling, safety rules real Montana gun owners learn when they're 12 years old or younger. It's easy for any experienced gun owner to see through this flubbed sales attempt.”
A special election for Montana's only seat in the U.S. House will occur on May 25th. County election offices have already mailed absentee ballots. The winner of this Special Election will fill the seat vacated by Ryan Zinke who has become the Secretary of Interior in the Trump administration.
About Montana Shooting Sports Association:
The Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) is the primary political advocate for Montana gun owners.
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