California-Funded Fake Hunting Group Lies About Bullock’s Anti-2A Record

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Fake hunting Group Montana Hunters & Anglers Leadership Fund is spreading lies about Steve Bullock's anti-gun record. IMG NRA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Montana gun owners have been subjected to an abundance of lies this election season. Leading the misinformation campaign is fake hunting group Montana Hunters & Anglers Leadership Fund. Bankrolled by a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area political megadonor, the astroturf organization is working to hide U.S. Senate candidate Steve Bullock’s anti-gun record.

The Montana Hunters & Anglers Leadership Fund has put out an ad claiming Bullock is “strong on guns.” This is false.

In 2018, Bullock expressed his support for a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Discussing his support for a ban, Bullock explained, “When I view an assault weapons ban, it's sort of military, semiautomatic, typically removable clips, a magazine of 10 or more — it's like the AR-15s.”

Such a ban is unconstitutional. In the landmark Second Amendment decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that the Second Amendment protects ownership of firearms “in common use at the time” for “lawful purposes like self-defense.”

The firearms industry has estimated that Americans own more than 17.5 million semi-automatic rifles. The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in the U.S. and therefore indisputably “in common use” and protected by the Second Amendment. Similarly, there are hundreds of millions of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition in the hands of law-abiding citizens. Many of the most popular rifles and handguns are designed to use and come equipped with, these ubiquitous magazines.

In fact, these firearms and magazines are so ubiquitous that they were included in the Montana Hunters & Anglers Leadership Fund’s deceptive ad. In the spot, a purported gun owner can be seen bragging about his gun collection. The actor is seen handling a Glock pistol.

Glocks are designed to use and come standard with, magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The Montana Hunter & Anglers Leadership Fund is using a firearm with a magazine Bullock is seeking to ban to lie about the governor’s anti-Second Amendment record.

The organization’s unfamiliarity with firearms should come as no surprise, as the counterfeit group is concerned with neither hunters nor anglers and is Montanan in name only. The latest data from the Federal Election Commission lists San Francisco Bay Area left-wing activist Karla Jurvetson as the group’s sole donor.

Donor records show that the well-heeled Californian has spent tens of millions on left-wing political causes. In 2019, the political megadonor held an election fundraiser featuring Barack Obama at her Los Altos, Calif. home. Tickets to the event were $10,000. However, to take a picture with the former president cost attendees $35,500. Those willing to splurge could secure VIP status for a princely $355,000.

NRA members and gun rights activists should work to share with their family, friends, neighbors, and other freedom-minded individuals the truth about who is behind the Montana Hunters & Anglers Leadership Fund and their dishonest efforts to undermine the Second Amendment. Gun rights supporters must also work to ensure their fellow Montanans know the truth about Bullock’s unconstitutional plans to ban commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines.


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Circle8
Circle8
3 days ago

The crap that comes from Khalifornia and gov New-Scum plus nancy Pig-Losi is never to be believe because it is all BS.

nrringlee
nrringlee
3 days ago

Be very wary of any “new” group popping up pretending to support you and your cause. Follow the money. Look for the progressive and leftists dog whistles in their blather and look at the resumes of their boards and donors. In an age where Orwell’s Newspeak is the language of our opposition up is down, left is right, slavery is freedom and we is they. Beware.

Gindy
Gindy
3 days ago

Several things are coming into play here. 1. – Complacency – It’s clear that most people have been in a comfort zone for a very long time and haven’t paid attention to much outside of their own circle. Even thinking that nothing could go wrong. 2. – NRA – It’s clear now that the largest 2nd Amendment/gun voice has gradually left the membership down and therefore weakened their voices! Unless something changes rapidly the NRA not survive and only one, or perhaps several, person(s) will walk away a multi-millionaire wrapped in a golden parachute. We’ve come to a major crossroads… Read more »

nrringlee
nrringlee
3 days ago
Reply to  Gindy

True. So how do we approach this complacency. First, recognize that most people are so busy with the task of living, working, raising kids and building their communities that they do not have the time. That is why we have professional law enforcement, fire services and military services. Very few people have the luxury to dedicate themselves full time to any one cause. I swore and oath to myself back in 1980 that even though I was active duty military and deployed most of the time I would one day take the education I got from both college and my… Read more »

Rowboat
Rowboat
3 days ago

This is an old trick with the Democrats, to get the Fudd vote. Mark Warner ( Va. Senator) put out a fictitious campaign of “ Sportsman for Warner “ when he ran for Governor in Virginia. The organization existed ONLY in ads and roadside signs . Many is the deceitful Democrats put out photo ops with them holding a gun or bird hunting. Make no mistake , there are a LOT of uninformed or misinformed Fudds out there ; be sure to talk to all your hunting buddies and other gun owners about these deceptive Sons of Satan ( aka… Read more »

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
2 days ago
Reply to  Rowboat

Row – yep I was still living in the Old Dominion when he pulled that trick. They keep using it because it works. Add in all of the out of state funding the antis funnel in to elections they think they might be able to flip. Look at the most expensive senate race (might be overtaken this year) with bobby frank (beto) running against Ted Cruz. Something like 90% of his funding came from out of state

Rock
Rock
3 days ago

California funded and FAKE, go together in all aspects… When is it going into the ocean ?

Carter
Carter
4 days ago

California interests are strong in Montana this election. A rich retired ‘friend’ from CA complained that Governor Bullick did not take calls from Sharon Stone, and that there were too many gun nuts there. Let’s hope for a red tide, the Country needs it.

nrringlee
nrringlee
3 days ago
Reply to  Carter

Delusional progressives and leftists think they can move to a place for the scenery and have the locals immediately bend to their ideological will. It is the height of hubris but a common trend among modern progressives.

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
2 days ago
Reply to  Carter

Carter – kalypornia money and influence has been targeting numerous states for decades – ‘don’t californicate Idaho’ were a common sight there 50+ years ago – and succeeding in at least 3 (OR, WA,CA) and continue to make inroads in several others.

Jaque
Jaque
4 days ago

The so called democrats are using tactics and methods both Stalin and Hitler used to impose total control over their populations

So its fair and just that we now define the democratic party as a party of communists

Those who win the information war win everything

If Trump loses this election, even it only delays the communist takeover by 4 years, it leaves us 3 choices.

Leave the country

Surrender

Fight the communist bastards to the last man.

Will
Will
4 days ago
Reply to  Jaque

Those tactics and methods ultimately failed for Hitler and they will fail with the democrats too.

Finnky
Finnky
3 days ago
Reply to  Will

– Hitler failed, but consider cost of defeating him. Do we want to risk going through anything similar if it can possibly be prevented?

Gindy
Gindy
3 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

As Will said Hitler failed even with a grand and well executed plan. You are also correct in mentioning the outrageous cost of defeating him. Options are quickly becoming something in short supply so each one of us will need to consider what will be needed individually and organizationally.

Gindy
Gindy
3 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

Remember this; It’s not necessarily WHAT happens to you that really matters, but HOW you react to it does!

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
2 days ago
Reply to  Will

Will – true enough – but the reason they failed was because there were still enough free countries with the will to defeat them. Does that will still exist? Time – and the upcoming election will tell.

nrringlee
nrringlee
3 days ago
Reply to  Jaque

I have traveled the world. Fled my native home of Washington decades ago. There ain’t no place to go. Stand and fight where you are. Semper Fi

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

I don’t know about that. I would like to agree but the left coast has gone so far down in a hole and more demonrats are moving to good little republican communities and destroying them and turning them into the pile of @@@@ they came from. I left commiefornia for Oregone and it is getting so bad that I am thinking about Wyoming and even more so about South Dakota. I am starting to feel as if we need to get a stronghold in the center of the USA and work our way out rather than try sabotage on the… Read more »

Oldman
Oldman
3 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Both coasts are already in the hands of the enemy. Those of us who remain behind the lines (ie, western WA Oregone and California) are in the unique position to provide the pincer movement when the SHTF…..which isn’t too far out in IMHO. We be like the French Resistance.