Fairfax, VA – The National Rifle Association (NRA) succeeded in ending a misleading and false advertising campaign in Missouri produced and/or paid for by the American Hunters and Shooters Association (“AHSA”) – an anti-gun group deceptively masking itself as a pro-hunting organization. The radio advertisements contained egregiously false and misleading statements regarding the NRA.
NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox stated, “These radio stations and their management made the correct and lawful decision to cease and desist the erroneous advertisements created by this anti-gun group. The blatantly false accusations and statements made by AHSA simply prove exactly what we’ve been saying all along – do not trust these characters. Their background and their money reek of anti-gun and anti-hunting influence.”
These advertisements were taken down after NRA contacted station managers in Missouri and advised them of the blatant inaccuracies. Two radio stations have ceased running the false advertisements, and additional stations have requested AHSA show documentation of their claims.
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