Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN News

Montana: Californian-funded Fake Hunting Group Lies About Steve Bullock’s Anti-gun Record

Monday, October 12, 2020

Montana: Californian-funded Fake Hunting Group Lies About Steve Bullock’s Anti-gun Record

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.

IN THIS ARTICLE
Montana Steve Bullock
TRENDING NOW
Biden Plots Sneak Attack Against U.S. Firearms Industry

News  

Monday, January 25, 2021

Biden Plots Sneak Attack Against U.S. Firearms Industry

Joe Biden has unveiled his agenda for his first 100 days in the White House, and his list includes an initiative aimed at nothing less than the destruction of the U.S. firearms industry. This is ...

Washington: Vague Carry Ban and Rehashed Mag Ban Introduced and Scheduled for Hearings Next Week

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Washington: Vague Carry Ban and Rehashed Mag Ban Introduced and Scheduled for Hearings Next Week

Next week, anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 5078 and Senate Bill 5038, are scheduled for hearings in the Senate Law and Justice Committee. 

Anti-Gun Groups Want to Abolish What Law-Abiding Virginians Have been Doing for Centuries

News  

Monday, January 25, 2021

Anti-Gun Groups Want to Abolish What Law-Abiding Virginians Have been Doing for Centuries

Last year, the anti-Second Amendment majority in the Virginia legislature that was purchased by gun-ban extremists passed a number of anti-gun measures. Anti-gun activists even demanded an opportunity to gloat over what they had bought.

President Trump’s Executive Order Expands LEOSA Carry Rights

News  

Thursday, January 21, 2021

President Trump’s Executive Order Expands LEOSA Carry Rights

On January 18th, President Trump signed an “Executive Order on Protecting Law Enforcement Officers, Judges, Prosecutors, And Their Families.” The order aims to provide for more federal law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges to be able to ...

Gun Control Groups Push Hollywood to Produce Even More Anti-gun Propaganda

News  

Monday, January 25, 2021

Gun Control Groups Push Hollywood to Produce Even More Anti-gun Propaganda

Gun control advocates are once again pushing the entertainment industry to produce anti-gun propaganda with the explicit goal of advancing failed firearm legislation. The renewed overt effort will strike some as superfluous, given Hollywood’s lengthy track record of anti-gun agitprop and left-wing political monoculture.

Maryland: Senate Committee Passes Wear & Carry Preliminary Approval

Monday, January 25, 2021

Maryland: Senate Committee Passes Wear & Carry Preliminary Approval

On January 21st, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 309.

“Unity” President Vows to “Defeat” America’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Group

News  

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

“Unity” President Vows to “Defeat” America’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Group

Biden issued this “pledge” in a January 8 tweet that falsely tried to suggest the men and women of the NRA were somehow implicated in an infamous crime that was committed a decade ago by ...

Florida Alert! Gun Bills Filed in Florida - SO FAR

Friday, January 15, 2021

Florida Alert! Gun Bills Filed in Florida - SO FAR

As Legislators begin to file bills for the 2021 Florida Legislative Session, we are getting questions about various bills due to media reports on gun bills.  Below is a partial list of bills we will ...

Utah: House Judiciary Committee Passes Permitless Carry Legislation!

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Utah: House Judiciary Committee Passes Permitless Carry Legislation!

On January 22nd, the Utah House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 60 on an 8 - 3 vote. 

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.