FALSE FLAG GROUP - The American Rifle and Pistol Association is a FRAUD!
Do you remember the phoney "American Hunters and Shooters Association" that pretended to support gun rights ... but actually advocated more gun control and endorsed (surprise, surprise) Barack Obama?
Well, now with the 2014 elections gearing up, another fake gun group has popped up claiming to support "sane" gun ownership.
They're called the American Rifle and Pistol Association (or R+P as they abbreviate it) and they officially launched on July 4. But don't be fooled by all the firearm photos on their Facebook page or all the Second Amendment talk on their colorful website.
Here are direct quotes from their statement of principles:
R+P exists to promote SANE gun ownership and SANE firearms management. SANE stands for: Safety, Advocacy, Networking, and Education.
R+P believes that it is each state's right to determine for benefit of its citizens any prerequisites, qualifications, documentation, training, and levels of demonstrated proficiency, if any, deemed necessary for lawful use of differing types of weapon systems. The establishment of any such requirements are not the prerogative of the federal government.
R+P seeks to work with state and local governments to help establish effective training and licensing programs designed to increase public safety while protecting eligible citizens' rights to keep and bear arms.
Got that? "Sane" gun ownership. Demonstrated proficiency. Licensing programs. Protecting "eligible" citizens' rights.
Exactly where in the Second Amendment does it say any of this? Who determines what is or is not sane? Since when do we need to demonstrate anything to exercise a right? Why do we need more licensing? And who exactly are the oh-so-lucky "eligible" citizens among us who will be granted protection from this bogus group of sham artists?
No, we don't want "insane" people to have guns. And yes, we think training is great. But we don't need more restrictions. We've been fighting for years to remove restrictions that do nothing to improve public safety and are designed merely to infringe on our rights as American citizens.
Spread the word about the counterfeit American Rifle and Pistol Association. Not only are they frauds, they're purposely insulting all gun owners by launching their pretend group on Independence Day.
Those of us with Buckeye Firearms Association, and thousands of other good Americans around the country, work countless hours week after week, year after year, volunteering our time to defend and advance our rights.
We don't hide who we are or what we stand for. What you see is what you get. If you disagree with us, fine. Stand up and be heard. But don't put on a mask and lie about your true intentions. That we cannot tolerate.
Use the "email this page" link at the bottom of this article to send this info to all your friends.
Click here to comment on their Facebook page and let them know you're not fooled by their charade.
Warn fellow gun owners on forums. Give a heads up to your buddies at the range. Don't let these fakers take your hard earned money or collect your addresses to further their anti-gun agenda.
More information on the phoney American Rifle and Pistol Association
Peter Vogt, Chairman
According to his Facebook page, Mr. Vogt lives in Austin, TX and is Senior Vice President Operations for The BTO Group, an Internet and software company. He appears to like Mayors Against Illegal Guns and MSNBC, which speaks volumes. His LinkedIn profile shows he's gone through 14 positions in 22 years at various companies.
Waylan Johnson, Chief Executive Officer
According to his LinkedIn profile, he's President of Texas Energy Group and General Partner of Spicewood Energy Management.
Lance Culbreth, Chief Operations Officer
His LinkedIn profile says he's the Creative Director at BTO Group and has a background in design, so he's the guy behind the ever-so-colorful website.
Jerry Boguskie, Chief Financial Officer
According to her Facebook page, she lives in Austin, TX and is listed as "retired."