Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Gun owners attack Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh's new pet project -- fighting animal cruelty for the Humane Society of the United States -- is riling sportsmen from coast to coast, prompting fears that the talkster typically supportive of gun rights is aiding a group they say has a secret agenda to end all hunting in America.
Twenty-eight groups representing millions of hunters and sportsmen are demanding that the conservative radio commentator end his collaboration with the HSUS and stop "helping them to mainstream their image in the minds of reasonable people."
"Despite a few programs designed to attract support from the general public, HSUS is in fact an organization that opposes hunting, fishing, and trapping," the groups, including Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, wrote in a letter last week to Mr. Limbaugh.
"Its leadership has a long and established history of promoting legislation, litigation, and referenda to restrict the rights of American sportsmen and women."
The letter says Mr. Pacelle once said to the Associated Press: "If we could shut down all sport hunting in a moment, we would." Read More
Along with a very upset agriculture sector, sportsmen from across the country are also letting Rush Limbaugh know their disappointment over his support of HSUS. Not only is HSUS attacking American agriculture, but they would also like to end hunting. I really feel that we need to work more hand in hand with these hunting groups. I know we don’t always agree with them on everything, but they are an ally on this issue.