The guys at Raising Kaine are now talking about a new 2nd Amendment group, Sportsmen for Deeds that has formed in support of Democratic Attorney General Candidate Creigh Deeds.
If you read the post, or the Deed's press release, one would get the impression that this is some sort of grassroots group that isn't owned and operated out of campaign HQ.
One would be wrong.
A simple whois search reveals that the web page is registered to one Peter Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 434-825-7676) of 1419 Old Ballard Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22901.
Who is Peter Jackson? The campaign's communications director.
This of course leads one to wonder why Democrats who want to be taken seriously on the 2nd Amendment continue to lie and create these fake groups?
You know, if they are willing to act in such a deceptive way about a fundamental civil right (albeit one they have been trying to abolish for 40+ years), how can you trust them on non fundamental issues such as tax policy, crime, jobs.
A liar is a liar is a liar, and I haven't seen anything to change my assumption that 99.9% of Democrats are really just gun banning bigots. Its a shame, cause I would like to vote for someone other than a Republican every now and then. But till the party of Gun Banning Bigots changes its way, I am going to have to follow GG's lead.
UPDATE The Bitch Girls had a link to this story which indicates that Mr. Deeds might actually be one of the .1% of Democrats who get it.
The state senator from Bath County was the chief legislative sponsor of a constitutional amendment, approved by voters in 2000, guaranteeing the right to hunt, fish and trap game.
"I very much grew up in these traditions," Deeds said.
He also has opposed gun control, including the law allowing Virginians to buy only one handgun per month. Deeds said the handgun restriction has had minimal impact on sportsmen but that it could set a precedent for further erosion of gun owners' rights.
David "Mudcat" Saunders of Roanoke said the committee will spread the word that Deeds' opponent, Republican Del. Bob McDonnell of Virginia Beach, supported the one-gun-a.m.onth law and opposed the constitutional amendment.
Lets hope so. Still, it would be nice if they didn't set up such transparent organizations.