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Ray Schoenke

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A typical American Family on Guns: Figuring Out How to Work Together for Change

(139) Comments | Posted September 11, 2008 | 12:10 PM

I live in a fairly typical American family when it comes to guns. Let's just say my wife and I have different views. My wife doesn't hunt. She doesn't even like guns. But, she does appreciate my love for hunting and guns - and we share a deep commitment to...

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AHSA exposes NRA support for Members of Congress with worst records on conservation

(12) Comments | Posted August 21, 2008 | 10:33 AM

Today, the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) released a report, "Slash and Burn: Why Does the National Rifle Association Leadership Support Congress's Biggest Opponents of Conservation?" and an accompanying website:

Our goal is to pull back the curtain on the ugly truth: The leaders of...

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On Gun Policy, Time for Balance -- Finally

(11) Comments | Posted July 21, 2008 | 1:26 PM

I wanted to share an op-ed I wrote for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. My main point is that the recent Supreme Court decision on the Second Amendment provides a chance to finally move forward on issues that impact hunters and shooters. My organization, the American Hunters and Shooters Association...

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Which John McCain Is Showing Up at the NRA Convention Today?

(58) Comments | Posted May 16, 2008 | 1:21 PM

Today, the National Rifle Association convenes its annual meeting in Louisville. Speaking to the group will be presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. The American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) ran an ad in the Louisville paper today with an open letter to NRA members who need to get the...

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Clinton's biggest "gun gaffe" was her vote for confiscation

(5) Comments | Posted May 5, 2008 | 4:20 PM

Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Hillary Clinton had dropped an anti-Obama mail piece asking "Where does Obama really stand on guns?"

Those reports were true, but the mailing backfired. At the Politico, Ben Smith reported on Clinton's "gun gaffe" last night:

Sen. Hillary Clinton's mailing attacking Sen. Barack...

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Hunters and Shooters Support Obama: He "Gets It"

(162) Comments | Posted April 16, 2008 | 2:28 PM

Today, as president of the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), I announced our endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. Because the gun issue has recently become a factor in the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania, I want to share the...

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Oh, What a Mighty Web the NRA's Leaders Weave, When They Practice to Deceive

(97) Comments | Posted March 3, 2008 | 2:49 PM

NRA's right wing attack dogs have been having quite a time this past week trying to weave a web of deception designed to discredit me and the leadership of the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA). In my recent diaries at Daily Kos (here and here), I...

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