TV News LIES

Friday, Feb 12th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Rifle maker bounces boss who supports Obama

Rifle maker bounces boss who supports Obama

E-mail Print PDF

Montana gunsmith Dan Cooper has been ousted as chief executive of the rifle company that bears his name after pressure from gun owners who are angry that he is supporting Democrat Barack Obama.

Cooper, founder and part owner of Cooper Firearms, told USA TODAY in a story published Tuesday that he has voted for Republicans for most of his life, but he is backing Obama "probably because of the war. And also because the Republican Party has moved so far right in recent years." Cooper said he was attracted to the Democrat's message about "the retooling of America, which involves the building of middle-class jobs and helping American small business be competitive with those overseas.

"The employees, shareholders and board of directors of Cooper Firearms of Montana do not share the personal political views of Dan Cooper. Although we all believe everyone has a right to vote and donate as they see fit, it has become apparent that the fallout may affect more than just Mr. Cooper. It may also affect the employees and the shareholders of Cooper Firearms. The board of directors has asked Mr. Cooper to resign as President."

"It's a really McCarthyism at its worst," said Bob Ricker, executive director of the American Hunters and Shooters Association, which has endorsed Obama. "That's really why our organization was formed, was to deal with this craziness. If you're a gun owner, but you have a contrary view to some of these wackos, they will go out and try to destroy you."

TVNL Comment: An ugly nation just got uglier.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Rick Snyder To Testify About Flint Water Crisis On Capitol Hill

Rick Snyder to testify- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has asked to testify before members of Congress about the...

NYC cop convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

NYPD cop convicted of manslaughterA rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell...

2 teens shot at Phoenix-area high school, police say

Glendale HSPolice say two teens have been shot at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of...

Dozens of Georgia prison guards arrested on federal charges

Hancock State Prison in GeorgiaArrests were being made across the state Thursday morning as about four dozen current and former...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!