The Posse has been amazed at the amount of fabrication of late. Perhaps Michael Moore was correct with his statement that we live in "ficticious" times. Certainly the left does.
Despite being a liberal, we found Armed Liberal to be quite rational in many respects. Thus it comes as a disappointment that he didn't immediately realize that this was a fake organization.
Clues abound, though the comments thread at Winds of Change covers some good ones.
The position of the organization on .50 calibre rifles was another dead giveaway.
True sportsmen aren't scared of high velocity rounds. They certainly don't drone on and on about how this gun is super dangerous and point to all of its scary characteristics for the obvious reason that hunting rifles are powerful, too.
Indeed, many of the same things that could be said about the dreaded .50 cal also go for some of the more upscale hunting rifles. Most of what they write about the .50 also applies to the Cadillac of hunting weapons: the Weatherby.
While we don't have time to go into the numbers, we're pretty sure that the Weatherby .460 can do most of what a .50 cal. can. Shoot through doors and walls? Check. Punch through aircraft fuselages? Probably.
This passage in particular sounds like classic anti-gun hysteria:
The modern .50 caliber BMG rifle is one of the most powerful and destructive weapons legally available to civilians in the United States. A modern .50 caliber BMG rifle can hit a target accurately from distances of 1,000 to 2,000 yards, depending on the skill of the shooter, and can reach targets at a longer range with less accuracy. At significantly closer distances, these rifles are much more destructive and able to blast through solid concrete at 200 yards or penetrate an inch of armor plate at 300 yards.
No hunter would write that. Hell, our vintage SMLE can, "depending on the skill of the shooter," reach targets 1,000 yards away. Just about every modern hunting rifle can.
Not convinced yet? Try this page. Ah, the "gun show loophole."
If there is one thing true sportsmen ahbor, it is the thought of having to go through a background check simply to sell a rifle or shotgun to another hunter.
Only gun control shills care about this. We can't think of any hunters and shooters who would support this.
Obviously this group consists entirely of hunters and shooters who:
1. Fear large-caliber long weapons capable of killing at 1,000 yards range;
2. Don't like or own handguns;
3. Think that the government doesn't have enough information on who owns what guns; and
4. Believes that more regulation of more guns is a good thing.
In short, this group is as fake as a three-dollar bill.
Given the propensity of anti-gun activists (and leftists in general) to lie in general, we suppose it was only a matter of time before they came up with a fake shooting club, complete with prop dead birds and people in blaze orange with shotguns.