Riflemaker donates to Obama?

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  1. Greywolf

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    A firearms maker CEO who backs Obama. Oh, and what do you know, according to his catalog he only seems to make bolt-actions.


    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-10-27-prez-money_N.htm

    WASHINGTON — Dan Cooper, a proud member of the National Rifle Association, has backed Republicans for most of his life. He's the chief executive of Cooper Arms, a small Montana company that makes hunting rifles.
    Cooper said he voted for George W. Bush in 2000, having voted in past elections for every Republican presidential nominee back to Richard Nixon. In October 1992, he presented a specially made rifle to the first President. Bush during a Billings campaign event.

    This year, Cooper has given $3,300 to the campaign of Democrat Barack Obama. That's on top of the $1,000 check he wrote to Obama's U.S. Senate campaign in 2004, after he was dazzled by Obama's speech at that year's Democratic National Convention.


    Here is the list of their dealers, who will also never see a nickel of my business as long as they carry their products.

    www.cooperfirearms.com/dealer.html
     
  2. bender

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    hard to believe.

    oh yeah, link doesn't work...
     
  3. Eyesac

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    What a scum bag...
     
  4. Lewis130

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    Trying to get rid of some of his semi-automatic military styled competition?
     
  5. lanternlad1

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    Hey kids! What time is it?

    IT'S ZUMBO TIME!
     
  6. JohnCrighton

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    He's disabled his Dealer web page - worried that they are gonna get Zumboed, too.

    Seriously, a gun company donating money to Obama is like a Jewish Temple contracting with Hitler to install ovens in their kitchens.

    [snip] This is in my humble opinion beyond the pale.
     
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  7. Gaffer

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    Montana is heavily Democrat and many good people there think the sun rises over Democrats. That being said I will never now buy a Cooper Rifle.
     
  8. Jim Watson

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    People who can afford Cooper rifles usually have enough money and connections to get licensed for a gun under nearly any repressive government. HIS customers will have THEIR $3000 guns, and don't care that you might not be able to wangle a $500 Savage.
     
  9. Lone_Gunman

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    Why did he feel the need to make his support for Obama?

    Cooper must be a complete idiot.

    He has effectively bankrupted his own company. I believe it is over for them.
     
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    Obama'a anti gun, anti 2nd Amendment. That should be enough for any American who understands the definition of "shall not be infringed", not to vote for him.

    The link worked for me.
     
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  11. SDDL-UP

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    I live in Stevensville Montana - home of Cooper Arms, and oh man... where do I start?

    Let's just say Cooper Arms isn't going to be getting any of my business either. For lots of reasons.
     
  12. RPCVYemen

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    Yeah, it's almost like the NRA-ILA on Obama is playing fast and loose with the truth ...

    Mike
     
  13. RockyMtnTactical

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    Just sent this email to them.

    [email protected]
     
  14. steelhead

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    Are you all going to boycott Montana as well? Looks like the state is going blue this year.
     
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    Last time I checked, we lived in America and people can have different views than others -- and that includes people like us.

    We also have freedom of speech, which means we can speak out against people like Dan Cooper.

    And we have a right not to buy his products.
     
  16. RockyMtnTactical

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    This isn't about Democrats or republicans. This is about gun rights.
     
  17. EShell

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    I sent this to Cooper and the NRA:
    My project for this evening is to chase down e-mail addys for his distributors and fwd this.:fire:


    Oh yeah, IBTL. . .:D
     
  18. Larry Ashcraft

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    Moderator warning:

    Keep the discussion on Cooper, and not on Obama or Republican vs Democrat, or we'll have to shut this one down.
     
  19. chris in va

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    If Cooper is selling $3000 bolt action rifles purely for hunting, I suspect he's jumping on the 'elite' bandwagon offered by the Obama crowd. To my knowledge Obama hasn't stated he wants to get rid of bolt actions.

    Similar to what these guys are pandering.
    http://www.huntersandshooters.org/

    I've personally run into a lot of people that have firearms, but believe the general populace shouldn't have semiauto rifles and handguns, certainly not for personal protection.
     
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  21. Eyesac

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    Token!

    Honestly I do wonder why a guy who sells guns would support a gun grabber, but realisticaly, we have ONE gun manufacture out there that supports Obama. That's it. A token.
     
  22. A. Patriot

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    What a fool! We need to bring back some of the language we used in the 1950's to describe people like this - "Useful Idiot".

    From Wikipedia:

    In the United States, the term is sometimes used as a pejorative against political liberals, radicals, and others among left-wing politics. The tone implies that the speaker thinks the "useful idiot" is ignorant of the facts to the extent that they end up unwittingly advancing an adverse cause that they might not otherwise support. The term gained increased use after the publication of conservative columnist Mona Charen's 2003 book Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot
     
  23. rbernie
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    Anyone who sells short the RKBA movement does not deserve to profit from it.

    Cooper is allowed his politics. He should NOT expect that I will ignore his political statements while he tries to take cash from my wallet. He is selling out the majority of US gunowners so he can try and remain safe in his elite minority.
     
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    You nailed it- Cooper is a Fudd, and an elitist to boot. Unfortunately there are a lot of gun owners out there like him. Also unfortunately I don’t think there is much we can do to hurt him- his customer base isn’t going to care that he supports gun-banners.
     
  25. MikePGS

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    Why limit yourselves to just email?

    Phone: 406-777-0373, Fax: 406-777-5228
     
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