Here we go again. The Bull Moose Sportsmen claim they're a group of Colorado gun owners and 2nd Amendment supporters who just think some gun control is a good idea. They dress in camo and hunt birds with shotguns. That makes them just like us, right?
Wrong. BMS is a false flag operation, just like the American Hunters and Shooters Association and the American Rifle and Pistol Association. As Emily Miller has pointed out, Bull Moose founder Timothy Mauck was finance director for Mark Udall's campaign in 2012. Udall, to put it mildly, is not a friend to gun owners. They have lent support to Senators Michael Bennet and Martin Heinrich, both of whom have voted for bans on so-called high-capacity magazines.
For a group claiming nonpartisanship, more than 95% of funding for BMS comes from the blatantly partisan America Votes. Among other things, America Votes attempted to protect Colorado Senators Morse and Giron from recall.
These efforts towards putting a "moderate" face on the agenda are not only deceptive, they're relatively ineffective. While the rhetoric has been toned down, some of us have been around long enough to remember when it wasn't.