SHOOTS AND LADDERS…. The new American Hunters and Shooters Association, which aims to be a pro-gun, pro-conservation, pro-safety alternative to the NRA, is already a rumor magnet. Noting that the group’s URL was first registered by an Internet consulting firm, DCS, with the address 600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, John Lott smells conspiracy:

So ALL three groups: The Democrat leadership council (DLC) , DCS – Internet Advocacy Group and The American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) Are located in the same building and all three groups are pushing to take away your rights via their made up causes for the sake of getting their faces in the news.

But wait. Other residents of 600 Pennsylvania Ave SE include the College Republicans, Republicans Abroad International, and the bistro Sizzlin’ Express. Ergo, a really weird conspiracy.

(Quick intro to AHSA here.)

UPDATE: I’ll cover in more detail what we can know about AHSA’s political viability, leadership, and NRA contentions once I get back to the office. Frankly, more important than what I think is what’s been the reaction of sportsmen and outdoor writers I’ve talked to here in Lake Charles.

Christina Larson

Christina Larson is a Washington Monthly contributing editor and an award-winning science and environment journalist who has reported from five continents.