Most of the gun blogs I follow have taken Mr. Wes Siler to task over his idiotic article about Ted Cruz’s particular method of carrying an O/U in the field. I’m not going to break it down, that’s already been done before. Mr. Siler is a biased hack, working for a biased “news” source. Hacks gotta hack. If this guy didn’t have dishonesty, he’d have nothing at all.
I’m gonna pick on “local hunter and lifetime NRA member Scott Nathan” who was the “authority” that Mr. Siler quoted in his attack on Ted Cruz.
“While his action is visibly open, he is still not in control of muzzle direction. In a break-action gun [as Cruz is carrying here] the muzzle should always point down.”
I guess. Sure. I’ve seen both methods carried in the field in SD and on the Sporting Clays range. Cruz was taking to a reporter, so having the barrels over his shoulder rather than pointed at the reporter’s feet seem pretty reasonable. But I digress. It’s M.r Nathan’s later quote that gets me.
“He’s either a poser who doesn’t really hunt, or just a blindingly dangerous nincompoop,” concludes Scott. “He’s got moves like Cheney.”
THERE IT IS. He pulled the Cheney card. Ladies and Gentlemen, we found ourselves a Bush/Chaney derangement syndrome affected Fudd sporting an NRA sticker who is going to side with anti-gun Gizmodo. Thank’s schmuck. With friends like you, we’re gonna lose our guns.
P.S. My father warned me about a politician who gets his picture taken carrying a double gun on a bird hunt. It’s the easiest way for an anti-gun politician to “demonstrate” he’s for the 2A and not believe in it. I’m not suggesting Sen Cruz is anti-gun, he’s a Republican from Texas. I’m just saying there were plenty of pictures taken of Bill Clinton on a duck hunt and John Kerry on a pheasant hunt released during their respective campaigns, and we know where both men stand on the issue of gun control.
If I ever ran for President, your’e not going to see me carrying a double gun, going after pheasants. The media will be too busy running pictures of me at a 3 Gun match with my AR with the “This Machine Kills Fascists” sticker on the buttstock.