Gun Group Endorses Gianforte for Congress
“Enthusiastically recommended”
May 11, 2017 – for immediate release

MISSOULA – The Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) announced its
endorsement today of Republican Greg Gianforte in his bid for Montana’s
lone seat in the U.S. House. MSSA is the primary political advocate for
gun owners in Montana.

MSSA President Gary Marbut commented, “Greg is clearly a gun guy and
will be an important champion for our rights and issues before
Congress. His chief opponent, Quist, is as they say in cattle country
‘all hat and no cows.’ Quist is a puppet to his anti-gun party and
wants to register everyone’s guns. MSSA acknowledges the good
philosophy of Libertarian candidate Wicks, but is frustrated that
Libertarian candidates never win and only operate as spoilers,
unfortunately sometimes sucking off just enough votes to insure the
anti-gun candidate wins. MSSA enthusiastically recommends Gianforte to
Montana gun owners.”

MSSA has published a critique of Quist’s would-be gun ad at:

Marbut noted that although Quist seeks to come across as a good old
country boy, the media reports that he has not purchased a Montana
hunting license in the last 15 years. Further, a search of records
maintained by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
indicates that Quist has never graduated from a Hunter Education class
in Montana, a typical youth rite of passage for Montana gun owners.

“Quist’s amateur attempt to come across as a typical Montana gun owner
is a joke,” Marbut said. “In his wannabe gun ad he violates every basic
principle of safe gun handling, safety rules real Montana gun owners
learn when they’re 12 years old or younger. It’s easy for any
experienced gun owner to see through this flubbed sales attempt.”

A special election for Montana’s only seat in the U.S. House will occur
on May 25th. County election offices have already mailed absentee
ballots. The winner of this Special Election will fill the seat vacated
by Ryan Zinke who has become the Secretary of Interior in the Trump

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Contact: Gary Marbut;, 549-1252

By mssa