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    Website: www.ussportsmen.org
    E-mail: info@ussportsmen.org

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Greg R. Lawson (614) 888-4868 ext. 214
    Sharon Hayden (614) 888-4868 ext. 226

    November 21, 2008

    Sportsmen Dismayed by Overthrow of Congressman John Dingell
    Anti-Hunting Representative Assumes Pivotal Committee Chairmanship

    (Columbus, Ohio) – The United States Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) expresses its dismay today over the news that U.S. Representative Henry Waxman (D- CA) toppled Representative John Dingell (D- MI) as Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Rep. Dingell has been a tireless champion of sportsmen issues for decades, while Rep. Waxman has a long history of supporting the causes of extremist animal rights and anti-firearm groups. Given the recent call by President-elect Barack Obama for a broad and bipartisan approach to governing, this action raises serious doubts in the eyes of sportsmen.

    “Rep. Dingell understood and cared about sportsmen and their devotion to conservation,” said USSA Vice President of Government Affairs, Rob Sexton. “On the other hand, Rep. Waxman, an environmental activist, has consistently earned a 100 percent rating from the leading anti-hunting group in the country, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), which has sought to use the Endangered Species Act to stop hunting.”

    Among Rep. Waxman’s anti-hunting votes are:
    • against allowing hunting, fishing, and trapping in the East Mojave Scenic Area;
    • against the National Wildlife Refuge Improvement Act of 1996 that enshrined hunting, fishing, and trapping as a priority use of wildlife refuges;
    • for banning the importation of polar bear trophies and resulting in a loss of conservation funding;

    Beyond his strong support of anti-hunting legislation, Rep. Waxman has also been a consistent opponent of Second Amendment rights. According to Sexton, “He has voted for nearly all anti-firearm bills in Congress going back to the so-called ‘Assault Weapon Ban’ and the ‘Brady Bill.’ Both of those bills were punitive and designed to prohibit law abiding citizens from engaging in their constitutional rights.”

    Sportsmen play a major role in the U.S. economy through their purchases of hunting, fishing, and trapping equipment. They also play the decisive role in maintaining ongoing conservation efforts through federal and state taxes on that equipment. “With the economy facing its greatest challenge in over a generation, now is not the time to embrace the radical agenda of groups like HSUS and choke off one of its most vibrant sectors. The USSA hopes that Rep. Waxman will show a greater appreciation for this fact as he assumes his new position than he has in the past,” concluded Sexton.

    The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.
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    The PURGE begins! I read earlier this year that the liberal D's were going after the conservative D's to increase their marketing power. Rep Nostrils (D-CA) should be entertaining & dangerous. At least we know he is the ENEMY.

    Any thing emanating from his committee is immediately suspect.
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    So....Buzz and Jeff....you guys still feelin' pretty good about the future of our sport and the second amendment?

    You guys got any extra sets of the blinders you're wearing? We're gonna need a few to pass around here.....

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    Spare us the histrionics.

    Dingell's ouster has nothing to do with gun rights, and everything to do with his consistent unapologetic defense of the auto industry (opposition to stricter fuel efficiency standards, etc).

    Marvin, you think ANYTHING emanating from a Democratic congress is suspect, regardless of what committee it comes from and who heads it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backpasture View Post
    Marvin, you think ANYTHING emanating from a Democratic congress is suspect, regardless of what committee it comes from and who heads it.
    No, that is not true in the least.

    Marvin thinks ANYTHING not emanating from Marvin is suspect.

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    I don't know Marvin.

    If I ever met him, I may like him.

    But from reading what he writes here, he seems to be a very unhappy man.

    Could be wrong regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by backpasture View Post
    Spare us the histrionics.

    Dingell's ouster has nothing to do with gun rights, and everything to do with his consistent unapologetic defense of the auto industry (opposition to stricter fuel efficiency standards, etc).
    Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backpasture View Post
    Dingell's ouster has nothing to do with gun rights, and everything to do with his consistent unapologetic defense of the auto industry (opposition to stricter fuel efficiency standards, etc).
    What does that have to do with anything??

    The point is not "why" he was ousted, the point is the result of him being ousted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry V View Post
    Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner.
    Try again. That has NOTHING to do with the original post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backpasture View Post
    Marvin, you think ANYTHING emanating from a Democratic congress is suspect,. . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe S. View Post
    Marvin thinks ANYTHING not emanating from Marvin is suspect.
    Quote Originally Posted by JS View Post
    I don't know Marvin. . . .But from reading what he writes here, he seems to be a very unhappy man.
    Typical left -- they can't deal with the issues so they go on personal attacks.

    The point remains -- Dingell's ouster being replaced by Waxman is a BAD thing for sportsmen. And Marvin is right, we now have to be suspect of anything the emanates from Waxman's committee.

    Personally attacking Marvin or anyone is not going to change those facts.
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