Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Bear hunters buy legislators to rule killing fields, loosen gun laws

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59270ac6ad5c3.image“Influence Peddler of the Month (May 2017): Wisconsin Bear HuntersAssociation” ~ Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

According to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, the Bear Hunters Association buys legislator loyalty to their agenda.

“Since the Bear Hunters conduit began operating in 2000, it has funneled nearly $369,000 in large individual contributions of $100 or more to legislative and statewide candidates through 2016. Most of the contributions — about $265,400 or 72 percent — went to Republican candidates. … In addition to the group’s lobbying activities, the Bear Hunters also operates a conduit, which is a legal check bundling outfit that may funnel an unlimited amount of individual contributions to legislative and statewide candidates,” the organization reports.

Lobbyist Bob Welch, a former GOP state senator, represents the Bear Hunters Association, which has 3,000 members. He also lobbies for the Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs and Educators (FORCE), which is the National Rifle…

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1 thought on “Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Bear hunters buy legislators to rule killing fields, loosen gun laws

  1. The hunter lobby has become more entrenched (and, unfortunately accepted) into many groups purporting to be for “wilderness, wildlife.” Even “animal groups” have allowed the infiltration of hunters on their boards, in staff positions, and agendas. It is very troubling, especially now with the emphasis on “Saving Public Lands” with more of these lands increasingly opened to hunting. What I find most egregious is just how easily this is happening. Now, the WH has the disgusting mouth piece, Donald Trump,Jr. to further push this “open everything to hunters” agenda.

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