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Bucy may have lobbied against gun rights

2012-10-05T01:11:00Z Bucy may have lobbied against gun rightsBrad Tschida Missoula Helena Independent Record
October 05, 2012 1:11 am  • 

It’s extremely hypocritical for attorney general candidate Pam Bucy to attempt to deceive us on her “alleged” support for gun rights. In 2009, as a lobbyist, she took money to fight a bill (HB 228) that allowed people to use firearms to defend their homes. Even Gov. Brian Schweitzer supported this bill. Apparently, Bucy’s true intentions are to keep Montanans disarmed when it comes to defending ourselves, our homes, and our families.

I support Tim Fox for attorney general because he will truly and rigorously defend our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Because of her record as a lobbyist, Bucy cannot be trusted. She fought against our gun rights when, as a lobbyist, someone offered her enough money (her 30 pieces of silver). We can’t afford to support a person making promises to the special interest groups financing her campaign on one hand and then telling a different story in public. It’s deceitful, at the least.

It’s time for honesty in our elected officials. I knew Tim Fox in college and he’s even a better man today. Check him out and you’ll confirm my clains. He’s the right type of man to get our state back on track.

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(8) Comments

  1. MTLiberty
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    MTLiberty - October 06, 2012 8:37 am
    Pam Bucy received a B- rating from the NRA while Fox received an A.

    Our current Attorney General also received a B- rating.

    Most Democrats do not get good ratings from the NRA.
  2. Justin Robbins
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    Justin Robbins - October 06, 2012 7:53 am
    What I saw is the comical results of a tactic of desperation. Its a pretty common story:

    The GOP, having no viable candidate of their own, obtained all...all...of Bucy's time cards and emails and poured over them, hoping to find some way to hurt her campaign.

    What they found, after scouring years of her records as a public servant, was an evening conference call, a lunch, and a campaign event on days she also claimed some sick time. One of their better minds realized that no reasonable person, or reputable media outlet, would find the hint of a problem. So they checked the GOP playbook, and farmed the whole thing to their UMB division (unprincipled, morally bankrupt) for dissemination on the blogs and comment sections of the Internet. Well done.
  3. BobT
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    BobT - October 05, 2012 11:10 pm
    If you have proof, offer it up. Otherwise it is idle speculation and nothing more.

    As for Bucy's possible transgressions, did you actually follow the links and see there was actual research done? Her timecards were apparently obtained throughout a public records request and compared to her public events schedules, the evidence is there.
  4. Justin Robbins
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    Justin Robbins - October 05, 2012 7:14 pm
    Bob, when your "research" consists of going to college with a guy, or linking to the Republican party website, you have a pretty small moral foxhole from which to lob the "do your research" grenade. However, it is refreshing that you recognize the impropriety in coordination between the Fox camp and the RSLC...I wonder if you have the strength of character to stand by that principle.

    If there was coordination, will you disavow Tim Fox?
  5. BobT
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    BobT - October 05, 2012 4:07 pm
    Justin, if you yourself actually did some research, you'd know that the out-of-state media buy had nothing to do with the Fox campaign. Coordination between campaigns and outside groups like that is illegal. He has absolutely no control and no say over what is spent, if it's spent, and how. Check your facts before lobbing your own accusations.
  6. BobT
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    BobT - October 05, 2012 4:05 pm
    Lobbying against our gun rights isn't the only thing Pam Bucy has been up to. Looks like she's been campaigning on state time, too:

    http://mtgop.org/index.php/news-center/press-releases/162-pam-bucy-campaigns-on-taxpayers-dime.html

    http://files.smartcommunicator.net/customers/27/Attachments/Bucy%20collage.pdf
  7. FlamingLiberal1
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    FlamingLiberal1 - October 05, 2012 8:50 am
    I am pro-2nd amendment and own many firearms myself, but I disagree that people should have the right to shoot whomever they choose based on any perceived threat. Would George Zimmerman have gotten out of his truck to follow Trayvon Martin had he not been packing? I suspect not, and that innocent teenager would be alive today. Even more recently, a father fatally shot his own son when he mistook the boy for a robber. Gun rights need to be tempered with good sense. You can't un-shoot the gun once you've squeezed the trigger.
  8. Justin Robbins
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    Justin Robbins - October 05, 2012 8:07 am
    Like most attacks from the right, this accusation would be devastating...if it were true. If you do the research Fox's college roommate skipped, you would find Bucy's only involvement was on behalf of the Montana Chief's of Police and the Montana Police Protective Association to ensure the bill did not allow people to point guns at police officers.

    It was Bucy's involvement that salvaged an otherwise ill-crafted and failing measure, and brought both parties together on a bill Governor Schweitzer was happy to sign.

    I agree with Mr. Tschida that we cannot have and AG beholden to special interests. I'm sure he was as shocked as I that Fox accepted over 700,000 pieces of out-of-state silver to fund his media; and shares my concerns of who now hold's Fox's reigns. Back on track indeed....

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