Interesting how politicians, in addition to being ignorant, are among the biggest liars (TURDs). Part of the reason is because voters are so damn dumb (see previous posts). For instance, here’s this TURD, Quist, trying to pass himself off as representing the people of Montana when in fact he has lied about financial dealings, he has lied about real estate he owns, he has lied about being a hunter/fisherman, and he has produced ads that are an anathema to firearms safety, proving he is a fake. Rob Quist, TURD. Don’t fall for Quist’s BS.
From missoulian.com dated 5/5/2017 by Tom Lutey entitled, “Hunting records of U.S. House candidates released“:
In TV ads, Montana’s U.S. House candidates have been blasting away at televisions. But only one is licensed to hunt anything else, according to state records.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks records show that Democrat Rob Quist hasn’t had a hunting or fishing license for at least 16 years. Electronic records of hunting and fishing licenses begin in 2002. Republican Greg Gianforte has had multiple fishing and hunting licenses during the same period.
“An outdoor way of life, particularly hunting and fishing, is part of who we are,” Gianforte said. “I believe it’s an individual’s personal choice whether they want to hunt or fish, but I think most of them would want to have a representative that understands their lifestyle.”
Asked why Rob Quist was the right candidate for hunters and anglers if he doesn’t hunt or fish, the Quist campaign issued the following statement:
“Greg Gianforte sued the people of Montana to block public stream access and donated thousands of dollars to dark money groups seeking to sell off Montana’s public lands, Rob has been advocating for keeping Montana’s public lands public his entire career.”
Gianforte filed a lawsuit against the state in 2009 to get the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to move an easement that crossed the northern edge of his property north of Bozeman. Gianforte lives next to the 76-acre Cherry River Fishing Access site on the East Gallatin River. The easement allowed the public to walk further upstream from Cherry River. Gianforte said his property was being damaged.
The state was never served with the lawsuit. The dispute was resolved after an FWP visit to the site in July 2009 led to trail and fence upgrades that did a better job keeping users off the rest of the Gianforte property and the agency updated records on the easement boundaries, according to state documents acquired by the Lee State Bureau.
Quist has said groups like PERC, a Bozeman-based economic research group that promotes market-based incentives for conservation and stewardship, are out to privatize public lands. The group was founded by former Montana State University economists. He also singled out the conservative Heritage Foundation, which supports more state input on developing energy resources on federal lands.
Hunting and fishing are make-or-break issues for a key minority group of Montana voters. Democrats used the 2009 lawsuit as their point of attack on Gianforte in his unsuccessful 2016 bid for governor.
It’s Quist this election cycle being targeted in TV ads for supporting universal background checks and a gun registry for automatic weapons. Quist made the comments during a March 27 interview with Montana Public Radio. Automatic weapons are already registered, Quist told The Gazette Tuesday during a joint editorial board meeting with Gianforte.
Universal background checks would close the loophole on gun show sales where, because private sellers aren’t federally licensed, background checks aren’t required.
On TV ads, Quist uses a lever action rifle to blast a television playing an attack ad accusing the Creston country bluegrass singer of being anti-gun.
Gianforte told The Gazette he opposes the transfer of federal public lands to states. He said Wednesday evening that as a representative he would try to improve access to federal lands where roads have been closed.
“We’ve had over 20,000 miles of our roads gated in Montana and I would work to reverse that,” Gianforte said.
Gianforte has made his hunting a big part of his social media presence. Wild game is what the family eats, he said. On Twitter, he even shared a photo of a 20-pound sausage stuffer, his outdoorsy Christmas gift to his wife Susan.
Quist does have support from a hunting and fishing group. The Montana Sportsmen Alliance has endorsed Quist as the right candidate for Montana. Member Joe Perry, of Conrad, said Quist is the right choice because the Democrat will oppose the transfer of federal lands to states. Perry said he doesn’t trust Republicans to do the same. Montana’s GOP has written its support of federal lands transfer into its party platform.
Yet in an email from the President of the largest gun ownership organization in Montana, Gary Marbut, President of The Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) critique’s Quist’s TV ad:
There are numerous and some serious problems with the TV gun ad by Montana congressional candidate Rob Quist:
1) Quist keeps his ammo in his shirt pocket. No experienced rifleman or real cowboy would ever do that. Every time he’d bend over, that ammo would fall in the dirt.
2) Quist has his finger on the trigger when he’s not intending to shoot. EVERY kid who ever took Hunter Safety knows that this is a violation of the essential Rules of gun safety. This is dangerous and a bad example for youth and others.
3) Shooting a television set? Only a punk would do this. It leaves a mess of broken glass and possibly hazardous waste to pollute and clutter the environment. That’s littering! Pack it in, pack it out. But it’s guaranteed that Quist never retrieved all the junk from this TV-for-TV shoot; only the larger pieces, at best.
4) Muzzle direction? Quist points his rifle directly at the cameraman AND every viewer, another obvious violation of essential Rules of gun safety and another very bad example. Both Quist (who approved this ad, it declares) and the director appear to be clueless about gun safety and the impact of this ad on others, especially youth looking for an example to follow.
5) Shooting at picture of a real person. Quist shoots at a picture of Quist, readily identifiable, on the TV. This practice is prohibited at most responsible shooting ranges because it’s bad PR for the gun-owning public. (From the published Range Rules of the Deer Creek Shooting Center: “11. PROHIBITED TARGETS: Targets intended to depict real, identifiable, individual people are prohibited.”)
6) Beyond the target. Every rancher has had to repair fence wires cut by bullets from irresponsible shooting. It happens. Quist shooting at the fence beyond the target is another Rules violation (Be sure of your target and what’s beyond.)
7) Eye and ear protection. Quist ignores the standard requirement for eye protection and ear protection when shooting, another bad example.
8) Then there’s Quist’s rifle. It looks awfully clean for an allegedly third generation rifle. I have a Winchester Model 94, .30-30 that belonged to my father that’s not nearly as pretty and unblemished as the one in the Quist ad, because mine was actually used. Is this really a third-generation rifle, or actually a new rifle only obtained as a prop for the ad shoot?
Quist (“APPROVED BY ROB QUIST.”) and whoever designed this ad appear to be pretty clueless about firearms in the real Montana world. They seem to have gotten their information about guns from the artificial world of TV and movies.
The ad producers would likely say, “Gary is just sniping about irrelevant details. This is supposed to be about the message.” NO! Gun safety is absolute, at least within the genuine Montana gun culture. Real flesh-and-blood people get shot and die because clueless and careless others don’t follow the Rules of gun safety. As for any “message,” the “message” I get from this ad is: Irresponsible, uninformed, unreal, untrue, disingenuous, fake.
Those of us who diligently try to educate others about the essential Rules of firearm safety are frustrated by public figures and would-be leaders who so flagrantly violate The Rules, and violate good land stewardship, as a bad example to others. Anti-gun people claim they’re for “gun safety,” yet they freely violate The Rules to publicize bad examples, thereby promoting dangerous practice, not gun safety. They are dangerous to Montana.
Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association