If you haven’t seen Bozeman Daily Chronicle reporter Troy Carter’s new “406 Politics” blog, check it out.
Carter recently wrote that Montana Governor Steve Bullock has tapped an East Coast liberal political operative to run his campaign.
Eric Hyers, who led Democrat Gina Raimondo to a 2014 gubernatorial victory in Rhode Island, will head Bullock’s reelection effort. Hyers also managed two winning campaigns for Congressman David Cicilline, D-Rhode Island, in 2010 and 2012.
A quick scroll through Hyers’ Twitter account revealed a couple interesting things, including that he’s obsessed with cats and that he hasn’t updated his profile yet.
It also revealed that he hates Second Amendment rights and would take away Montanans’ guns if given the chance.
By “assault weapons” and “military-style weapons,” what he’s really referring to are popular hunting and sporting rifles that are usually semi-automatic and “look scary,” even though they’re less powerful than the average bolt action hunting rifle.
“Banning” these types of rifles would of course mean confiscating the thousands of these weapons owned by law abiding, responsible Montana gun owners. It would also mean shutting down the Montana businesses who employ hundreds of our hard working neighbors and are making some of the best rifles on the market.
You would think Montana Democrats would have learned from their experience with Amanda Curtis last election cycle, the crazy gun-hating communist who was thrown up as a sacrificial lamb against Steve Daines following John Walsh’s disgraceful fall during the campaign.
Instead, it looks like anti-gun candidates and staffers are becoming the new norm in the Montana Democrat Party.
Bullock will have explaining to do if he wants to win the votes of Montana gun owners (read: most of the electorate).
As for Hyers, “Welcome to Montana. Now please go home.”