He loves shooting watermelons. He loves shooting America’s favorite rifle because, after all, there’s a reason the AR-15 is America’s favorite rifle.
Adam Eichberg is like most folks who try out an AR: he likes it.
Gun owners are finding him a bit hypocritical that he’s now on the paid staff of Mayor Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns lobbying to make all modern firearms illegal.
The Washington Free Beacon released the photo along with the story behind it and it’s swept the nation by storm.
The Watermelon Hunter
Bloomberg-Backed Anti-Gun Lobbyist Enjoys ‘Assault Weapons,’ photo shows
(Washington Free Beacon) – One of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s top gun-control lobbyists in Colorado appears to enjoy firing the very guns he is working to restrict.
Denver-based Headwaters Strategies lobbyist Adam Eichberg participated at a “watermelon shoot” in September 2012 at the farm of Colorado state Sen. Greg Brophy (R.) where he fired a semi-automatic rifle with a high-capacity magazine.
A picture obtained by the Washington Free Beacon shows Eichberg smiling broadly as he shoulders a DPMS .308 rifle with a 20-round magazine.
“I really hate watermelons,” Eichberg said via email when asked for comment.
Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, hired Headwater Strategies in January to lobby for several gun-control bills under consideration by the Colorado legislature. Those bills would ban the future sale, transfer, or manufacture of so-called high-capacity magazines in the state.
“To top it all off, a week after we did the watermelon shoot this last year, the governor was out in eastern Colorado doing a bike tour,” Brophy said. “And the governor comes to my house on Friday night and practically begs to come to my melon shoot next year. A few months later he’s in contact with Bloomberg’s group and planning gun-control measures in Colorado.”