You might be a little miffed if you found out a gun or ammo company was donating serious money to virulently anti-gun politicians’ re-election campaigns, right?
Of course, companies have every right to donate to whomever they want, so too we have the right to spend our money with whomever we want. And the makers of “Ted Nugent Ammo” probably aren’t going to be on that list after you find out they donated $7,500 to N.Y. Governor Cuomo’s campaign fund.
ALBANY (NY Daily News)— National pro-gun groups have largely holstered their checkbooks since the passage of Gov. Cuomo’s tough gun control law early last year.
…Surprisingly, the biggest donation, $7,500 from Buffalo-based bullet maker Pierce Munitions, went to Cuomo in June of last year — six months after the gun law passed.
A little further digging found that their check, (numbered 1594 for those keeping track) “ANDREW CUOMO 2014, INC.”
Here’s a picture of the company’s founder:
Pierce Munitions took to Facebook shortly after this story went to press and they began getting angry pushback from gun owners – especially gun owners in New York State.
Regarding the June, 2013 donation to Governor Cuomo:
The donation was given in support of the Buffalo Billion pledge that Governor Cuomo made for Western New York. Because our area has been traditionally depressed economically, this has brought on a building renaissance in Buffalo. As a small, start up company in the Buffalo region, we support other entrepreneurs and initiatives that grow our region, helping to employ our friends and family.
So they sold out their gun owner customers for a government handout?
Sounds like Andy Wright should have kept his career as an ad executive, because once word of his (edit: company’s) penchant for donating to the enemy gets out, business is going to be slow.
(Edit 2: Andy Wright says he doesn’t own the company. See the follow up story.)