Dan Cooper was asked to resign his position with the rifle company he founded after the following story broke in the general media and swept through the firearms comunity.
Cooper has stepped down as CEO and is no longer associated with Cooper Arms.
Somethimes you've just got to wonder what the Hell some people are thinking – if they're thinking at all.
Maybe Cooper drank the Kool-aid from the National Hunters and Shooters Association, the Democrat/Brady front group posing as a gun and hunters rights organization. Whatever the reason for his decision, it has cost him and could destroy the company he built just because his name is still on it.
Here's the original story:
WASHINGTON — Dan Cooper, a proud member of the National Rifle Association, has backed Republicans for most of his life. He's the chief executive of Cooper Arms, a small Montana company that makes hunting rifles.
Cooper said he voted for George W. Bush in 2000, having voted in past elections for every Republican presidential nominee back to Richard Nixon. In October 1992, he presented a specially made rifle to the first President. Bush during a Billings campaign event.
This year, Cooper has given $3,300 to the campaign of Democrat Barack Obama. That's on top of the $1,000 check he wrote to Obama's U.S. Senate campaign in 2004, after he was dazzled by Obama's speech at that year's Democratic National Convention.