With all the “grades” being issued by the National Rifle Association (NRA) for Montana political candidates I’d like to offer some perspective on this highly partisan organization.
I am 74 years old and have hunted for nearly 60 years in Montana. When I was honored to be elected as a Democrat to the Montana House of Representatives back in the 1990s I earned a “D” rating from the NRA the entire time I was in office. The Republican gentleman who defeated me in my fourth bid for re-election had never hunted, fished or owned a gun but received an “A” rating from the NRA.
So when highly-qualified candidates…. such as Kathleen Williams, Steve Bullock or Mike Cooney…. offer to serve us in public office, take their NRA “grades” with a grain of salt and a tablespoon of skepticism.