New DWTS “Paper Moose” Controversy

Last week, to get in the mood for our Dancing with the Stars quick step to “Redneck Woman,” Mark and I went to a shooting range.

Twitchy reports on some of the Twitter backlash against me, because I shot a paper target imprinted with the image of the moose.  Not a moose, mind you.  But a moose outline.

Guess what, paper moose lovers?  It gets worse than that.  A few weeks ago, my dad took Willow and me on a moose hunt.  In case you who don’t know where food comes from, this is what keeps our freezers full at home.

If who’ve never been to a range, don’t knock what you haven’t tried.  When you do it right, target shooting is safe and a whole lot of fun.

As for those whose hearts are full of compassion for paper, I can assure you that the targets don’t feel a thing.

See you at the range!

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  • Karry

    They are upset about shooting a paper moose target? Really? Some people need to get a life! It amazes me how much some stupid, petty, small mined, idiots hate everything the Palins do, say and think just because Sarah Palin ran for Vice-President and they don’t like her politics. I’m happy that the Palin family has enough guts to stand up to these people and keep living their lives. I think the USA is better off with the Palins and more people like them!

  • David

    Good shooting, Bristol. Looking forward to seeing you and Mark dance next week.

  • Joanne

    Bristol, I’ve been supporting you from your first appearance on DWTS and you were fantastic. You and Mark were soooooo so good and I was so glad you were both in the final. You deserved to be. Sadly, there are a lot of people out there that will judge you. If they would TRY and think that: “what if Bristol was my sister?cousin?wife?best friend?” would they talk that way about you? I doubt they would. Dont let them make you feel guilty for the way you live your life. No one has a right to judge you or anyone for that matter. Only God can judge us.
    Good luck with DWTS-all stars. You look great. Mark takes good care of you and that shows. You both have my votes…and what has dancing got to do with politics anyway???? Love ya Bristol . Love Joanne from Greece xxx

  • Terri

    You GO GIRL………. Can’t wait to see you guys next week. These people that talk about you need to get a life!

  • karefromny

    I am not really use to this gun thing. Living in New York, i can honestly say i have never shot a gun before. Lately people been talking about it and the more i talk to people, i realize how many people like to go shooting. I only found out my cousin has guns and goes to shooting range all the time. My sister has guns but doesn’t use them that often. I am like, i am missing out on something.
    My oldest daughter is dating a NAVY guy from Oklahoma. Where as you know, everyone has a gun. So he comes home and visit and he brings some of his guns with him, to take us all to the shooting range. Don’t ask what type of rifles. He has told me many times, but means nothing to me. Some are easy to shoot, others are powerful.
    It was so much fun. It was an outdoor range here on Long Island, NY.
    I went with some of my kids, my nephews went, my sister came. We had a blast.

    So, i agree with you. Don’t knock it until you try it. It was a great family afternoon at the shooting range.

  • speppers69

    Bristol….one of the people defending you on Twitchy made a comment that is right on target….pun intended. He said that if you had been shooting a picture of an unborn child instead of a paper moose….they wouldn’t have said a single word.

    And I’m really sorry that you and your family have to be under constant threats from these people. The report about the “package” being left at your studio is awful and you and your family shouldn’t have to put up with this kind of thing. I pray that you and your family will be safe. And by the looks of that target….maybe THEY are the ones that should be afraid! I sure hope you’re packin’!! :-)

    • Miroslaba

      Hi Bristol:
      Love, love, love the cream color cowboy boots you wore on your western dance, can you help me with some information about them, and where can I buy them.
      Thank you.

  • speppers69

    “Made up controversy”, huh?

    http://twitchy.com/2012/10/03/nancy-lee-grahns-bristol-palin-freak-out-continues-links-moose-to-aurora-massacre/
    http://twitchy.com/2012/10/02/anti-gun-crybabies-horrified-that-bristol-palin-shot-a-moose-a-paper-moose/

    And I guess the suspicious package that was left at the DWTS studio was also another “made up controversy”.

    http://www.hollywood.com/news/Suspicious_package_was_warning_about_Bristol_Palin__report/41683701

    And I’m sure the convicted stalkers were ALSO “made up” controversies, right? It’s funny how only haters and bullies visit and comment on the sites of people they don’t like.

    • Fado

      In wouldn’t be surprised if the Palins sent that package themselves. Anything for attention and controversy. Kind of like when Sarah Palin claimed that Bristol and Palin had been threatened at school when she was a governor and yet Sarah and Todd never bothered reporting it to the school
      or the police because no record could be found. Typical.

  • ron

    Most people live in disneyland and have no common sense,you go girl i am very proud of of you and your accomplishments,when i was younger i only wish i could have met a woman like you,those complainers have nothing better to do ,so they mind everyone elses business,shows how messed up society is ,everyone should stay in own backyard and world would be a better place,thanks for all the great work on DWTS,good luck,you ll get extra votes from me now.

  • Crystal

    Hey you can always come visit us in Johnson County Kansas where we’ve returned to the Wild, Wild West! It’s lawful again to openly carry – haven’t seen any moose lately, though. lol – lots of dear and coon, though. For the record, I’ve never hunted or shot any living thing, but I believe if the meat isn’t wasted and it provides food for us as humans, then it’s acceptable. I wonder if these people think about the way their beef got on that fast food hamburger they’re eating while twittering about you shooting at a paper moose. Just assign them an “ID 10 T” and move on down the mountain. Go get um this Monday.

  • Eddie

    Bristol- I know you’ve dealt with threats in the past. But, I just saw a news bit about another suspect powder package with a threat message. I’m sure you’re uneasy about it. Understandably so. I’m sure millions are praying for your safety. Keep your head up.


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