The NRA is a group that fights for gun legislation in all sorts of ways. Without a defined goal for guns, gun protect becomes an organization rife with contradictions and is seen as extreme. The consice mission of hunting keeps the AHSA under the radar and a more succinct group that isn't a politically monitored.
The American Hunters and Shooters Association is more moderate than the NRA simply because no one gets that organization's opinions on gun control laws when a mass shooting happens. The NRA is older, more divisive and more opinionated than the AHSA. Plus, the AHSA has only been in existence since 2005, so it doesn't have nearly as much clout as the NRA.
In my experience the American Hunters and Shooter Association is a more politically moderate organization when compared tot he National Rifle Association. The National Rifle Association has been known to directly speak out far more often, even if their message contains controversial undertones, as it did after the shootings at Columbine.
I believe that both are politically moderate. The NRA is politically moderate because they give money to both Republicans and Democrats in an attempt to gain support from both sides of the aisle. However, I do believe that the American Hunters and Shooters Association is less involved in trying to influence politicians than the NRA is.
No they are not politically moderate, the National Rifle Association is just a lot more proactive in their fights. The National Rifle Association makes themselves heard over every firearm issue, and believes very strongly that there should not be anymore gun control here in this nation, which I completely agree with.