Sorry, I just don’t trust this guy and he is taughted as the Conservative in the pack…
From the Boston Globe:
Former governor Mitt Romney, who once described himself as a supporter of strong gun laws, is distancing himself from that rhetoric now as he attempts to court the gun owners who make up a significant force in Republican primary politics.
In his 1994 US Senate run, Romney backed two gun-control measures strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups: the Brady Bill, which imposed a five-day waiting period on gun sales, and a ban on certain assault weapons.
“That’s not going to make me the hero of the NRA,” Romney told the Boston Herald in 1994.
At another campaign stop that year, he told reporters: “I don’t line up with the NRA.”
And as the GOP gubernatorial candidate in 2002, Romney lauded the state’s strong laws during a debate against Democrat Shannon O’Brien. “We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them,” he said. “I won’t chip away at them; I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.”
Today, as he explores a presidential bid, Romney is sending a very different message on gun issues, which are far more prominent in Republican national politics than in Massachusetts.
He now touts his work as governor to ease restrictions on gun owners. He proudly describes himself as a member of the NRA — though his campaign won’t say when he joined. And Friday, at his campaign’s request, top officials of the NRA and the National Shooting Sports Foundation led him around one of the country’s biggest gun shows.
Romney says he still backs the ban on assault weapons, but he won’t say whether he stands by the Brady Bill. And after the gun show tour, his campaign declined to say whether he would still describe himself as a supporter of tough gun laws.
This man has changes his position on every major issue; I don’t trust him.
On the gun issue, I use the assault weapons ban as a test, if you are for it, you do not get my vote. Why? Because, the language is all based on cosmetics. It has nothing to do with the danger or use of the firearm. Also, the Clinton ban expiring did not cause the rise in use of these weapons on the street.
For all you gun illiterate people out there, there is no difference between a bolt action .308, .223, or etc… Caliber is caliber, the only difference is semi-automatic ( pull the trigger it fires once until the magazine is empty) or a bolt action hunting rifle except having to cycle the bolt on the rifle. Neither is more powerful or destructive than the other.
Get over your fear of guns and one might actually save your life one day…. gun control: hitting your target.
Tancredo for president!