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Santorum's Liberal Record on Gun Rights
Conservative Declaration ^ | 3 January 2012 | Jack Hunter

Posted on 01/03/2012 10:12:10 AM PST by randomhero97

A press release from Dudley Brown, Executive Director of the National Association for Gun Rights:

The fact is, Rick Santorum does have a long history of supporting gun control. In the 90s, he voted to support the Lautenberg Gun Ban, which stripped law-abiding gun owners of their Second Amendment rights for life, simply because they spanked their children or did nothing more than grab a spouses wrist.

He voted for a bill in 1999 disguised as an attempt to increase penalties on drug traffickers with guns… but it also included a provision to require federal background checks at gun shows. And then he voted with gun-controlling Democrats Dianne Fienstein and Frank Lautenberg to mandate locks on handguns in 2005.

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1 posted on 01/03/2012 10:12:11 AM PST by randomhero97
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To: randomhero97

Should be in breaking news.


2 posted on 01/03/2012 10:14:35 AM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: randomhero97

Boy you liberals are so scared of Santorum! I love it!!!! Go Santorum! The ONLY moral Conservative running and will win the nomination. Bachmann is awesome too.


3 posted on 01/03/2012 10:14:40 AM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: randomhero97

http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/NewsReleases.aspx?id=7175


4 posted on 01/03/2012 10:16:39 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: napscoordinator

If they can convince any moderates Santorum is liberal for the general election, that would be quite the feat. However it is total bs.


5 posted on 01/03/2012 10:19:23 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: randomhero97

Per www.ontheissues.org:

Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
Voted NO on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Voted YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
Voted YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)


6 posted on 01/03/2012 10:19:38 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: randomhero97

http://www.ontheissues.org/Domestic/Rick_Santorum_Gun_Control.htm


7 posted on 01/03/2012 10:20:11 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: randomhero97

Nice try,Paulbot.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 10:20:42 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: randomhero97
Rick Santorum on the issues (source--www.ontheissues.org):

Not without his share of faults, but no other candidate reaches this far to the conservative side.

9 posted on 01/03/2012 10:22:50 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: randomhero97
Noot voted for the same bill, the last I heard.
10 posted on 01/03/2012 10:23:29 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: napscoordinator
Boy you liberals are so scared of Santorum!

Nice assumption. This is what I would like some reasoning for:

Rick Santorum came to anti-gun Arlen Specter’s defense in 2004 when he was down in the polls against pro-gun Republican Pat Toomey

He also supported and openly campaigned for anti-gun New Jersey governor, Christine Todd Whitman.
11 posted on 01/03/2012 10:23:29 AM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: randomhero97
Jack Hunter = Ron Paul acolyte
12 posted on 01/03/2012 10:24:18 AM PST by Theoria
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To: randomhero97

Oh brother. I guess Newt must really be a big liberal then. He is for abortion for sure since he endorsed scuzzynova. Just because he endorsed Arlen does not mean he believes in every idea that Arlen has. That is absurd.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 10:25:39 AM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: Theoria
That is very true.

Like I said, what I want to know is his reasoning for supporting Arlen Specter and Christine Whitman.
14 posted on 01/03/2012 10:27:09 AM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: randomhero97

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53947.html


15 posted on 01/03/2012 10:28:12 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: randomhero97

Dudley WhatsHIsName, says that Santorum is weak on gun rights. Because of that one issue, gun nuts will hate the guy. How about the Republican, Conservative and Independent crowd just publicly show some unified support for one of them and not give the MSM and their liberal counterparts more ammunition, no pun intended, to discredit and further divide folks.

So, now folks may be saying, “I would vote for him, but he doesn’t want me to have that Dillon Mini gun, so I guess I’ll just sit this one out to make a statement and wait until the next election. Maybe we’ll get someone more supportive then”.

Say Santorum has shown a weak record toward gun rights. Is his record weaker than the current office holder?


16 posted on 01/03/2012 10:30:05 AM PST by qaz123
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To: randomhero97

What I want to know is: Can he take office and at least try to do what needs to be done to make this country what it once was? That is all.

Issues like gun control are decided upon by members of Congress. If he’s the Conservative/Republican that he’s saying he is, then he’ll prove it. Maybe by allowing the States to set their own rules.

I think no matter who he supported, I doubt he’s going to be the first signature on any UN Smalll Arms Treaty or push to get rid of the 2nd Amendment.


17 posted on 01/03/2012 10:33:59 AM PST by qaz123
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To: randomhero97
I'm from PA, and know Santorum {met him in 92} and while I'm not supporting him now {Newt is my current guy}, I can tell you that Rick is not a gun grabber.

Every local {Western PA} sportman's hunting and/or shooting club have been supporters of Santorum.

I don't know about every law or rider that he voted for, but Rick Santorum as President will not try to get rid of the 2ND Amendment or our rights as gun owners.

I own dozens of guns {errr, used to before the great canoe splash}, and I'm not worried about Santorum grabbing our guns, ain't happening.

18 posted on 01/03/2012 10:45:17 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: USS Alaska

Thank you for your common sense comment.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 11:34:37 AM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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20 posted on 01/03/2012 11:44:37 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: randomhero97
Gun Owners of America grades on the Republican Presidential nominees:

Ron Paul A+
Rick Perry A
Michelle Bachmann A
Rick Santorum B-
Newt Gingrich C
Mitt Romney D-

21 posted on 01/03/2012 12:45:43 PM PST by distressed
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To: randomhero97
You asked:
Rick Santorum came to anti-gun Arlen Specter’s defense in 2004 when he was down in the polls against pro-gun Republican Pat Toomey

He also supported and openly campaigned for anti-gun New Jersey governor, Christine Todd Whitman.


These are really twisted out of context straw-man questions which really side-step the false claim that Santorum is anti-gun. Santorum coming to defend Specter in liberal Pennsylvania against who? Interesting that you leave the whole context out of your question but make a point of saying Specter was 'anti-gun' ... remember the discussion is about Santorum!!!! ;-)

Same problem with your off-topic question on Christine Whitman ... did you go to DNC training on these questions? ;-)
22 posted on 01/03/2012 12:54:49 PM PST by AgThorn (the people that work for a living are out voted by the people that vote for a living ....)
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