Skip to comments.(Fred)Thompson Speaks Against Gun Control(Miami,FL)
Posted on 09/15/2007 5:08:16 PM PDT by kellynla
On the day South Florida mourned a slain police officer, Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson stopped in Miami and stuck firmly to his guns over what he says is the unnecessary call for limiting the right to bear arms. ''I do not think that abrogating Second Amendment rights is a good idea,'' the Republican said at the Versailles restaurant in Little Havana.
''The amount of violence created on the street by these kinds of weapons is very, very small,'' Thompson said. ``It's too bad. It's horrendous. Any kind -- whether it's a knife or an IED or a gun -- innocent people, especially law enforcement officers, are vulnerable all the time; we know that. But on balance, you've got to ask what is good for society and what does the Second Amendment say.''
Though such a position after the Thursday slaying of Miami-Dade police officer Jose Somohano will make Thompson the target of gun-control advocates, it's all but guaranteed to shore up his already strong support among gun-rights supporters. Gun-show promoter Victor Bean, for instance, is granting Thompson's campaign exclusive access to his shows.
Thompson, a former actor, lobbyist and U.S. senator from Tennessee, tours a Lakeland gun show Saturday. And he headlined a New Port Richey Reagan Day Dinner Friday evening, where a Colt .45 was to be raffled off.
Thompson made his remarks concerning guns to reporters and not supporters at Versailles. He later mentioned the need for strong Second Amendment rights during a speech in Cape Coral, on the Gulf Coast, where the crowd applauded.
In Miami, Thompson's tone was also less sharp when it came to curbing illegal immigration. He went to extra lengths to laud immigrants before he called for stronger border security, winning applause.
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I only hope & pray to God he does a better job of it than the present one!
Semper Fi, Kelly
I think he’ll make a perfect president.
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LOL let 'em try it. Gun control is a losing issue that's why all the Dim candidates avoided it last year.
Tommy Gun has my vote!
If the US is work soldiers dieing in Iraq and Afghanistan, it should be worth illegal aliens dieing on the border.
With proper fences, the criminals will still try to get over. They will attack the proper fences with explosives, by undermining, and by shooting at our Border Patrol.
When that happens the US must respond with overwhelming deadly force, advance a mile, then build a new border fence. Eventually, Mexico will either decide that they wish to try to defeat us, or they will help secure the border.
You freepers who vowed to "teach the republicans a lesson" and let the dimRats back in power - take a look at what you have helped wrought.
Don't start that cr*p again. We need to defeat our first and most dangerous enemies - the dimRAts. If hitlery and gang gets in, you will have a lot lot more to worry about than the border...(You may even want to cross the border yourself to escape the USSA - United Socialist States of America) but you wont be able to talk about it = for free speech will be dead.
Let's not fall back into that cut our noses off to spite our faces.
Do not start the BORDER mantra again. First, we need to get our man in the WH
We got our man in the WH.
How much good did it do? How is that fence coming?