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Bang Bang Kiss Kiss (candidates 2nd Amendment stands)
The American Spectator ^ | December 31, 2007 | Robert VerBruggen

Posted on 12/30/2007 11:03:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

When Americans nominate their presidential candidates next year, the Second Amendment won't be the first thing on their minds. The issue didn't even appear in a recent CNN poll that found that the economy, Iraq, health care, immigration, and terrorism are the nation's biggest concerns.

But in a country where 36 percent of Democrats and 48 percent of Republicans have firearms in their homes, the issue is still a locked and loaded one for candidates of both parties.

Republican presidential hopefuls, as expected, worked hard to win over the members of the National Rifle Association at the organization's convention in September. But even otherwise gun-shy Democrats are expressing Strange New Respect for gun owners.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


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My Lord I hope the NRA endorses Fred soon.
1 posted on 12/30/2007 11:04:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fred Good

Hunter Good

Huckabee Good

All the rest, including Romney, not good.

They try to posture, now that this gun is good, or, I hunt and am a sportsman.

Look at the records.


2 posted on 12/30/2007 11:10:46 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Me too. Go Fred Go!


3 posted on 12/30/2007 11:12:56 PM PST by SatinDoll
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
'2. Will he appoint judges who will strike down gun-control laws? This is especially important because the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of D.C.'s handgun ban next summer. A little judicial-branch muscle in the aftermath of a pro-gun ruling could set the tone for the next several decades, at least.' ============================================================ Image and video hosting by TinyPic
4 posted on 12/30/2007 11:15:20 PM PST by ansel12 (Washington:I cannot tell a lie,Clinton:I cannot tell the truth,Romney:I cannot tell the difference.)
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To: ansel12

My former president with my future president...


5 posted on 12/30/2007 11:16:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well put.


6 posted on 12/30/2007 11:17:30 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As Massachusetts governor, Romney defended the state's "tough gun laws." He waited for his presidential campaign to join the NRA and discover that the Second Amendment protects an individual right. He claims the only gun law he would sign is an assault-weapon ban

Won't vote for ANYONE that would sign another gun ban.

7 posted on 12/30/2007 11:18:55 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I own a couple of guns, but I'm not going to tell you what they are or where they are," ============================================================ Image and video hosting by TinyPic
8 posted on 12/30/2007 11:20:45 PM PST by ansel12 (Washington:I cannot tell a lie,Clinton:I cannot tell the truth,Romney:I cannot tell the difference.)
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To: Domandred
Won't vote for ANYONE that would sign another gun ban.

Me neither. Nor anyone who proposes amnesty.

9 posted on 12/30/2007 11:23:09 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just wonder when the NRA is going to make their endorsement! I think it is about time!! Would think they would do it before January 3rd to help boost the candidate of their choice. Anyone know what is holding the NRA up in making their endorsement?


10 posted on 12/30/2007 11:32:11 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope the NRA endorses Ron Paul.


11 posted on 12/30/2007 11:38:41 PM PST by Chewbacca (Vote Ron Paul for President in 2008!!!!!! The best man for the job!)
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To: seekthetruth
Anyone know what is holding the NRA up in making their endorsement?

Waiting to see which candidate is more likely to win?

12 posted on 12/30/2007 11:58:18 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (The power under the Constitution will always be in the people- George Washington)
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To: Jet Jaguar
You forgot one,

Ron Paul-excellent!

13 posted on 12/30/2007 11:58:51 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (The power under the Constitution will always be in the people- George Washington)
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To: seekthetruth
Just wonder when the NRA is going to make their endorsement!

They already endorsed Romney with a B when he was Governor, why would the NRA rate him lower today?

14 posted on 12/31/2007 2:26:05 AM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Jet Jaguar
" All the rest, including Romney, not good."

Don't look now, but, saying that about Mitt, and you will be called a Mormon basher ( they got their marching orders to do this ) as I have been accused of being a basher of Mormons by stating that Mitt is a liberal.
15 posted on 12/31/2007 2:32:26 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: ansel12

Yes, I trust Fred to appoint the right judges.


16 posted on 12/31/2007 2:34:17 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Chewbacca

if Ron Paul runs on a 3rd party ticket,he will be Hillary’s Ross Perot ................ another Clinton in the White House without 50% of the vote ............


17 posted on 12/31/2007 2:39:58 AM PST by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: shooter223

“if Ron Paul runs on a 3rd party ticket,he will be Hillary’s Ross Perot ................ another Clinton in the White House without 50% of the vote ............”

That’s a fact.


18 posted on 12/31/2007 4:34:23 AM PST by ought-six
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To: Jet Jaguar

Fred is not bad. He however is not that good either. His record is mixed at best. I side with the GOA analysis. A summary of his votes & positions can be found at:
http://gunowners.org/pres08/thompson2.htm

I agree that Hunter and Huckabee are good with regard to 2A issues. Excellent some might say. For some reason, you fail to fail to mention Paul, who has the best 2A record by far. I suggest that you read all of the GOA summaries at:
http://gunowners.org/pres08/


19 posted on 12/31/2007 5:02:03 AM PST by FreeInWV
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To: Jet Jaguar
You are correct. McCain is as much for the 2nd Amendment as he is for the 1st. Remember McCain Feingold. McCain is an embarassment to the party.
20 posted on 12/31/2007 5:50:10 AM PST by marktwain
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To: Jet Jaguar

richardson isn’t bad on this,but he sucks otherwise


21 posted on 12/31/2007 6:58:39 AM PST by steamroller
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To: tiger-one
“They already endorsed Romney with a B when he was Governor, why would the NRA rate him lower today?”

I believe they also rated Fred Thompson with an A when he was Senator, but a rating of all the present candidates would mean rating them against each other wouldn’t it? It gets down to good, better, best. I also think the NRA will consider which candidate they feel is a consistent conservative and has a good chance in winning the nomination. Looks like they are going to wait until after the first few primary states have voted before they make their endorsement. So, guess we will just have to wait and see. Happy New Year!

22 posted on 12/31/2007 7:10:48 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: seekthetruth
Romney with a B was either a big mistake, or a slight of hand
23 posted on 12/31/2007 8:00:45 AM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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