Skip to comments.Obama and Romney misfire on guns (Romney flip-flops, repeats NRA support lie)
Posted on 02/05/2008 12:00:01 PM PST by AFA-Michigan
Mitt Romney was asked about the assault weapons ban on Meet the Press on December 16, 2007.
"I would have supported the original assault weapon ban," Romney said. "I signed an assault weapon ban in Massachusetts governor because it provided for a relaxation of licensing requirements for gun owners in Massachusetts, which was a big plus."
Asked Tim Russert: "So the assault ban that expired here because Congress didnt act on it, you would support?"
"Just as the president said, he would have, he would have signed that bill if it came to his desk, and so would have I," said Romney.
In the last few hours, Romney contradicted that in a podcast interview with Glenn Reynolds and Helen Smith of Instapundit fame.
"I know that a lot of the gun rights folks arent sure about your position on gun rights," asked Smith. "Would you pledge to veto any new gun control bills that come across your desk as President?"
"Yeah," Romney said. "Yeah, I dont support any gun control legislation, the effort for a new assault weapons ban, with a ban on semi-automatic weapons, is something I would oppose. Theres no new legislation that Im aware of or have heard of that I would support. In regards to guns, I think we have enough legislation and should enforce the laws as they exist. I was pleased that when I ran for Governor, I received the endorsement of the NRA and I hope to receive their support now."
In addition to that apparent flip flop, it should be noted that the NRA did NOT endorse Romney when he ran for governor, as his campaign acknowledged when he said it last December.
This is a rank untruth Mr. Romney continues to peddle.
Said Mr. Reynolds: "I'm beginning to question his sincerity."
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...
The Glenn and Helen Show, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008
Romney: "I was pleased that as I ran for Governor, I received the support of the NRA and I hope to receive their support now."
And we all know how pro-Second Amendment the McChurian Candidate is! *rolling eyes*
December 16, 2007
Romney Claims NRA Endorsement He Didn’t Receive
Maybe it was the pressure of the moment. Being under the Tim Russert spotlight can get to anyone. Under Russert’s grilling about guns on this morning’s “Meet the Press,” former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney claimed an endorsement he’d never won.
...”I also was pleased to have the support of the NRA when I ran for governor. I sought it, I seek it now. I’d love to have their support.”
...”I told you what my position was, and what I, what I did as governor; the fact that I received the endorsement of the NRA.”
He was never endorsed by the NRA, and didn’t have their official support during his 2002 gubernatorial campaign. The NRA declined to endorse in that race, as was acknowledged by Romney’s spokesman this morning.
“The NRA did not endorse in the 2002 campaign,” said spokesman Kevin Madden, when asked about Romney’s comments.
“Said Mr. Reynolds: ‘I’m beginning to question his sincerity.’”
(Mr. Reynolds is a slow learner.)
What is Romney’s CURRENT NRA rating?
He can’t help it, he is a Creep.
Least Arizona doesn’t have any bans on ugly guns.
...it should be pointed out that this appears to be yet another example of Obama not being able to get good help.
Why does the article misquote Romney and say he said “endorse”, when your quote says “the support”?
Romney has lied and flip flopped so often that I don’t trust him in the slightest. I believe he’ll sign any gun control measure that comes across his desk and sell out gun owners. I cannot in good conscience vote for the man.
Don't forget how much he loves the 1st Amendment as well.
You’ll have to ask ABC News. I actually listened to the tape.
Either way, Romney continues to intentionally deceive.
But wait. No doubt you can provide a lengthy discourse on the newly-revised meaning of the English words “endorse” and “support” according to the Romney Dictionary of the English Language (Abridged).
Ravingnut: “...candidate smears...”
Grab a box of Kleenex, Raving.
Truth is not a smear. Except, of course, for those who laughingly whine that posting links to audio or videotapes of Romney’s own words coming out of Romney’s own mouth constitutes “distortion,” or in this case, a “smear.”
Baer: “He and some other Freepers are doing the work of the MSM/dimocRAT party.”
As with the Romney campaign itself and other Rom-boughts, the first indication of inability to cover up Romney’s left-wing record is the resort to personally attacking any conservative who dares mention Romney’s left-wing record.
Or in this case, Romney’s ongoing pattern of making statements that are immediately demonstrated to be false.
As in, for a full collection:
Saturday’s is just the latest addition.