I don’t see the “flip-flop” on gun control.
I don’t hunt, but I own guns and can shoot straight and practice often. I’ve never had to point a gun at a human being but I believe in defense of myself and my family I could shoot to kill.
So am I a flip-flopper because I don’t hunt?
I’m just curious what your definition of “flip-flopping on gun control” is.
By the way, I believe the PRIMARY reason for gun rights isn’t to go hunting or even for self-defense but because the US Constitution not only recognizes gun ownership as a HUMAN right but also implies (at least to my way of thinking) that gun ownership is a duty of good citizenship.
But I don’t hunt. So am I a flip-flopper?
Isn't Romney a gun control supporter?
“I dont see the flip-flop on gun control.”
Apparently neither did the cheering crowd at the NRA.
Really? Good to see ya. Mitt Romney claimed to be a lifelong hunter, he lied. Mitt claimed to own a gun, he lied. Mitt at about age 59 suddenly joined the NRA, with a lifetime membership no less.
Mitt Romney said this as he signed a bill as Governor "These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense, They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."
After a series of embarassment and lies and retractions, Mitt Romney was still at it.
Mitt Romney's compulsion to lie is just too powerful for him to control.
"Suddenly, a heavyset man wearing a bright-orange cap entered the room. Mr. Romney, he called out. Eric OrffIm a hunter.
It was a potentially awkward moment. Earlier this year, Romney claimed that hed been a hunter pretty much all my life. A few days later, he said in a statement, Ive hunted small game numerous times. Four days after that, Romney told W. Gardner Selby, of the Austin American-Statesman, Any description of my being a hunter is an overstatement of capability.
Still, he couldnt resist. Youre a hunter? he said to Orff. Well, same here. Good to see ya.
That's ok. Threads like this having nothing to do with the content of the article that is posted. Rather, they are merely opportunities for Romney bashers to trot out their same spam for the umpteenth time, lest they get rusty.
Governor Romney has indeed "flip-flopped" on gun control:
ORLANDO, Fla. -- 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."