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Romney Renews His Support For Gun Control, 23 July: "That's the kind of legislation I like"
27 Jul 12 | Xzins

Posted on 07/27/2012 6:19:33 AM PDT by xzins

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To: Slings and Arrows

Here is his contact page for comments:

http://www.mittromney.com/forms/other


101 posted on 07/27/2012 11:49:03 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: P-Marlowe; Vernon

I agree

Anybody but Obama

Virgil Goode is not Obama

Therefore, he qualifies, it would seem.

Furthermore, he is a lifelong pro-life, pro-God, pro-gun, conservative, something that Romney is not.


102 posted on 07/27/2012 11:51:09 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ZULU

Hi Zulu.

I hold no ill will for those conservatives who have concluded that ABO is the way they have to go. I did that in the past, but not this time because of Romney’s pro-abortion, pro-homosexualism, pro big government health care, and pro-gun control history.

I strongly encourage you to contact his organization about his anti-2d amendment comments. Sometimes I think he’s trying to play to both sides, maybe sending subtle messages that he can deny, but that cause liberals to decide to support him. Who knows what goes on in his evaluating?

In any case, I appreciate your honesty and willingness to hold his feet to the fire.

If Romney gets worse or if you’re in a blue state, where there’s a snowball’s chance of his winning (California, for example) let me encourage you to vote for Virgil Goode, a lifelong conservative.

That would strengthen an alternative conservative party and would perhaps get the attention of the GOP-E.


103 posted on 07/27/2012 11:57:31 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

> Here is his contact page for comments:

Thanks - message sent:

Dear Mr Romney,

It was with some concern that I heard you quoted as saying the following:

...the [Assault Weapons] law that we signed in Massachusetts was a combination of efforts both on the part of those that were for additional gun rights and those that opposed gun rights,...Where there are opportunities for people of reasonable minds to come together and find common ground, that’s the kind of legislation I like. (http://www.nbcuniversal.presscentre.com/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=11599&NewsAreaId=2)

I was tentatively planning on voting for you in November, but I cannot and will not vote for any candidate who supports increasing the number of gun control laws in effect in any form. I strongly urge you to clarify your position immediately.

Sincerely,
[Slings and Arrows]


104 posted on 07/27/2012 11:58:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: marktwain; fatnotlazy
Romney is not ideologically committed to progressivism.

ROTFLMAO!!!

I take it you have not looked at his record...

105 posted on 07/27/2012 12:00:20 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

To the point and clear, Slings. I appreciate your integrity.

Romney should have to work for your vote; he shouldn’t have the impression that it’s his because you have no place else to go, and that he can, therefore, ignore you and move to the left.

Excellent letter, FRiend!


106 posted on 07/27/2012 12:02:15 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Thank you.

I would encourage everyone to write their own letters, and if you live in a swing state make sure to indicate so in the state box. A letter from Florida will carry much more weight than one from California or Texas.


107 posted on 07/27/2012 12:08:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Drew68; dirtboy
To be fair, even Bush said he's sign an Assault Weapons Ban if congress put one on his desk.

'Even Bush' implies that he is somehow a standard for Conservatism. Bush was no Conservative. And neither was his daddy.

108 posted on 07/27/2012 12:08:32 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: xzins; Jim Robinson; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; cva66snipe; Elvina; Finny; greyfoxx39; Hilda; ...
Mitt Romney actually said on Monday -- this past Monday -- that when he can get legislators to agree on gun control, then "that's the kind of legislation I like."!

Then what he is saying is that ANY gun control legislation that can actually get passed is "the kind of legislation" Romney likes.

So if congress got together and voted to ban all semi automatic pistols or revolvers with more than 4 rounds, then Romney would have to say "that's the kind of legislation I like."

Every day Romney gives me another reason to vote for Virgil Goode.

109 posted on 07/27/2012 12:12:57 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: jagusafr
>>We are so screwed.<<

Why do you say that? Honestly, would you surrender your firearms to someone who came to your door in an official capacity with the belief they had the authority to demand them from you or would you resist?

If you would in fact surrender them, then you do deserve to live on your knees in submission.

Just who do you think would re-arm America if we do surrender our weapons to the government officials?

Any official who orders that the civilians of these United States must surrender their firearms is in fact an enemy of the US Constitution and deserves whatever hostilities can be brought forth against him or her.

110 posted on 07/27/2012 12:14:22 PM PDT by B4Ranch (There's Two Choices... Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered .)
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To: P-Marlowe; Alamo-Girl; Jim Robinson; cripplecreek; cva66snipe; Elvina; Finny; greyfoxx39; Hilda
Mitt Romney actually said on Monday -- this past Monday -- that when he can get legislators to agree on gun control, then "that's the kind of legislation I like."!

P-Marlowe: Then what he is saying is that ANY gun control legislation that can actually get passed is "the kind of legislation" Romney likes.

Your conclusion is solid, P-M. He's basically saying, "If it gets to my desk, then I'll sign it."

111 posted on 07/27/2012 12:26:43 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: B4Ranch

You’ve skipped over quite a few steps to get from my concern that our government no longer represents us to your assumption that I would ever willingly give up my arms.


112 posted on 07/27/2012 12:28:46 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well-stated, FRiend. I am certain you will receive a response. (In my experience there is *always* a response.) It will be interesting (and telling) to see if it is a placating and non-commital one. Either way, please share.


113 posted on 07/27/2012 12:32:11 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: jagusafr; B4Ranch

I agree with Jag. B4, You’ve taken his post, which was about how Mitt Romney is a miserable choice on this gun issue, which is AN ENDORSEMENT OF GUN OWNERSHIP, and turned it 180 degrees on its head, A WILLINGNESS TO ACQUIESCE ON GUN OWNERSHIP.

Perhaps you misunderstood him and read something in a way it wasn’t intended.


114 posted on 07/27/2012 12:35:05 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: B4Ranch; jagusafr; xzins
Honestly, would you surrender your firearms to someone who came to your door in an official capacity with the belief they had the authority to demand them from you or would you resist?

The proper response to any officious bureaucratic busybody who shows up at your door demanding your firearm is that you will keep your firearm, but if they don't leave your property immediately you will gladly surrender the ammunition you have in the firearm.

115 posted on 07/27/2012 12:42:28 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: ZULU

Thank you, Zulu. I will certainly be a thorn in Romney's side. It will be a battle with or without success to even attempt holding a progressive liberal's feet to a conservative fire. But, that "R" behind his name says we must try, whether we anticipate success or not.

Most of the ABO folks I talk to are in the same boat as you -- so disgusted with Obama that anything else will do. Sometimes, however, when they see our do-over time frame is a decade away with Romney installed, and only four years away with Obama, or Paul, or Goode installed, they begin to feel otherwise. If you sincerely believe Romney's feet can be held to the fire, then your vote for him is not mis-cast, and I support your decision even if I disagree with it.

When I review Romney's history, I see a gun-grabbing, healthcare-rationing, baby-sacrificing, homosexual-advocating, bailout-providing liberal. He's spent his lifetime digging that rut, and I sincerely do not believe he will reform overnight just for having won this election. As such, I cannot support him. I find him woefully inadequate to represent conservatives, and I don't want to wait a decade and more for a do-over.


116 posted on 07/27/2012 12:53:56 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real

Thank you. If I get a response I will certainly post it.


117 posted on 07/27/2012 12:59:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jagusafr; xzins

In re-reading the thread I believe you are correct. I apologize for my error in assuming that perhaps you might acquiesce to an illegal demand.


118 posted on 07/27/2012 1:34:45 PM PDT by B4Ranch (There's Two Choices... Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered .)
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To: xzins

There is quite simply no possible way to gloss it over - Romney’s record on 2nd Amendment issues stinks.

End of story.


119 posted on 07/27/2012 2:51:03 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

His words should cause Romney supporters to shut down his servers with angry responses.


120 posted on 07/27/2012 2:54:00 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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"Let’s get the record straight. First of all, there’s no question that I support 2nd Amendment rights, but I also support an assault weapon ban.

Look, I’ve been governor in a pretty tough state. You’ve heard of blue states. In the toughest of blue states, I made the toughest decisions and did what was right for America.
I have conservative values. ”

~ Mitt Romney



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121 posted on 07/27/2012 2:58:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: xzins

Thanks for the ping, FRiend


122 posted on 07/27/2012 3:22:11 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: trisham; xzins; wagglebee
I made the toughest decisions and did what was right for America. I have conservative values. ” ~ Mitt Romney

Correction:

I made the toughest MOST EXPEDIENT decisions and did what was right for America MY OWN POLITICAL CAREER. I have conservative CHICAGO values. ” ~ Mitt Romney

123 posted on 07/27/2012 4:34:12 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe; xzins; wagglebee

Thanks, P-Marlowe. :)


124 posted on 07/27/2012 4:58:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: roamer_1
'Even Bush' implies that he is somehow a standard for Conservatism. Bush was no Conservative. And neither was his daddy.

And Reagan himself signed in to law the Hughes Amendment.

125 posted on 07/27/2012 5:12:52 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Good-bye you troubled, lying supporter of that lying, left-wing Progressive Liberal Mitt Romney!

FreeRepublic is much better without the trash you were so fond of spewing.


126 posted on 07/27/2012 6:49:20 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Kevmo

“***Why not vote Republican? I’ll be writing in Sarah.”

Republican and conservative are not synonymous terms. If anything, the gop honors conservatism in the breach. If even then. The third parties are actually running some solid conservatives. Better to vote for them instead of wasting my vote on a kinder, gentler anti-gun socialist

Sarah decided not to run: she’s not on the ballot. It’s her decision and I respect it. I don’t see the point in voting for someone who has said they don’t want the job.


127 posted on 07/27/2012 6:55:40 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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To: xzins
Romney is fixing to loose the election much the same way Dole lost and Bush would have if Gore hadn't been scandal tainted. The GOP never fairs well with a Moderate as POTUS. Even if by some miracle the GOP gained both houses it would still be a functional One Party System much like it was under W's two terms with a two house majority.

Both Romney and Obama are wrong on the most important issues. The election of either will produce one and trhe same outcome. The most important peaceful means we have to express our dissent is with our vote. In this case in faith that for the sake of a few our nation can be salvaged I can not in clear conscience vote for either man. As of right now the only clear choice I see too vote for is Virgil Goode. Let the opposition political party begin.

128 posted on 07/27/2012 9:02:32 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe
I can not in clear conscience vote for either man. As of right now the only clear choice I see too vote for is Virgil Goode. Let the opposition political party begin.

I'm totally with you, CVA!

129 posted on 07/27/2012 9:26:30 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: B4Ranch

I appreciate it. And I understand your position were that to have been the case. I’m having a FB “conversation” with a former cop friend (former cop, not former friend) who is adamant that “reasonable limits” (no 100-round “clips” (argh), no automatic weapons) be placed on our gun ownership rights. The guy booked Constitutional Law our first year - I asked him “where does it say ‘shall not be unreasonably abridged’?” No answer yet.

jagusafr


130 posted on 07/28/2012 10:01:36 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: jagusafr

Some items such as the 30 or 100-round “clips” (argh) suppressors, helmets, body armor and automatic weapons are items I view as serious combat defensive items. I want everyone to be allowed to buy and practice using them but I would prefer they not be allowed as open carry in mixed company.

Mixed company being children, women and impressionable age teenagers. Parents can teach their kids how and when to use them, women meaning wives, moms and grandmoms are all capable of determining if they wish to be in the vicinity of such items.


131 posted on 07/28/2012 12:29:36 PM PDT by B4Ranch (There's Two Choices... Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered .)
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To: TheOldLady

What was he zotted for? Being a supporter of Romney over Soetoro? RIDICULOUS! That’s why I stopped posting. I’m not afraid to admit it, I have every intention of voting for Romney. Am I thrilled with him? Hell NO! But anybody is better than the Marxist Kenyan homo usurper. So now Freepers get zotted for defending Romney over Soetoro?
I’ll be back after the elections.... maybe.. or maybe not. I have no interest in any forum that wants to help the Kenyan get re-elected. Sorry, that’s how I feel.


132 posted on 07/29/2012 6:44:35 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: mojitojoe

Why are you asking me? You are well aware that I have no say in those decisions. Are you sure that you want to be on the ping list?


133 posted on 07/29/2012 7:14:23 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: mojitojoe

I believe it was for personalizing his disagreements with Romney non-supporters.

I’m not real sure, though, because I didn’t see the offending posts. However, I’d say it was a personalized attack that began with something like, “You love Obama since you’re not supporting Romney.”

It is an unfair attack in itself, but sometimes it gets overblown into a full scale attack. And the logic isn’t accurate in any case.

If I love beef and don’t want pork or chicken, then my voting for neither, but insisting on beef doesn’t mean I support chicken because I haven’t sided with pork.


134 posted on 07/31/2012 5:57:32 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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