Skip to comments.NRA endorses Romney as ‘only hope’ for firearms freedom
Posted on 10/05/2012 12:13:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed Mitt Romney for president late Thursday.
NRA Executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris Cox will formally announce the endorsement at a Romney rally in Virginia later Thursday evening. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will also be on hand.
In this election, there is no debate, LaPierre said in a statement. There is only one choice only one hope to save our firearms freedom and our way of life.
The endorsement is not surprising the NRA has a history of supporting conservative candidates, who traditionally support strong gun rights.
Today, we live in an America that is getting harder to recognize every day led by a President who mocks our values, belittles our faith, and is threatened by our freedom, Cox said in a statement.
Gun rights became a campaign issue earlier in the year after a mass shooting at a movie theater in Colorado.
The late-night shooting at a crowded premier for "The Dark Knight Rises" left 12 dead and dozens wounded has rekindled calls by some on the left to push for stricter gun laws.
The semi-automatic rifle, an AR-15, was illegal under federal law until a ban on it was lifted in 2004.
I still believe that the Second Amendment is the right course to preserve and defend and don't believe that new laws are going to make a difference in this type of tragedy, Romney said at the time.
Wasn't that, "illegal to transfer"? Weren't all the existing rifles grandfathered in? Kalifornia is so screwed up that I don't even recall exactly what the federal law was.
“Obama will have to fight against a Republican Congress.”
Yeah that’s really held the Kenyan back so far. Did you miss all the czars, executive orders, Holder?
I think you need to keep up with current events. You either don’t pay attention, don’t care or you work for the other team. You make no sense whatsoever and saying it over and over again will never make it true.
Romney: “I have five sons, so I’m used to having people say something to me that isn’t quite true ... and that repeating it again and again will make it so.”
Yeah. And probably only a transfer through an FFL. Private sale should have been cool. Good catch. Journalists seem to believe that all “assault rifles” disappeared during the ban.
I just dont understand why you want to give the message to Romney that he has free reign to impose leftism on this country.
The message that you are sending is let Obama win to impose his Marxism on the country. I don't think you mean that but that is what can be implied.
“Pre-ban” weapons and “pre-ban” “high-capacity” magazines (those manufactured and possessed by civilians before September 13, 1994) were legal for sale and transfer to other civilians. Several states passed their own AWB laws (with no sunset date), most of which mirrored the federal AWB.
So, all the Democrats had to get you to abandon conservatism was elect Obama? They are tricky.
Wow, you are the first Romney pounder to actually mentions this. (albeit after I pressed you several times) Pretty much everyone is going on about how great he is and giving him a blank check.
Since you are suggesting we put a Socialist in charge of the country, and someone who wants to push conservatives into a 3rd party, what exactly do you propose to stop him?
Your posts are just silly.
NRA president, David Keene, wrote in the SEP 2012 edition of the American Hunter: Jim Wallace, Executive Director of the MA Gun Owners Action League (GOAL) and an NRA committee member says without equivocation that during Romney's administration "no anti-second Amendment or anti-sportsmen legislation made it to the governor's desk and the governor managed to sign 5 pro-Second Amendment/pro-sportsmen bills into law." That, says Wallace, must be considered an extraordinary achievement given the political realities of MA (during his watch, Democrats controlled 2/3 of both chambers of the state legislature).
Chris Cox, NRA ILA (Institute of Legislative Action) Executive Director, interviewed Mitt Romney for the SEP 2012 edition of American Rilfeman and American Hunter (p. 16-19). Mitt sounded mighty conservative on all matters regarding the 2nd Amendment.
That said, I don't trust WMR at all. His history of flip-flopping on a host of other issues, his support of homosexuality in the Boy Scouts and right for homosexual couples to adopt, his holding the TEA Party at arm's length, and his actions at the 2012 GOP convention where conservatism was excluded show me he is not to be trusted.
Q: But what choice do we have?
A: The devil we don't know. I too will crawl over broken glass to vote for WMR.
Crap, all I know is that Obama is going to lose the Salesmen of the Year Award for Firearms come January 2013.
And good bye you POS.
He joined the NRA in 2005.
Thanks, Theoria, for that info. So, he joined during his term as governor of MA. Almost looks like a late-life conversion.
Here, take a teaspoon of "Don't read it".......There, feel better?
Oh, and stop kicking that dead horse......
So where's their endorsement for Obama?
LaPierre said in a statement. There is only one choice only one hope to save our firearms freedom and our way of life.
There is another, more ugly way, that might become necessary.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
Romney is a democrat.
Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts, Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony...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.
And you are deliberately distorting the facts. Romney is NOT a Democrat no matter how much you wish he was. That was only a snippet of what he said as he signed the law, which was PRO-GUN and actually eased the restrictions. GOAL (Gun Owners Action League) in Mass was lobbying for the bill and is backing Romney solidly on his protecting the 2cnd Amendment.
“During the Romney Administration, no anti-Second Amendment or anti-sportsmen legislation made its way to the Governors desk.
Governor Romney did sign five pro-Second Amendment/pro-sportsmen bills into law. His administration also worked with Gun Owners Action League and the Democratic leadership of the Massachusetts House and Senate to remove any anti-Second Amendment language from the Gang Violence bill passed in 2006.”
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