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.
I'm not expecting a cabinet full of Mike Pence clones, but getting Holder out alone is a start.
General of the Armies George Washington would be treated like Senator Barry Goldwater or Governor George Wallace if he ran today.
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.
The same class of weapons, by the way, that you can see depicted in the hands of the Minutemen in the following image:
The power of the sword is in the hands of Congress? My friends and countrymen, it is not so; for the powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The Militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the Militia? They are not ourselves as politicians and lawmakers. They are those who have elected us into our positions and entrusted us with the power of preserving and carrying out their wishes. Congress has no power to disarm the Militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the Federal or State governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.
- Tench Coxe, letter to James Madison during adoption of the Bill of Rights in the United States Congress (1789)
They were already banned. The Massachusetts Gun Owners Action League was lobbying FOR this legislation that he signed because it actually expanded gun rights, not the opposite that you keep pretending.
Lie all you want, bold all you want, post all the pretty pictures you want - it doesn’t change the facts or his history.... again, as proven by GOAL and the NRA.
Federally. A ban that was expiring.
Until Romney banned them permanently in Massachusetts.
Tell the truth.
Until Romney made it permanent.
One last point and then I’m going to bed.
Romney also ran for the U.S. Senate as a supporter of the federal ban as well.
What are you smoking? Barry will issue an EO on day 1. Hell with Congress.
There is not even a question on this one. Romney is the only one to save this nation and individual liberties.
Neither candidates understands the issue and both have been on the record as being anti-gun. There is no question that Romney is not as bad on the issue but he is no champion of our gun rights.
This should be a headline on The Onion, not The Hill.
Disgusting that the NRA would endorse a POS left-winger who actually signed an assault weapons ban. A conservative Republican congress might well hold this Democrat-with-an-R in check, but I don’t count on it. And no, before you get to it, I’m not voting for Obama.
Cass Sunstein? That’s who Romney wants to nominate to the Supreme Court? I’d rather have him doing what he’s doing now.
No. Obama would nominate him though. Sunstein was Obama’s regulatory czar for awhile.
He can support hunting and sign another federal AWB at the same time. The NRA should sit this one out ... should they support a man who banned guns, or a man who has stated that he'd like to but never has? Neither.
They can either support a man who wishes to destroy this country and is in the process of doing so, or AFB else and take their chances (our chances, actually, although I quit the NRA back during the last election when they propped up Harry Reid) with him.
There’s a third option, which is to admit that neither candidate supports strong gun rights, thereby earning their endorsement.
That’s support by default for Barack Hussein Obama.
there’s no hope for people who are too stupid to understand math that basic
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