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Suddenly Hot Rick Santorum Visits Gun Range (OK)
Opposingviews ^ | 9 February, 2012 | NSSF

Posted on 02/10/2012 7:07:29 AM PST by marktwain

Fresh off primary victories in three states, presidential candidate Rick Santorum demonstrated his strong support for the individual right to keep and bear arms by visiting H&H Shooting Sports Complex in Oklahoma City en route to a rally today.

H&H is a NSSF Five Star member range owned by Miles and Jayne Hall.

The Santorum rally originally was scheduled to be held at H&H, but a surge of requests to attend the event forced a change to the Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center, where a crowd estimated at close to 2,000 gathered. The candidate delivered a speech that focused largely on energy, reported News On 6.

During his pre-rally visit at H&H, Santorum said, “I wish we could have had it here, this would have been perfect.”

He added, “I am very impressed. It is easy to see why gun ownership is so strong here, and I stand tall with the Second Amendment.”

Said Miles Hall, founder and president of H&H, “It was a great honor to show a small but important part of the shooting industry to one of our presidential hopefuls.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; nssf; santorum; santorumbanglist
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Nice to see Rick Santorum sending signals to gun owners.
1 posted on 02/10/2012 7:07:39 AM PST by marktwain
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To: Antoninus; Lazlo in PA; American Constitutionalist

(((((PING)))))


2 posted on 02/10/2012 7:09:25 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: marktwain

I would rather have a candidate that used guns for more than campaign photo-ops.

If guns have never been part of their daily life they likely really don’t care much about gun issues.


3 posted on 02/10/2012 7:13:00 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: marktwain

Santorum has a mixed voting record when it comes to gun rights. At least he didn’t say he was a small varmint hunter.


4 posted on 02/10/2012 7:14:39 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Beagle8U

Look who he’s running against.


5 posted on 02/10/2012 7:16:45 AM PST by OKSooner (Today's new tagline. Tomorrow's new tagline pending.)
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To: Durus

I don’t trust Ricky on guns.


6 posted on 02/10/2012 7:17:59 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: marktwain

Just heard on Fox News radio (about 1 minute ago) that Santorum is surging against Romney.

Santorum is showing some very good instincts.

He’s also surging on Intrade. Now Santorum is pretty much taking Gingrich’s place.

2 weeks ago my preference was that Santorum would throw his support to Gingrich.

I’m prepared to hope now, that Gingrich climbs aboard the Santorum express. A solid, in-Mitt’s face Gingrich endorsement of Santorum (along perhaps with a concurrent endorsement by Palin) might just knock Romney out of this thing.

Heard a pretty good quote this morning on an earlier news clip - a guy saying what he liked about Santorum, is that he knew without question, he could trust leaving his own grandchildren in his care.

Santorum has a lot more to offer than babysitting, but that’s a great endorsement from a grandfather.

And I agree with it. Santorum is the real deal.


7 posted on 02/10/2012 7:18:50 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (What if Obama isn't the anti-Christ after all? What if it's Romney?...)
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To: marktwain
I stand tall with the Second Amendment.

Good!

Question for Rick: Being a bitter-clinger from Pennsylvania, how many and what guns do YOU own?

Each candidate who claims to be a "strong" 2nd Amendment supporter should be asked this, and followed up with "Would you sign HR 822 into law?"

8 posted on 02/10/2012 7:19:24 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Durus
"Santorum has a mixed voting record when it comes to gun rights."

Santorum has a lifetime A+ rating from the NRA. Believe me, just about any candidate coming out of Pennsylvania is going to have a very good record on guns, unless they are from the city of Philidelphia. I much prefer a candidate showing his support for the second amendment by visiting gun stores and gun shows than going out and shooting a duck or pheasant. The second amendment is not about hunting, it's about owning and being able to carry arms for your protection against criminals. Be they individuals or governments.
9 posted on 02/10/2012 7:23:14 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: marktwain

Might have been a good idea if Santorum had focused on topics of Gun Ownership. That way the pictures reinforce the message. Just sayin’.

That said, it’s good to see Rick get some traction. As a Pennsylvania voter in a late primary that usually doesn’t matter much, I’d like the opportunity to vote for him and have it mean something.


10 posted on 02/10/2012 7:26:36 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: OKSooner
I don't trust Santorum on much except life and marriage issues. A pro life mushy moderate that would cave on most everything else.
11 posted on 02/10/2012 7:26:36 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: DTogo
"Question for Rick: Being a bitter-clinger from Pennsylvania, how many and what guns do YOU own?"

I'm one of those bitter clinging gun owners from Pennsylvania that Obama talked about. However, I don't really care how many guns Santorum owns. I care about what his beliefs are for my God given freedom to keep and bear arms. He has a lifetime A+ rating from the NRA. That's pretty good.
12 posted on 02/10/2012 7:26:46 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Georgia Girl 2
"I don’t trust Ricky on guns."

Gun Owners of America (GOA) gives Santorum a higher lifetime rating than Gingrich.

13 posted on 02/10/2012 7:27:58 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: marktwain

I hate headline writers.
Does this mean “Suddenly Hot” referring to Santorum’s rise in popularity? Or, does it mean Suddenly, Hot Candidate Rick Santorum decides to visit a gun range?


14 posted on 02/10/2012 7:29:34 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Beagle8U
"A pro life mushy moderate that would cave on most everything else."

I don't think you know too much about Rick's political career. If he's a mushy moderate, then Jim Demint must be also. Sure, he's caved on a few things over the years such as voting for No Child Left Behind, Perscription Drugs and against the National Right to Work laws, but overall he's as solid a conservative as they come.

As I like to point out to many. If this forum would have been around in 1980, many freepers on here would have been bashing the Governor who signed a gun ban into law and raised taxes in his state. Thankfully, those freepers didn't stop Ronald Reagan from becoming the best President in my lifetime. No one's record is perfect. Overall, Ricks has been pretty darn good and is very solidly conservative on a range of issues.
15 posted on 02/10/2012 7:32:56 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: DTogo

I saw an article weeks ago that said he owns seven firearms. I believe he also said his favorite is his Kimber 1911. I don’t know how a grown man gets by with only seven, but that’s more than most D.C. politicians own.

Also, didn’t Santorum champion legislation designed to protect firearm manufacturers (and maybe dealers) from civil liability in cases filed by the anti-gun crowd.


16 posted on 02/10/2012 7:37:45 AM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

So if Obama went out and bought a bunch of semi-autos, he would be a pro gun POTUS?
Rick got a A+ rating from gun groups.....I like him.
Newt is too much of a careerist for my taste.


17 posted on 02/10/2012 7:38:36 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: .45 Long Colt

Here’s a link to the story I read.

“Promoters or Poseurs: The GOP Candidates and Their Guns”

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2011/12/daniel-zimmerman/promoters-or-poseurs-the-gop-candidates-guns/


18 posted on 02/10/2012 7:42:58 AM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: Yorlik803

A+ from the NRA is a great rating.

Romney appears to be very soft on 2A.

Gingrich is not where I would like him to be on 2A.

Rick is good to go on this issue.

I am not a single issue voter but the candidates stand on 2A is very important to me. Ranks with unfettered energy production.


19 posted on 02/10/2012 7:48:19 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

And Mitt has a NRA lifetime B rating. I don’t trust him either. Both show a fundemental “misunderstanding” of the constitution.


20 posted on 02/10/2012 7:58:31 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; AuH2ORepublican; BlackElk; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

21 posted on 02/10/2012 8:04:51 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: marktwain
PA is a very pro gun state. Rick always was very good on the issue as Senator.


22 posted on 02/10/2012 8:07:23 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: marktwain

Why did Santorum vote for anti gun education in schools? Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.


23 posted on 02/10/2012 8:09:30 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: marktwain

Why did Santorum vote for anti gun education in schools? Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.


24 posted on 02/10/2012 8:10:15 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Beagle8U

Santorum voted for federal funding of ANTI GUN education in schools. What a hypocrie!


25 posted on 02/10/2012 8:11:40 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Beagle8U

Santorum voted for federal funding of ANTI GUN education in schools. What a hypocrie!


26 posted on 02/10/2012 8:12:06 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Beagle8U

Santorum voted for federal funding of ANTI GUN education in schools. What a hypocrite


27 posted on 02/10/2012 8:12:16 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: marktwain

It’s Rick’s turn to ride the shooting star.

I despise and distrust all politicians whose only relationship with guns is to use them as campaign props (ala John Kerry).


28 posted on 02/10/2012 8:15:58 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: katiedidit1

Stutter much?


29 posted on 02/10/2012 8:16:29 AM PST by Axeslinger (Where has my country gone?)
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To: marktwain

It’s Rick’s turn to ride the shooting star.

I despise and distrust all politicians whose only relationship with guns is to use them as campaign props (ala John Kerry).


30 posted on 02/10/2012 8:16:29 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: marktwain

Santorum on guns
http://www.truthinourtime.com/2012/01/rick-santorums-voting-record.html


31 posted on 02/10/2012 8:18:14 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: .45 Long Colt
I think the Gun Owners of America (GOA) candidates' survey says a lot about the candidates in microcosm. The surveys are available online in .pdf format.

As you might expect, Santorum and Gingrich for the most part give the same replies, with one exception. Santorum is for the repeal of the '93 Brady Instant Check. Gingrich added a cryptic note on his survey indicating he would not repeal it, but modify it.

32 posted on 02/10/2012 8:18:37 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: katiedidit1

Both the NRA and GOA give Santorum better lifetime ratings than Gingrich. But don’t let the facts blind your hatred for Rick.


33 posted on 02/10/2012 8:23:25 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: katiedidit1

You really don’t have to pound the ‘enter’ key.


34 posted on 02/10/2012 8:24:10 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Joe 6-pack
What is his preferred caliber for a carry piece?

Perry alternately carried a .380 or a 9mm. I carry a 10mm.

If Rick isn't 100% comfy with that idea... He needs to get there.

35 posted on 02/10/2012 8:33:00 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: tbpiper

LOL it happens! also, Santorum’s record on immigration. The man is a hypocrite! Immigration

Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators.
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens.
Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to the earnings of their sponsors.
Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.


36 posted on 02/10/2012 8:44:12 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Beagle8U
If guns have never been part of their daily life they likely really don’t care much about gun issues.

You don't have to shoot regularly or even own a gun to care about freedom and the Constitution.

37 posted on 02/10/2012 8:45:35 AM PST by RygelXVI
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To: Dead Corpse
Rick has declared that his favorite weapon is a Kimber .45.

I don't think he's ever said if he carries concealed, and frankly, I don't think that's something that should be public knowledge any more than whether you or I carry.

38 posted on 02/10/2012 8:46:11 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Dead Corpse

.40 should be the minimum carry caliber. .45 even better.


39 posted on 02/10/2012 8:53:20 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Yorlik803
"So if Obama went out and bought a bunch of semi-autos,
he would be a pro gun POTUS?
Rick got a A+ rating from gun groups.....I like him.
Newt is too much of a careerist for my taste."


I'm not sure why this post was directed at me. Sounds like we agree. My first choice is Rick Santorum, but I could support Newt Gingrich.
40 posted on 02/10/2012 8:54:45 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Well said.

Liberals always pretend that they are for gun rights by


41 posted on 02/10/2012 8:55:52 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m prepared to hope now, that Gingrich climbs aboard the Santorum express. A solid, in-Mitt’s face Gingrich endorsement of Santorum (along perhaps with a concurrent endorsement by Palin) might just knock Romney out of this thing.


It could be that this scenario arises after the next couple contests. We’ll see. Everyone wanted that righteous anger of Newt’s at the debate but his anger has a bitchy, whiny side that voters do not like as much. It’s too easy to make him feel crazy insecure.


42 posted on 02/10/2012 8:57:43 AM PST by Yaelle (Go Santorum!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Santorum at least looks a lot more comfortable in hunting gear than John “Where..Kin..Ah..Git..Me..A..Huntin’..License” Kerry.


43 posted on 02/10/2012 9:00:53 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I love your poster! Cute photo of him hunting.

I am the first person I’ve seen in SoCal with a Santorum 2012 bumpersticker!


44 posted on 02/10/2012 9:01:12 AM PST by Yaelle (Go Santorum!)
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To: Beagle8U

I would rather have a candidate that used guns for more than campaign photo-ops.
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I’m sure there is an old pic, somewhere, of Newt with a gun robbing a convenience store.

(j/k)


45 posted on 02/10/2012 9:01:17 AM PST by no dems (Rick Santorum: The only viable alternative to Obama that we have left.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Open, concealed, as long as he’s on board with the concept.

You have to admit though, a candidate standing on stage with a well tooled leather holster peeking out from under his/her suit coat would solidify a lot of support amongst gun nuts like myself.

Blaze orange and a brand new trap gun don’t impress me. Blued steel with shiny spots on the high points and a well broken in holster? Now that would impress me.


46 posted on 02/10/2012 9:01:49 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Had a brain fart. Sorry.
Rick first...Newt a distant second and Mitt...well....if it comes down to it if you can vote for that idiot McCain you can vote for anybody.


47 posted on 02/10/2012 9:07:41 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Dead Corpse
"Open, concealed, as long as he’s on board with the concept."

Oh, I'm pretty sure he is: Santorum GOA Survey Response

48 posted on 02/10/2012 9:08:36 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: katiedidit1

And the Lemmings stampede from one cliff to another, as the wind changes direction, once again. (This primary season is an utter disaster. Even worse than 2008.)


49 posted on 02/10/2012 9:08:49 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Dead Corpse
Blaze orange and a brand new trap gun don’t impress me.

The Santorum hunting picture on this thread was from a hunt with Rep. Steve King in Iowa.

Considering (as I understand it) all the conflicting regulations from one jurisdiction to the next, I know I would be extremely careful before taking a gun on a significant trip.

50 posted on 02/10/2012 9:12:10 AM PST by RygelXVI
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