The many shades of Mitt Romney

I wish the Mitt Romney was more like Paul Ryan in regards to the Second Amendment.  As I wrote previously, Rep. Ryan has been a constant and trusted vote for the Second Amendment and I feel confident in him in such regards.  The top of the ticket, on the other hand, in regards to figuring out his stance on gun rights, is like trying to capture a shade in the dark.

While as Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney was atrocious in regards to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  Here is the following measures that were passed or supported by Gov. Romney:

  • 1994: backed 5-day waiting period on gun sales.
  • Find common ground with pro-gun & anti-gun groups. (Jan 2012)
  • 2002: I will not chip away at MA’s tough gun laws.
  • 2008: “Lifelong” devotion to hunting meant “small varmints”.
  • 2002: My positions won’t make me the hero of the NRA.
  • GovWatch: 1994: did not “line up with the NRA”.
  • Support the 2nd Amendment AND the assault weapon ban.
  • I support the work of the NRA, but disagree sometimes. (Dec 2007)
  • Ok to ban lethal weapons that threaten police. (Dec 2007)
  • Compromise MA gun bills were net gain for gun owner. (Aug 2007)
  • Supports Second Amendment rights but also assault weapon ban. (May 2007)
  • Will support assault weapons bill and Brady Bill. (Aug 1994)

So one has to ask, what do you believe in Gov. Romney?  I mean, you’re a NRA lifelong member…big whoop…so is Michael Moore.  Also, the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting.  Its nice that you git dem varmints but that surely does not supplant a tried and true voting record for the 2nd Amendment.  Plus you cannot support a gun ban AND still be for the Second Amendment.  That’s a compromise that will not fly.

I, GOA, the members, and the readers are really curious about where you stand on these issues.  I know that we have sent you numerous copies of our survey to see where you stand on these issues and it is our hope that you go ahead and fill them out.  Your running mate has happily returned his to us in the past.  I’ll be happy to tell everyone where you stand on the issues when you return yours…else I’ll just keep pointing out your record as Gov. of Massachusetts.

Its my hope, that with such a strong pro gun running mate selection that you have finally made your decision on where you stand.

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