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Mitt Romney Touts Gun Rights

Discussion in 'Legal' started by lacoochee, Jan 14, 2007.

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  1. lacoochee

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  2. geekWithA.45

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    Romney actually has a history of being pro-gun. He is the reason Mass residents can actually transport firearms in their vehicles.
     
  4. lacoochee

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    The question is would he veto another stupid AWB?

    If not, I don't want him, I already compromised twice when I voted for Pres. Bush, I won't do so again.
     
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    hes not as bad as the rest of the shmucks here. but hes not as good as people else where. only way hed get my vote is if hes against Comrade Clinton
     
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    Wasn't he the same dirtbag that SIGNED the MA AWB? We know for a fact he is like Bush and will not veto a Fed AWB. He is worthless. In a race with Ron Paul, and a few other good ones, Romney can go ____ himself for all I care.
     
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    We could do worse (McCain). We could also do much better on this issue.

    Jim Gilmore, Duncan Hunter, Ron Paul, Brownback, Huckabee, Tancredo, and Newt are probably better too.

    And if Mike Pence or Mark Sanford run, they would be better too.
     
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    Romney was a liberal Republican for years. Now that he wants to be President he's trying to shine up his conservative credentials. Gay marriage? Yes back then. No now. Guns? No then. Yes now. Hypocrite? Maybe then. Certainly now.
     
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    I like Somekid's remarks about this. Compared to Ron Paul (or well any of the other candidates save maybe, John McCain), Romney can ____ himself!
     
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    Take it from a Ma resident Romney screwed us good we STILL have the state equivalent of the Fed ASW made no attempt to even things out here for us gun
    owners
     
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    Unless He Professes...

    ...some sort of epiphany, or confesses to feigned liberalism to get elected in Massachusetts, I don't want to hear it. There is nothing like getting screwed by someone who misrepresents him(her)self to get elected, then misrepresents you when they get in office. As it stands right now, I'm highly dubious of Mitt Romney.

    With Ron Paul stepping up to run as a Republican(a party that might give him a chance at the big desk), we won't need someone like Romney.

    Woody

    How you prepare yourself today is all you'll have to defend yourself tomorrow. B.E. Wood
     
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    Romney may well be the best the Republicans can field in the next presidential election. How about another Bush (Jeb)? Lots of time for the dust to settle.

    It is beyond me to understand how someone like Ted Kennedy gets re-elected time after time, even in MA. I would guess it is call "pork" or "bringin home the bacon".
     
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    Discussion over at Northeast Shooters forum (lots of MA residents who know Romney's tricks quite well)

    I cannot believe anyone would be such a chump as to vote for this empty suit. His claim to fame before running for Governor was being an executive for the Olympics. Just what we need, someone who has experience running a corrupt venal organization that has accountability to nobody.

    http://northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=15174&highlight=romney
     
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    At least Kennedy seems to represent the feelings and values of his constituents. He's been consistent, and they've continued to consistently vote for him. Romney is a weather vane.
     
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    If he's popular enough in Massachussetts to get elected governor, there is no way I would ever vote for him.
     
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    I think Ron Paul is possibly the only republican i would ever vote for, but in fairness i vote libertarian, something he's frequently been accused of being.
     
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    Romney

    He's a phony. He is another liberal republican like Rudy Giuliani or Lincoln Chafee. He knows gun control won't fly outside MA. I think Woody said it best.
     
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    I'll give him a fair shot, but I'm deeply skeptical. I want unambiguous position statements and a clear rejection of the Mass approach. Yarns about how he shot bunnies as a kid and photo ops in camo are fine, but don't really mean much.
     
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    Funny thing is a few articles noted which booths he attended. Note none of them were bushmaster/DPMS/Magpul/RRA/Barrett or otherwise

    The list went more like this
    smith and wesson, springfield, ruger

    He's skating the thin political ice. Almost like John Kerry hunting....
     
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    Didn't Kerry pull this stunt? Has anyone seen Kerry out hunting since then?
     
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    Perhaps you should research what Romney actually did in the 2002 Winter Olympics before you make that statement. Cite specifics, please, regarding any corruption he was personally involved in? As I recall, Romney's position was extremely accountable and all the fiscal promises and commitments were met.
     
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    We have had a AWB law, which closely mirrors the expired Federal law, in this state since 1994. Though the Mass AWB does not have a sunset clause, a bill was introduced in 2004, in our legislature that would have further restricted "AWs" in this state. It was a complete rewrite of the original bill with stricter language. It did not make it through the Democrat legislature as written and was redrawn to minic the first original 1994 law, with a few language clear ups. Romney signed the new bill into law which is really only a rewrite of the 1994 bill, with some clearing up on the language. We did not get a new stricter law, just the status quo. No ground was lost, and a bit gained.

    No anti-gun bills ever really made it to his desk during the four years, so we can't say he was good or bad. He also did not push for gun control. He did sign a few bills that helped out sportsman. I bet if they did land on his desk he would have signed them like every other Republican Governor before him.

    Romney was overall good for Mass, but by the end of four years he had butted heads with too many powerbrokers in Boston, and he was on the outs with the Dem controlled legislature. He probably would have lost in 2006. This state has become more liberal over the pass few years because of the hot button national topics such as the Iraq war, and other Bush screw ups. Even Republicans in this state are anti-war.

    Personally, I would not vote for him for US President. He is a classic big government, anti personal rights, Republican who cares more about corporation rights than ours. At least in Mass he was heavly restricted by the Democrat controlled legislature on what he could do as Governor.

    From the article.
    Thats all you need to know about him. Never trust a politican that says they support the RKBA, but don't own any firearms.
     
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    I was hoping Laura Bush could talk Condoleeza Rice into running. Dr Rice clearly understands that the 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with hunting (link is long; search for "guns").

    But that won't happen. After all, Condi is childless, and therefore unqualified.

    "Impeach Bush. Cheney 2007"
     
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    Romney is a moron who thinks that if he says whatever he thinks his hoped-for voters want to hear NOW, that there's no such thing as the Internet to let them look up what he said THEN. Even if they don't remember...which most do.

    He's not fooling anyone.

    And ask any fiscal conservative if they'd like national public works projects done like the Big Dig.
     
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    Even guys like Kerry who voted for Kennedy's ban on .30-30 ammo (among pretty much every other centerfire rifle caliber) claim to support the Second Amendment... too bad they never explain what they think the Second Amendment means when they discuss it.

    My rule of thumb is that if you follow your "I support the Second Amendment." claim with a discussion of how you used to hunt rabbits/quail/deer/ etc. as a young man then you don't have a clue about the Second Amendment.
     
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