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Surprise: RINO Romney actually good on guns

Written By: Bob - Jan• 15•12

Considering his track record and the “conventional wisdom” surrounding Mitt Romney, I thoroughly expected to find out that “moderate Mitt” was only a lip-service supporter of the Second Amendment.

Bitter says otherwise.

If Mitt ends up winning the race because GOP voters choose him in the nation’s primaries, gun owners need to know the truth about Mitt Romney’s record on guns as Governor of Massachusetts. I have said before many, many times that as a gun owner in Massachusetts during his term, I was extremely active in the efforts to fight more gun control. Guess who was on our side for that battle? Mitt.

This qualifies as one of those “read the whole thing” sort of a post if you’re a Republican primary, a RKBA geek, or both. Romney isn’t the kind to carry a gun, but he doesn’t seem to have intentions or limiting the rights of gun owners, and if he becomes the nominee, he sure beats the hell out of the alternative currently defiling the Oval Office.

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  1. Chris says:

    Ok, I read it. I still won’t buy the Romney.

    There is something to be said for “what have you done for me lately” and trying to pretend to be life-long hunter was plain out and out pandering.

    If he had such a great track record then why not run on THAT rather than play the “let’s dress up in camo to fool the rednecks” game?

  2. mike says:

    “Romney isn’t the kind to carry a gun, but he doesn’t seem to have intentions or limiting the rights of gun owners”


    He very clearly has intentions on limiting the rights of gun owners.

  3. Sebastian says:

    I’m not sure I’d go so far to say he’s good on guns, but he’s not nearly as bad as many people are making him out to be. A lot of folks also don’t understand that he was the governor of a very anti-gun state and was dealing with a very anti-gun legislature.

    Neither Bitter nor I are big fans of his. The big problem with Romney is he blows with the winds. The bill he actually signed was pretty pro-gun for Massachusetts, but somewhere along the line his handlers told him to give a different signing statement than he was originally going to deliver… and the result didn’t come off well.

  4. Firehand says:

    Oh, I understand that, Sebastian; I’m just unwilling to give slack to someone who- if that were the only factor- was willing to change what he ‘believes’ so as to get along with said legislature. Problem is, that doesn’t seem to be what he did: