Thursday, December 20, 2007

Romney Shoots Self In Wee-Wee!

I've been waiting for somebody to JUMP ON THIS...yes, Mitt Romnet supports a new assault weapon ban. This from Bob Owens at Pajamas Media:
Grilled by Tim Russert on Meet the Press this past Sunday over his past support for controversial gun control laws, Mitt Romney reiterated his support for a ban on “assault weapons,” a detail most observers in the media duly forgot.
Romney’s answers to Russert’s questions smacked of either ignorance or pandering (my emphasis below).

… I signed—I would have supported the original assault weapon ban. I signed an assault weapon ban as Massachusetts governor because it provided for a relaxation of licensing requirements for gun owners in Massachusetts, which was a big plus. And so both the pro-gun and the anti-gun lobby came together with a bill, and I signed that. And if there is determined to be, from time to time, a weapon of such lethality that it poses a grave risk to our law enforcement personnel, that’s something I would consider signing. There’s nothing of that nature that’s being proposed today in Washington. But, but I would, I would look at weapons that pose extraordinary lethality…

And moments later:

… We also should keep weapons of unusual lethality from being on the street. And finally, we should go after people who use guns in the commission of crimes or illegally, but we should not interfere with the right of law-abiding citizens to own guns either for their own personal protection or hunting or any other lawful purpose.

In Mitt’s world, what constitutes extraordinary or unusual lethality?
This is a turning point. A vote for Mitt is a vote for a new assualt weapons ban...you can't keep the scales over your eyes any longer!

11 comments:

the pistolero said...

And if there is determined to be, from time to time, a weapon of such lethality that it poses a grave risk to our law enforcement personnel, that’s something I would consider signing. There’s nothing of that nature that’s being proposed today in Washington.

Oh really, Mitt? So HR 1022 was just a figment of the fevered gunnie's imagination? You fragging tool...

Anonymous said...

If we really needed proof that Mitt Romney is only changing his position on key issues to appeal to GOP primary voters, here it is. He fundamentally does not understand firearms yet pays to be a life member in time to look good in running for president.

The NRA should refund his damn money and tell him thanks, but no thanks. The NRA should not be used by this guy and we certainly should not allow him to use us, the gun owning/using public.

Don't Ban Guns. Ban Mitt Romney!

Anonymous said...

Good Lord. Can somebody, somewhere please tell this guy to get a clue. He can't even correctly pretend to be good on guns. Just drop out. The sad thing is that he proves that with enough money you can fake your way past a whole lot of people.

gullyborg said...

Seriously now:

The NRA needs to get involved in this primary, before Iowa and NH allow Mitt to start gaininig momentum.

Fred Thompson is the best hope we have to put a pro-gun, small-government conservative in the White House.

Huckabee is good on gun rights, but he has a bad record on crime, is a big-government nanny-stater, and would be the easiest of the mainstream candidates for the democrats to defeat.

Ron Paul? Not a chance in hell of ever being elected outside his gerrymandered House disrict.

Hunter is polling lower than the margin of error.

McCain is a decent guy, but he isn't exactly a champion for gun rights.

Giuliani? May as well be Romney. Or Hillary.

Tancredo is out... and sleeping with the enemy.

Which brings us back to Fred.

We need to start pressuring the NRA to step in and get behind Fred Thompson, or else our best case scenario is waking up the first Wednesday of November to "President Romney" and our worst case scenario is "President Clinton" and a whole new generation of gun bans.

FRED '08!

someguy said...

Yeah, well, I'm not counting on the NRA's 'wisdom' for much right now, since they helped get HR1022 passed today... Meaning we take it in the can AGAIN.

Yes, I'm a member, and Chris Cox was actually a classmate of mine in college. I'm also so pissed off right now I can't even see straight. This is why I want Michael on the board - he won't put up with this kind of shit.

Anonymous said...

I agree that Fred Thompson is the best candidate we got available to us. It's a shame that there are gun owners and sportsmen who actually back Rudy or Romney. At times like these we are our own enemy.

Hazcat said...

" someguy said...
Yeah, well, I'm not counting on the NRA's 'wisdom' for much right now, since they helped get HR1022 passed today... Meaning we take it in the can AGAIN."

When did HR1022 pass and how did the NRA help?

Anonymous said...

Fred ain't gonna make it. He will be forced out after Ia or he may try to hang on until SC and then leave the race.

Anonymous said...

Romney is a RINO and so is vowels. Voting for anyone from NYS or Mass is silly.

Anonymous said...

I think Fred is going to come in second in Iowa and that will jumpstart his campaign.

Rush Limbaugh is on fire attacking Huckabee mercilessly right now.

Huck's bubble is gonna burst, big time. He will begin a free fall, and come in third in Iowa - just like Howard Dean.

Romney will win Iowa, but since he had such a strong campaign there all along it won't really be news.

The news will be Fred ain't Dead, and Huck is S' outa Luck.

In the end, it's going to come down to a battle of liberals - Rudy, Romney, McCain - against one lone conservative - Fred Thompson. As long as that RINO bloc is split, Fred will win in the end.

Anonymous said...

> so is vowels

That applies to gIUlIAnI and hUckAbEEEEEEE