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.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!
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?
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: